Example CVs and cover letters


Download annotated example CVs below and use you mouse to view additional comments and notes on key features.

These example CVs can be used as a basis for developing your own CVs for different purposes. They all use the same profile so you can see how differently the same information can be presented for different audiences.

Find more information on writing CVs on the LSE Careers website.

Once you have completed your CV make an appointment with the PhD careers consultant to check the content.

Cover letters

Download cover letter notes for non-academic jobs [pdf] to give you some ideas about how to sell your transferable and specialised strengths and also allay some of the concerns non-academic employers sometimes have about employing a PhD.

Find more information on writing cover letters on the LSE Careers website.

Please note: CVs used here are completely fictional and have been created for the use of examples.