Ahh, the CV. Enough to strike fear into jobseekers both young and old. No matter whether you're approaching your first career step with zero experience, or making a strategic move and having to refresh a decades-old CV, the thing to remember is that it's a work in progress. It evolves along with your life and your work experience.

Whereas a cover letter presents an opportunity for you to highlight the knowledge you have gained about the company and show how you're a good fit with them, a CV is more a factual list of your experience and achievements.

It's easy to get freaked out about a cover letter, or equally to gloss over it and think that your CV will do the talking. In reality, a good cover letter sells you and your CV to potential employers. You've probably heard it before, but the majority of organisations are overwhelmed with applications and can only spend a few brief minutes scanning CVs, so it's tricky to stand out.

Asking for feedback can seem a little daunting at first, so here are 4 reasons why we encourage you to do so. We at People and Their Brilliance want candidates and employers to get the most value out of the Kickstart Scheme, feedback is an excellent tool for all.

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We are happy to publish blogs from people who have used us as a Government Gateway to the Kickstart Scheme. Writing blogs is an excellent way to add work to a portfolio and share your experiences. We would love to hear about your Kickstart Scheme experience. Interested? Then go ahead and email