CV and Cover Letter Preparation Support GeoModes session
code: ZZ4

CV and Cover Letter Preparation Support

format: Virtual course
duration: 1 day
level: Foundation
accreditation: CAA


No dates available


One-to-one 1-hour virtual life session.

This virtual face-to-face session is highly interactive and discussion-based so a stable internet connection and a laptop or computer with a microphone and webcam are required.

In order to maximise the time and benefit of the session please note that the price includes:

  • approximately 1 hr pre-session preparation
  • 1-hour skills and capabilities assessment session (held virtually)
  • approximately 1 hr post-session home work


The post-session personal assessment report will be provided on the same day.

The objectives of the CV and Cover Letter Preparation Session are as follows:

  1. Tailored Documents: Assist clients in crafting customized CVs and cover letters that effectively showcase their skills, experiences, and achievements in alignment with their desired career path.
  2. Highlighting Achievements: Help clients identify and articulate their key accomplishments and contributions in previous roles to differentiate themselves from other candidates.
  3. Formatting Guidance: Provide guidance on formatting and structuring CVs and cover letters to ensure readability and professionalism, including appropriate use of language, font styles, and section organization.
  4. Keyword Optimization: Optimize CVs and cover letters with relevant keywords and phrases to enhance visibility and alignment with job descriptions and industry requirements.
  5. Personal Branding: Support clients in developing a personal brand narrative that communicates their unique value proposition and professional identity to potential employers.
  6. Tailoring for Job Applications: Teach clients how to tailor their CVs and cover letters for specific job applications, emphasizing relevant skills and experiences that match job requirements.
  7. Showcasing Transferable Skills: Highlight transferable skills and competencies gained from previous roles or experiences that are applicable to the target industry or job role.
  8. Proofreading and Editing: Offer comprehensive proofreading and editing services to ensure CVs and cover letters are error-free, concise, and impactful.
  9. Online Presence: Provide guidance on integrating online profiles, such as LinkedIn, with CVs to create a cohesive professional brand across multiple platforms.
  10. Empowerment: Empower clients to present themselves confidently and professionally through their CVs and cover letters, positioning themselves as strong candidates in the job market.


By achieving these objectives, the CV and Cover Letter Preparation Session aims to equip clients with the tools and strategies necessary to create compelling application documents that enhance their chances of securing interviews and ultimately landing their desired job roles.

In our CV and Cover Letter Preparation Session, we guide you through the process of crafting impactful documents that showcase your qualifications and experience effectively. Through detailed analysis of your professional background and accomplishments, we help you highlight your strengths and address any areas needing improvement. By tailoring your CV and cover letter to align with current industry standards and trends, we ensure that your application materials stand out to potential employers. With personalized feedback and expert advice, we equip you with the tools and strategies necessary to create compelling and persuasive documents that enhance your job prospects and maximize your chances of success in your career transition journey.

1. Introduction to Effective CV and Cover Letter Writing

In this session, we’ll delve into the importance of crafting compelling CVs and cover letters. You’ll learn how these documents play a crucial role in showcasing your qualifications and capturing the attention of potential employers.

2. Understanding the Purpose of CVs and Cover Letters

You will discover the distinct purposes of CVs and cover letters and how to tailor each document to specific job roles and industries. We’ll explore strategies for highlighting your skills, experiences, and achievements effectively.

3. Crafting Your CV

You will learn the step-by-step process of structuring and formatting your CV for maximum impact. We’ll provide tips on organizing your work experience, education, skills, and achievements to create a clear and compelling document.

4. Writing Your Cover Letter

We will dive into the key components of a cover letter and how to customize it for each job application. We’ll discuss techniques for crafting an engaging introduction, impactful body paragraphs, and a compelling closing statement.

5. Tailoring Your Documents to the Job Description

You will understand the importance of analyzing job descriptions and incorporating relevant keywords into your CV and cover letter. You will also learn how to align your qualifications and experiences with the requirements of the position.

6. Optimizing for Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)

You will gain insights into how ATS software screens and ranks job applications. You will also discover strategies for optimizing your CV and cover letter to increase visibility and improve your chances of passing through ATS filters.

7. Review and Feedback

You will receive individualized feedback on your existing CV and cover letter from experienced career coaches. You will also get valuable insights into areas for improvement and suggestions for enhancing the effectiveness of your documents.

8. Action Plan and Next Steps

You will develop a personalised action plan for revising and finalising your CV and cover letter. Discuss next steps in the job application process and explore ongoing support options available from GeoModes to further refine your application materials.

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