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 on the home screen or via Resources >CareerSet CV checker > information icon (i)

1 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

2 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.

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