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Good CV & Cover Letter Template?
« on: June 24, 2019, 12:49:02 PM »
Hello, I am starting my job search and trying to get my U.S. Resume and cover letters into U.K. format.  Does anyone have a personal CV they can message me or post here (removing any personal details that you wish)? I would really appreciate it! Thanks in advance!
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Re: Good CV & Cover Letter Template?
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2019, 01:16:30 PM »
What industry are you in? There are lots of examples online. Be aware you will need to tailor the CV and cover letter to the position, show exactly how you meet every point in the posting.

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Re: Good CV & Cover Letter Template?
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2019, 01:21:18 PM »
I'm mainly Digital Marketing/Communications Manager/IT.  I'm looking for an overall template that I can tailor to my needs.
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Re: Good CV & Cover Letter Template?
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2019, 02:05:12 PM »
Be aware you will need to tailor the CV and cover letter to the position, show exactly how you meet every point in the posting.

Just want to pop in and emphasise how important addressing EVERY requirement on the job description/person specification is. Once I started very clearly doing that, I got invited for an interview for nearly every post I applied for (I hadn't been invited for any previously).

I don't have an example to send your way but I used one of the Word templates for my most recent CV, which has gone over well, and have just looked at examples online to structure my cover letters.

Also it doesn't seem to me that cover letters (in the traditional, one page pitch sense) are requested too often here. In my experience, employers are looking for a longer piece of writing where you describe how you meet the PS/JD.
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Re: Good CV & Cover Letter Template?
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2019, 02:02:49 PM »
Thanks for the tips.  Does anyone have a cover letter template I can start with? I'm confused on how to address my right to work in the U.K., etc.
~Priority Settlement Spouse Visa~
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Online application submitted: 17 Feb 2019
Biometrics & docs mailed: 21 Feb 2019
Documents received in NY: 22 Feb 2019
Documents received by Sheffield on: 25 Feb 2019
Decision Made Email: 18 March 2019
APPROVED!!: 20 March 2019
Arrived in the U.K.: 03 April 2019


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