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Accelerate – CVs: Create your CV & cover letter from scratch

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Do you need to create a basic CV for a part-time job or volunteering opportunity? Do you need to create a graduate /placement CV and cover letter from scratch? This workshop will enable you to discover the basics of creating a CV from scratch including how to choose a structure, length and presentation. You will decide what to include in the precious space you have, and leave having gained tips on how to write a successful cover letter.

All dates available in 2016/17 - booking for these is available 2 months before event is being run:

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 (12:00) Babbage Room 404

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 (13:00) Rolle Room 115

Tue, 4 Oct 2016 (11:00) Rolle Room 115

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 (13:00) Roland Levinsky Building Rooms 206-207
Thu, 3 Nov 2016 (14:00) Rolle Room 102
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 (12:00) Rolle Room 116
Thu, 2 Feb 2017 (14:00) Rolle Room 205
Tue, 7 Mar 2017 (11:00) Rolle Room 116

Please note that this session is only open to current Plymouth University students & recent graduates (<3 years).

You are not expected to have any level of knowledge before the workshops and no preparation is required - just bring a pen and paper or your own device to take notes.

Attending this session will count towards the Plymouth Award (1 hour in the Working Life category).

Please note that this session is only open to current Plymouth University students & recent graduates (<3 years).

More about the Accelerate workshops:

The Accelerate workshops are designed to be bite-sized, interactive and informal. Each workshop aims to develop and improve your knowledge and skills as well as build up your confidence in key employability topics. You will also meet students with like-minded goals and learning from each other is encouraged. The Accelerate workshops are run on various days and times during term time and topics are repeated at key times of year. Read more about the Accelerate workshop topics and discover the scheduled dates and times they are running:

Students with additional needs:

If you have a disability, learning need, access requirement, or any other special requirement, please let us know when booking in the 'special requirements' field, giving as much detail as possible.

If you would like to find out more about what to expect in an Accelerate workshop before booking, please either call (01752) 587456 or email

If you are on campus, drop in to the Careers & Employability Hub on the ground floor of Roland Levinsky building to chat our friendly team and find out more information on what’s on and how we can help you prepare.

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