What belongs in a cover letter and CV?

10 tips for a good cover letter

Your writing style should be clear and concise. Avoid meaningless clichés, complicated sentences and/or conditional verbs (I "would," I "could")
Avoid the passive tense, e.g. "I was trained on ...". Instead, use active formulations, like "I developed skills in ...".
Explain what benefit you would bring to the company.
What sets you apart from other applicants? What special characteristics make you a good fit for this job?
Make specific references to the job posting and to the position.
Make specific references to the company.
When describing your aptitudes and qualifications, support your claims with brief but meaningful sentences and examples.
If the job posting asks for information regarding your expected salary or start date, please provide a response.
Your text should be clearly organised, well structured and easy to follow. Make sure the layout looks good, too.
After you're done, carefully reread your finished cover letter. Don't just rely on the spellchecker on your computer.

Letters of reference

Letters of reference provide evidence of your past employment and are important to include in your application. If you're still in school, a current school report is required. If you've already completed internships, we'd also like to see your internship references or certificates.

Example cover letter

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Example of a CV

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