Enable provide support into employment through a range of different methods including job searching, help with applications, CV writing and communicating with employers. If you are looking at going into voluntary or paid employment, use this page to find some useful resources that will help you with the employment process.

Putting Together Your Curriculum Vitae

The first step to applying for any job is usually to produce an up-to-date CV – demonstrating your skills and attributes. Sometimes this can be difficult to put together. Below you can find our CV template, designed specifically to make this process as simple as possible:

CV Template (PDF)

When writing a CV it is important to use power words – these are words that stand out to the employer. It is useful to research the job description of the position you are applying for and find relevant associated keywords.

Positive words to describe yourself: Action words:
  • Confident
  • Flexible
  • Adaptable
  • Hard-working
  • Reliable
  • Dedicated
  • Creative
  • Dynamic
  • Business/commercial minded
  • Enthusiastic
  • Resourceful
  • Diplomatic
  • Co-operative
  • Consistent
  • People-oriented
  • Loyal
  • Self-motivated
  • Achieved
  • Accomplished
  • Completed
  • Delegated
  • Demonstrated
  • Developed
  • Directed
  • Established
  • Evaluated
  • Facilitated
  • Increased
  • Launched
  • Maintained
  • Regulated
  • Supervised
  • Won
  • Conducted
  • Negotiated
  • Liaised

Speculative Cover Letter

In order to enhance your chances of getting a job, it is often recommended to include a cover letter with your CV or application. These can be challenging to put together in a way that will stand out to the employer. Use our speculative cover letter below to help gain some tips and ideas.

Speculative Cover letter PDF