How to write a Curriculum Vitae

This is a free guide, written by the LSE careers consultants and available only to LSE students. Come to the LSE Careers resource centre (5th Floor, Saw Swee Hock Student Centre) to pick up your free copy or download the PDF version: How to write CVs and cover letters [pdf].

Or have a look through it online below:

LSE Careers exclusive resources – Vault: Career Insider

Vault: Career Insider is an online tool that allows LSE students and alumni access to unlimited and comprehensive careers information and advice including: worldwide company and internship ranking and reviews industry guides, searchable by organisation, location and more career path guidance, including profiles about different occupations advice on resumes, cover letters, interviews and networking company profiles to help you when researching employers jobs and […]


Alternative CV formats – functional or skills based CVs

As you know, one of the most important elements in your job search toolkit is your CV. If effective, it’ll play a key role in opening doors and ensuring you’re invited to interview. Of course it might be more accurate to talk of CVs. Your CV isn’t a one-off definitive generic document. It needs to be tailored for each individual application. There […]


Different CV for different jobs – why tailored CVs yield better results

Blog by LSE Careers consultant Maddie Smith: Ever seen an advertisement and thought, that’s not targeted at me or conversely really felt it talked to you? Marketers spend fortunes trying to understand consumers and producing adverts encouraging people to buy their products. Well it might seem a strange thing to say but many of the same principals of effective advertising […]


How to keep your CV to two pages

Many recruiters tell us they get hundreds of applications per vacancy so have to shortlist CVs very quickly. It’s important therefore to keep your CV concise, on one or two pages (unless it’s an academic CV) and tailor it to the role you’re applying for. We often see students who need help with what to cut out of their CV […]


CV writing for experienced hires

As someone with a few years of work experience, you’ll already have had some success with writing CVs. When rewriting your CV as an experienced hire, it’s important to take a step back and consider the parts of your CV that are still relevant to include for a new audience/level. Rewriting your CV can be a very helpful exercise in […]


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Applications Day: How to write effective CVs

Starts: 30 Sep 2017 10:00 AM
Finishes: 30 Sep 2017 3:00 PM
Writing an effective CV is important for success during the recruitment process. Attend this seminar to find out how to tailor your CV to the employer and position in order to make it stand out. This seminar is aimed at students who do not have a lot of experience writing a CV.

Applications Day: CVs for experienced hires

Starts: 30 Sep 2017 12:00 PM
Finishes: 30 Sep 2017 3:00 PM
When you have several years professional experience, it can be a challenge to know how best to present it. These seminars will look at different CV formats and techniques for presenting yourself effectively, and are aimed at postgraduates with a number of years professional work experience.

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