CareerSet Online CV Checker

Now open to students and graduates!

You can now upload your existing CV or use this online resource to draft your first CV and receive instant personalised feedback.

In today’s job market your CV needs to stand out. The impact of your CV is determined by your ability to provide examples of your experience and achievements. It’s important that you can quantify your work experience for employers so they can best understand what experience and impact your could bring to their company. If you have never written your CV in this way CareerSet has developed metrics that you can use.

You can access CareerSet CV checker 24/7 365 days a year from any location and you can re-submit your CV as many times as you like to keep improving your CV score.

To access CareerSet CV checker ‌



  • Sign up via Use the email address you use for CareerConnect. You can find the access code via CareerConnect click on the information icon (i) on CareerSet CV checker in Resources.

Get some advice on your CV to get you started.

  • Click on ScoreMyCV and upload your CV in PDF format.
  • Review your CV score and use the feedback to improve it. Aim for a score above 70%.
  • Re-upload your CV to track progress to a higher score

Applying for a specific job?

  • Go to TargetMyCV and upload your CV and the job description and receive a personalised feedback report on how to improve.

How it works

  • CareerSet CV Checker will scan your CV against top recruiter and hiring managers criteria, the scoring system also ensures your CV is ATS (Applicant Tracking System) ready and evaluates the strength of your word choice in three areas, impact, style and brevity.
  • Not sure how best to explain your skills in Leadership, Teamwork, Communication, Analysis, Project Management? CareerSet CV Checker offers you sample CV lines that help you build your own CV with your own skills and experience that best reflects you as a candidate.

What it doesn't do

  • CareerSet CV Checker has been designed to check chronological CV formats, if your CV is more unconventional e.g. skills based, creative or for an academic job then please contact us using Queries for further advice
  • Applying for a job outside of the UK? For advice on CVs requirements in other countries please visit Passport Career or Prospects working abroad.
  • Want to know how to discuss disabilities/extenuating circumstances on your CV? Book an appointment for Career planning with a disability or health concern.

Need more help? CV and applications review appointments are available:

  • Before you book a CV Review appointment upload your CV to CareerSet CV checker, tailor your CV for the job you are applying for and make basic amendments, you will need a score of 70 or above to access CV appointments. This ensures you get the most out of your appointment.

If you are struggling to find an appropriate CV format or your CV format is not supported by CareerSet CV checker, or, if you have little work experience, or are struggling to talk about your work experience effectively on your CV and this is resulting in a low score on your CV please contact us via Queries for more support.

The small print:

Students and graduates are required to opt-in to the CareerSet terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy before being able to access the service, which can be found on the CareerSet website: and

The Careers Service will have access to student and graduate information including CV scores and Feedback reports. This information will be used to inform CV benchmarking criteria, develop Careers support materials and offer further CV application advice. CVs will not be accessible and are not stored in Careerset, all other information will be retained inline with The University of Manchester’s data retention policies. More information can be found Privacy and Information Governance.