CV and cover letter templates

cv and cover templates

Templates to create your own CV and cover letter, plus examples of CVs and cover letters.

Create a CV and cover letter from our templates and save them

Use our templates to create your CV and cover letter. You'll need to save them to your computer.

  • Save your CV as both a Word document and a PDF. An employer may need either one of these file formats.
  • Label your CV files with your name, the application date, and the job you're applying for.
  • If you update your Word document, remember to also create a new PDF.

Create a CV online with CV Builder and it saves automatically

Use our CV Builder to create your CV online and it will automatically save to your careers.govt.nz account.

Skills-focused CV for changing careers or gaps in work history

Use our skills-focused CV template if you:

  • have gaps between jobs
  • don't have much work history
  • are returning to the workforce after a break
  • are changing to a new career.

Get information on how to describe skills in your CV:

Skills-focused CV for school leavers

Use our skills-focused school leaver CV template if you:

  • are about to leave school
  • have recently left school

Work-focused CV for career progression

Use our work-focused CV template if you:

  • want to highlight your work experience and career progression
  • are changing to a similar job
  • are progressing to a higher level role.

Te reo Māori CV

Specialist CVs

Some careers require a particular style of CV.

Check out the links below for information on how to create CVs for:

  • academic careers
  • creative careers
  • engineering careers
  • health careers
  • legal careers
  • teaching careers.

Cover letter template and example

Use our cover letter template to create your cover letter. You'll need to save this to your computer.

Updated 29 Jan 2021