CVs & Cover Letters

Writing and formatting tips to make your application stand out.

Interpersonal Skills: Definitions and Examples preview image

Interpersonal skills, also called “people skills, involve communicating and working with others. Here are some examples of interpersonal skills and how you might use them in your career.

139 Action Verbs to Make Your CV Stand Out preview image

When writing your CV, avoid using weak or passive verbs. From this list of action verbs, select the words that help you powerfully communicate your achievements.

How to Write a Cover Letter preview image

Learn how to write a cover letter, with advice on which greeting to use, do and don'ts, and templates.

Q&A: Should You Include a Cover Letter? preview image

You should include a cover letter if you have the option. This is your chance to demonstrate what you have to offer, in your own words.

6 Universal Rules for Writing Your CV preview image

Learn how to write a CV with these six ground rules, including how to cover the essentials, quantify your accomplishments, and more.

How to Structure a Cover Letter (With Example) preview image

A cover letter should be around three paragraphs long, include your contact information, a professional salutation, a few anecdotes with concrete examples of why you're qualified to the job, and a complimentary closing.

10 Best Skills to Include on a CV preview image

Learn how to highlight 10 of the best skills that employers look for on your CV, how to choose between hard and soft skills, and more with Indeed Career Guide.

7 Powerful Ways to Start a Cover Letter (With Examples) preview image

Start your cover letters with authenticity and enthusiasm, letting your personality and qualifications shine through. Here are several examples.

How to Write a CV Employers Will Notice preview image

Write a CV employers will notice by using a simple format and a standard font. Lead with a professional summary, list accomplishments rather than tasks and quantify results when possible.

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