CV advice for students

To help you create a tailored CV we have developed a number of resources. We recommend:

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:

Advice and feedback on your CV

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


  • Follow the CV Pathway in CareerConnect
  • Upon completion of the activities including CareerSet CV checker, CV review appointments will be unlocked for you. If you still require 1-1 help look for CV review appointments. (activation will take upto 3 working days)
  • If you have previously completed CareerSet CV checker or do so outside the pathway and score 70 or above then your activation code will still be passed through and activated within 3 working days.
  • If you submit your CV three times on CareerSet and are unable to score 70 please request support via our Queries service in CareerConnect

Upon successful completion of the CV Pathway: You may book a 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.

Help for recent graduates: