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The Graduate Career Guidebook

2nd Edition

by Steve Rook

Chapter 14: Targeting your CV

Example CVs

A comprehensive guide on how to develop an excellent CV is provided in The Graduate Career Guidebook. Five core example CVs are provided in the book and four more are shown here, as follows:

In the book:

  • Example CV 1 – a poor CV
  • Example CV 2 – an average chronological CV
  • Example CV 3 – a good chronological/traditional CV
  • Example CV 4 – a good skills-based CV
  • Example CV 5 – a good CV from someone just starting out, looking for work experience

On this website:

  • Example CV 6 – another good chronological/traditional CV
  • Example CV 7 – a second good skills-based CV
  • Example CV 8 – a good one-page CV
  • Example CV 9 – the format for an academic CV

Brief job details and personal specifications are provided for each example so that you can see how well (or badly) they have been targeted at the particular vacancy.


Further resources