CV stands for ‘curriculum vitae’ which is a brief overview of your skills, qualifications, experiences and employment history. Having a CV is extremely important as it is the first opportunity to grab the attention of the employer by selling your strengths. Get noticed = get an interview.
A cover letter accompanies a CV. It’s purpose is to provide additional relevant information on why you are applying for the position, how you are suitable for the position and why you would like to work for that employer. It is an opportunity to make a good impression on the employer/business.
Application forms are used by businesses to help them in the recruitment selection process. A job seeker will out a form if they wish to be considered for the advertised position. An application form will highlight your skills, qualifications and personal experiences and offer you the chance to make a good first impression.