CV support for recent graduates

1 CV E-learning guide: Create a tailored CV

Follow the steps to create a tailored CV: From understanding what employers want, to presenting it in the best way to get you shortlisted. Includes activities and resources to download.

Click on the image below to start (resource will open in a new window - for best results use pc/laptop or tablet)

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2 Research the job so that you understand what skills you need

3 Tools to help you put your CV together

4 Advice and feedback

  • Step 1 Use CareerSet CV checker to create and tailor your CV to a specific job. Once you score 70 or above you will be able to book CV appointments.
  • Step 2: If you need further advice book a CV Review appointment on CareerConnect (Please wait 3 working days after scoring 70+ before booking a CV review appointment)

About CV Review appointments:

20 minute, 1-1 tutorial style appointment led by our student partner interns via Zoom to help you tailor your application.

This is a student led service, for students and graduates, and as such you will receive overview feedback on your document by our 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 particular sectors or roles, for these queries you should look at the guidance appointment service.

  • 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

  • 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.