CVs & Cover Letters

Writing and formatting tips to make your application stand out.

Tips From a Recruiter: Standing Out to Hiring Managers During COVID-19

To stand out to hiring managers during this time, tailor your resume to include the most relevant information at the top.

How to Write a Resume During COVID-19

Here are several ways to optimize your CV as you search for jobs during COVID-19.

10 Best Skills to Include on a CV

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.

139 Action Verbs to Make Your CV Stand Out

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 Structure a Cover Letter (With Example)

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.

How to Write a Cover Letter

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

6 Universal Rules for Writing Your CV

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

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

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

Selecting the Right CV Skills in 5 Simple Steps

This guide covers specific steps on how to determine the right skills to grow in your career, gain the right skills and communicate the right skills to employers.