CV Writing

Build an impressive CV or résumé.

Course Director: George Fussey

Director of Career Education, Eton College
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Course overview

Our CV Writing Course will help you to sell yourself by demonstrating your skills and abilities. You will learn how to write a cover letter, adapt your CV to specific sectors and get your CV noticed in today’s job market.



Understanding CVs

  • Finding work you love
  • Characteristics of a strong CV
  • Employer’s perspective


Starting Your CV

  • Skills and abilities
  • Qualifications and experiences
  • Your personal profile


Ordering and Formatting

  • Ordering information for impact
  • What to include
  • Formatting your CV


Tailoring Your CV

  • Using keywords
  • Organisational values
  • Common CV errors


Writing a Cover Letter

  • CV vs a cover letter
  • Conveying enthusiasm
  • The right formats and conventions


Advertising Your CV

  • Final checks
  • A professional social network profile
  • Hidden job market

CV Writing – learning outcomes


By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • understand the employer’s perspective and tailor your CV accordingly
  • identify your values for work and develop your CV
  • describe your qualifications and experience
  • format, order and style your CV so it stands out in a positive way
  • use keywords and organisational values appropriately and check for errors
  • write an effective cover letter to accompany your CV
  • get the most out of professional social networks and access the hidden job market.

Study options


Self-paced, independent learning that students complete at their own pace.

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  • 7–10 hours of learning materials
  • Progress dashboard
  • Diagnostic test to measure skill level
  • Certificate of completion

Course Pack

This course is also available as part of our 'Start a Career' Course Pack

Important information


As part of our rigorous safeguarding procedures, all EtonX tutors and staff have passed an enhanced DBS check and Child Safeguarding course.

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Technical requirements

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Entry requirements

The minimum level of English required to participate in our courses is Upper Intermediate or B2 on the CEFR.

All the useful knowledge and step by step structure really improved my confidence for building a CV and cover letter.
Ariana, CV Writing, UK

Free access for state schools

If you’re a state school student in the UK aged 13 or over, you get free access to all of our courses. No catch. Start building your skills today!

Not in the State Sector?

Don't worry - you can still purchase a 12 month subscription! Individual and bulk school licence purchases are available.

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