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CVs and Applications book

A good application, whether a CV and cover letter or an application form, is critical in getting to the interview stage. Our CVs & Applications books are packed full of examples, so whether you’re preparing for the annual graduate recruitment cycle, or an academic researcher looking for your first lectureship position, you’ll find something inside to help you.

Written by careers advisers at Cambridge University Careers Service - pick up a free copy or download the books below.

  • CVs & Cover Letters for PhDs and Postdocs - for PhD students, postdocs, and for Masters students with significant work or research experience. It covers jobs both in and outside academia, and in and outside research.

NB: These books are designed to help you to write CVs for use in the UK. The style and content of your CV may need to be very different for use in other countries. GoinGlobal gives information on international careers, including CVs for different countries.

Talk: Cover letters and personal statements

Slides: Cover letters and personal statements