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CV and interview

So you’ve found a job that interests you? That’s great! Now it’s time to make the right impression with your CV, covering letter, application and interview.

Your CV​

Your curriculum vitae (CV) is your personal marketing tool, so presentation, readability and content are important. It should provide prospective employers with sufficient information about you, your skills and abilities, so they can decide whether you are suitable for a position. However, it should not be an essay. 


​Your covering letter or application

The covering letter or application is a chance to elaborate. It is an opportunity to pick out information that is particularly impressive or relevant to the role and shout about it. 

Your interview

Interviews are not an examination, but they are testing how you will approach your working day with real people. It’s not about academic prowess; it’s about a professional, practical common sense approach. We provide BDA members with interview preparation

We're here to support you

We provide BDA members with tips for every step of this journey. Become a BDA member and get access to everything you need to know to get the right job for you.  


 


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See our Members-only section for everything you need on CVs and interviews.


Not yet a member? Join today to access our advice and support. 

​Qualified in the last year? 

Members can watch our ilearn video on creating the perfect CV.

Get ahead of the pack and land the right job for you.