A CV is a personal marketing document and should be a clear and structured summary of your: education; employment; experience; skills; and interests. It should show the potential employer that you are a suitable candidate for the job so that you will be invited for interview. The most effective CVs are the ones which are tailored to the job you are applying to.
Congratulations! Your application has been successful and you’ve been invited to interview. This means that the employer already thinks that you might be the right person for the job and the company. The interview gives the employer the opportunity to find out more about you, and it also gives you the chance to ensure that both the job and the employer are right for you.
A well constructed covering letter will strongly support your application for both advertised posts or when sending your CV speculatively to potential employers. Unless you are specifically asked not to send one, take time to prepare a covering letter or email that emphasises your interest and suitability
Employers use application forms to get an idea of your knowledge, skills, attributes and experience in a format that they can compare with other applicants. It’s the only information they have about you and on which they’ll decide whether to interview you. There’s a lot of competition for placements and graduate jobs so you should be prepared to put in time and effort to write strong and convincing applications.