CV Support

Step 1: Get CV Ready

We have created videos, e-learning guides and other materials to help you write and tailor your CV, these are accessed via CareerConnect via the Get CV Ready Pathway

NOTE: if you are applying for an academic job (lecturing, research or similar) your CV will not be in a conventional format please see the additional notes on academic CVs before using the Pathway.

Step 2: CV Review appointments.

Upon successful completion of the Get CV Ready Pathway: You may book a 20 minute, 1-1 tutorial style appointment led by our student partner interns via Zoom to help you further tailor your application.

The aim of CV review appointments is to help you to:

  • Identify the relevant skills and experience required for the role or course you are applying to
  • Identify and articulate your own skills and experience and relate that to the role or course requirements
  • Structure your CV in a logical manner so that it can be easily assessed by an employer or course leader
  • Become confident in your ability to write application documents and successfully apply this skill to future applications

This is a student led service, for students and graduates, and as such you will receive overview feedback on your document by our fully trained Careers Service partner interns and be supported in checking you have accessed our full range of online resources.

This service will not provide specific advice around the requirements for particular sectors or roles other than that stated in the job description. If you need help understanding what skills are needed for a job you should look at the guidance appointment service or use our drop-in services.

  • BEFORE BOOKING: Tailor your document for the job or postgraduate course you are applying to.
  • ON BOOKING: Upload the CV for review and tell us what you are applying for. You may add a link or upload an additional document about the job/course.
  • IN THE APPOINTMENT: Be able to share a link to the information about the role. Take your own notes.
  • We aim to tutor you in skills for making applications to teach you to become self-sufficient. We cannot look at every application you prepare.

How to book a CV Review appointment.

  • Log into CareerConnect
  • Go to >book>appointment>CV Review. You will need to upload your document at this point.
  • Appointments are automatically released 24 hours in advance on a rolling basis. Monday appointments are released on Friday.
  • You may book two appointments in a 30 day period so use them wisely.
  • A missed appointment will count as one of your allocation. Please cancel via CareerConnect in advance of the appointment.

Further resources

You research the job so that you understand what skills you will need to talk about on your CV:

You should review and use the following tools and advice: