Example CVs and job hunting tools

Build your CV using our example CVs and covering letters, and find extra tools and tips to help you organise your job hunt.

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Our CV examples show you the basics of how to build your CV for internships and graduate jobs. They are based on an imaginary student applying for an internship in her penultimate year and a graduate job in her final year. The CVs are chronological but focus on skills and you can compare them to see how your CV should evolve while you are at university. We’ve included an annotated version of the final year CV to show you the thinking behind the way it is structured and written.

Look through the sector CVs for more ideas on layout and phrasing and remember to tailor your CV for every internship and job application.

CV template: engineering

Example engineering CV with tips

CV template: annotated CV

Example CV annotated with tips

CV template: penultimate year

Example CV for internship applications

CV template: law vacation scheme

Example law vacation scheme CV with tips

CV template: investment banking

Example investment banking CV with tips

Covering letter templates: general and sector

Covering letter template: investment banking

Example covering letter for an investment banking role

Covering letter template: engineering

Example covering letter for an engineering role

Covering letter template: general

Example covering letter

Covering letter: ‘how to’ guide

Guide to structuring your covering letter

Covering letter template: law vacation scheme

Example covering letter for a law vacation scheme

Extra resources for organising your job hunt