Not Going To Uni? Going To Succeed!

It's daunting to start writing a CV from scratch, so the easy-to use Europass online tools have lots of prompts and suggestions to help you see what you've achieved and why it appeals to recruiters.

Write a covering letter to send with your CV and sell yourself to your potential new boss. Write a new letter for each application. It's easy to do with our tools.

As well as traditional sections on work experience and qualifications, the Europass CV tools use tick boxes to show relevant skills people often forget about, or don't realise they have.

Digital communication skills like building a blog or using Social Media are useful to employers, and the ability to use computers and networks to create, upload and transfer documents is part of modern business life, and highly desirable.

Communication skills, your driving licence, experience as a volunteer or in work, your ability to organise and manage people or activities - all of these help your application by giving a more rounded impression of who you are as a person.

You probably have language skills even if you don't have language qualifications. Whether it's holiday Italian or fluent Polish, you can use the language passport tool to establish at what kind of level you can speak, read and write each language. It's particularly useful if you're thinking of working overseas, travelling or taking a gap year.

Thinking of working or training overseas? If the organisation you are volunteering with or working for is part of the Europass Mobility Scheme, you can get proof of the skills you've developed while you're away. Ask if they are part of the scheme, so you can get credit for what you achieve. The 'sending partner' in the UK and the 'host organisation' you are working with overseas simply sign up to the scheme and when you've finished your time abroad, you can get a document to show any employer what skills you gained. It's a great way to prove that you're a serious candidate when you take the next step in your career.

Update your CV while you're away (or if you're at home) with new skills and experience. Store it in a cloud system, upload it back to the Europass online toolkit and you're in business. You can tailor your CV and letter to an application and guarantee you will always be perfectly presented.

It doesn't matter where in the world you are; you don't need specific programmes to access the Europass tools. As long as you can get online, you can use the website and email your CV wherever it needs to be. So if you want to apply for a job or course while you're volunteering overseas, you can.

We can even help you find your next job. You can export your Europass CV and documents directly to recruiters like Monster, or you can use EURES the European Job Mobility Portal to find your next adventure. There's a special section on Youth Opportunities, packed with hundreds of internships, jobs and apprenticeships.

Give the Europass tools a try today and see how they can help you show the world why you're amazing.