Job found? Check. Cover letter? Check. CV? Nope. Are you a school leaver, college student or graduate seeking inspiration to impress those employers? Well, you have come to the right place. Our CV examples will give you inspiration on how to design the right CV for the job. We understand you may not want to read a step-by-step guide on how to write a CV, so below you can look at our templates with a fresh cup of coffee.
You can use our guide to write your own then check it against our CV examples in case you require new ideas. If you've finished your CV, take a look at our interview tips to prepare yourself for the big day.
School leaver CV (CV with no job experience)
Joseph has finished his GCSEs and is now thinking of writing his very first school leaver CV. He has the grades, but no work experience. Therefore, seeking a part-time job in a retail setting seems to be the safest option. FYI many retailers and hospitality sectors offer training to candidates with no experience!
In the meantime, volunteering is an effective way to make your CV look fabulous. Read our article on how to boost your CV to make sure your CV stands out from the crowd. If you’ve spotted an ideal job but have no idea what to include on your CV, take a look at our version here (we also have a sparkling PDF version too)
James is feeling proactive and wants to do an internship or placement in his third year of study. And we don’t blame him! Doing a year in industry is incredibly beneficial to your professional development. However, these positions are highly competitive, so he needs to sell himself. When you are writing an internship CV, remember a few key points...
- Express your desire to intern at a company.
- Tailor your personal profile and key skills to the job description.
- Throw in any extracurricular activities (drinking copious amounts of shots do no count. Unfortunately).
For some literary inspiration, view our cv example below. If you’re a PDF lover, you can view our internship example too.
Ellie has graduated from university with a 2:1 in Business Marketing, which means it is now time to write a graduate CV. Surviving university and those late night study sessions already displays willpower, but there are other ways to show this. She has written about her internship experience, including all the valuable skills she acquired along the way. Check out our example below for tips to make your graduate CV stand out (and you guessed it, you can view our PDF version too).