Our CV tips

How to apply

The opportunity to get noticed

The order and style in which you present your CV is up to you, as is the design and layout. Let your personality shine through.

There’s no set way to present a CV, but a well-prepared one makes it easy for us to find out more about you. To get you started, we’ve put together a brief outline of the information we’ll find useful when we’re assessing your application.

Success at PwC is not all about your marks and the papers you have completed. We want to know about you and your achievements, both within university and in others areas.

Include the following in your CV

  • contact details so we can get hold of you easily (your name, address, mobile and landline numbers, and most up-to-date email address)
  • state any permanent residence or citizenship status (including type and duration of work permit, if applicable)
  • a personal statement that gives a brief outline, in one to two sentences, about you as a person
  • career objectives
  • tell us what value/skills/strengths you’ll bring to PwC
  • education and qualifications, degree course indicating major subject/s, thesis or project title
  • date and year you will complete/have completed your degree
  • name of institution
  • other qualifications
  • scholarships and awards
  • other training courses you have attended
  • secondary school details
  • also remember to state whether your degree meets the academic requirements for New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountant/Charter Accountants Australia and New Zealand, as some areas of our practice require staff to complete the Chartered Accountancy examinations.

Your work experience and skills

List what you’ve done in the workplace, including volunteer and part-time work. Order each position you’ve held in reverse chronological order (i.e. most recent first). Try to include:

  • name of employer, location, job title
  • period of employment
  • a brief description of responsibilities/duties and major achievement/s in each role.

We’re also interested in your interests and extracurricular activities, so don’t forget to add these too.

You can include:

  • clubs, societies, community groups that you have been a part of
  • special interest areas (past and present).

Don’t forget to:

  • make your CV clear, concise and easy to read
  • explain any gaps in career history
  • check your CV carefully for grammatical errors and spelling mistakes, and ensure each point makes sense
  • review your whole application before you send it
  • there’s no need to include your reasons for leaving each job on your CV, but do be prepared to answer these questions in your interview
  • attend a CV clinic or Careers event to gain further insights.

CV template