Careers advice

So you’ve found a job you want to apply for… Now you just have to get it! Easy. Check out our advice on how to write the perfect CV and cover letter and what to do – and NOT do – when putting together your application.


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Which CV template

CV templates

Not sure where to start? Make sure you get that all-important job interview with one of our CV templates.

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How to write a cover letter

Cover letter templates

It’s all very well having a great CV but it won’t count for much if your cover letter isn’t equally dazzling. Our templates ensure that employers will find it hard to say no.

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reference letter guide

Reference letter templates and guide

This guide will help you prepare your references and ensure your personal references in particular are ready for when an employer asks for them.

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How to get a reference

How to get a reference

Our simple guide talks you through getting your references, including who you should ask and how to get in touch with them.

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How to change your career

How to change your career

You’ve made the decision to make a change in your career and move on from your current role. So how do you make sure you maximise the opportunities that are out there?

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Bad references

What to do with a bad reference

You may think it's illegal for previous employers to give a bad reference, but you'd be wrong. Find out the facts behind bad references...

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Your CV questions answered

Your CV questions answered

We've pulled together all of your most commonly-asked CV questions into one page and provide a CV FAQ, complete with answers from Fuller CV.

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Get your CV in order

Get your CV in order

Having trouble writing your CV? Whatever career you're chasing, you can follow these simple steps.

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Funny CV mistakes

Funny CV mistakes: bloopers and mix-ups

These guys really weren’t thinking when they emailed over their CVs... We bring you our CV funnies - just don't make the same mistakes!

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10 CV mistakes to avoid

Read our guide to common – and easy – application mistakes that can make the difference between getting a job interview and having your CV put straight on the ‘no’ pile.

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The art of writing a good CV

A CV is your chance to sell yourself to a potential employer and it has to be well written and positive. We show you how to clearly present your skills.

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10 steps to a successful CV

10 steps to a successful CV

We bring you our 10 steps to creating a CV that employers just can't ignore!

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CV checklist

We’ve put together a quick CV checklist to help you to make sure you’ve not missed anything. If you can tick off all of these points then you’re good to go!

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Cover letter tips

Cover letter tips

Are you SURE your job application is ready? Don't hit 'send' until you've made sure that you've followed all of our cover letter must-do tips.

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Why application forms

Why application forms?

Your heart may sink when faced with an application form, because they can appear pretty impersonal.
But don’t worry, there’s a technique for ensuring that your application form gets noticed.

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Write a winning cover letter

How to write a winning application form

Application forms are definitely worth your time and attention if you want to get it right, so here’s how to fill in a stellar application and land that job.

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Application form checklist

Before you sit down to write, make sure you've read through our handy job application form checklist.

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Application forms 101

Strange answers on application forms

Check out these application form howlers by mischievous or misguided jobseekers that definitely didn’t get the job, and make sure you NEVER make the same mistakes.

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Answering competency questions

Not just something to think about if you get asked for an interview, competency questions are increasingly being included in the initial written application too. Here’s how to answer them...

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How to write about hobbies on your CV

The section of a CV that seems to cause a lot of confusion is hobbies and interests. Here are our top tips on how to make this section more effective.

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Stand out from the crowd

How to stand out from the competition

There are so many jobseekers around at the moment that it can pay to work on a strategy that will make you look special in the eyes of an employer. But where should you start…?

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How to make a video CV

How to: make a video CV

while they’re not suitable for every job, for areas of work where personality counts, a video CV is worth considering.

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Selling yourself effectively

How to market yourself

There’s much more to the job seeking process than checking your CV and covering letter. So how can you ensure your job search is successful?

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Easy email mistakes

Easy email mistakes

Career jeopardising mistakes are just a click away. Look over our checklist before hitting send!

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Creative application

Get creative with your job application

Looking for inspiration on how to create a knock-their-socks off application? We show you how to wow...

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How recruiters find candidates

Where do recruiters find candidates?

How do you get noticed by recruiters? We've got a few handy pointers to help you stand out, from CVs to networking events.

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And just in case...

 Interview advice

We are sure that our CV advice will give you a great chance of getting an interview...

Stay one step ahead and check out our interview advice to make sure that job is YOURS! 

Interview mistakes: funny, sad and just plain bad

Interviews: Let your body do the talking

Difficult interview questions

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