CVs and Applications


A CV is a marketing tool, designed to give a potential employer essential information about you and your suitability for a vacancy. Employers and recruitment agencies may request a copy of your CV at the start of the recruitment process.
You may also find that many employers will expect you to complete an application form to demonstrate that you meet their job requirements. You will need to provide evidence of your suitability for a particular role by providing examples, based on your previous work history, life at University, work experience and volunteering.

Take a look at our CV Toolkit (.PDF) to get started with writing your CV.

All Cardiff Metropolitan University students have access to the careers e-module via Moodle. To find it just view your module course list - CAREER_15 Your Career e-Module_15.  Open the CV e-Lesson and Applications e-lesson to learn about:

  • What employers expect.
  • How to effectively target your CV, covering letter and application for a particular role.

Other resources for CVs and applications can be found via Prospects and Target.

Once you have created a first draft CV or application form, book an appointment with a Career Adviser.

Contact us
Book an appointment with a Careers Consultant via CareerHub, use your student log in.
e-mail or Tel: 029 2041 6333