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Ability Programme: CVs, Cover Letters and Personal Statements Workshop

Venue: Online

In this session we take a look at the best approaches to creating a strong CV/cover letter or personal statement  which will aid your career development and represent you well in the marketplace.

We'll cover:

-Gaps on your CV 
-Lower academics
-Lack of work experience 

As well as:

-Common mistakes and how to avoid them
-Effective use of language
-Insight into what employers are looking for
-How to make your CV effective in a digital world

Key takeaways: This session will help you account for the elements of your CV/cover letter/ application that relate specifically to your disability and help you become more confident when presenting yourself as a candidate when applying for roles that interest you .

Birkbeck Futures are interactive sessions and we encourage you to come prepared to ask questions and share your thoughts on the topics at hand. We'd also suggest checking out the associated resources on the Careers Portal which you can access through your MyBirkbeck profile.


Please note that these workshops are exclusively for Birkbeck Students & Graduates registered on the Ability Programme. To join, just email Anna at

Online link: We will be emailing all registered attendees  24 hours before with the link to join the session

Accessibility: If you require any adjustments for the sessions, please let Anna Gordon know at at least 2 working days in advance.


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