Have your CV, application or cover letter checked
This year we are offering the choice of CV/application form/cover letter checks both in-person at our offices in the Learning & Teaching Building, as well as online via Zoom.
This service is for undergraduates, taught postgraduates and graduates. Please speak to Careers Service reception to arrange a CV check appointment, if you are a postgraduate research student.
After preparing your own unique CV, application form; covering letter, personal statement; or LinkedIn profile, you are welcome to use our CV/Application checking appointments to get feedback.
Before you book your appointment
- have you used the advice on our making applications pages?
- if the document you wish to have checked is a CV, have you used CV360 on our online careers toolkit to have it automatically checked for spelling and grammar mistakes, missing sections or poor layout
- do you have a draft of your document, which can be forwarded to the Careers Service before your appointment?
The Careers Service provides a number of other resources to help you put together an effective CV and the appointment with the Adviser should be towards the end of the process, not at the beginning!
Before booking have a look at the information below. We offer appointments regularly throughout the week, and you may book your appointment two days in advance. Please note if you are a graduate you must register with the Careers Service before you can use our services.
*As you can imagine the CV/Application checking service is extremely popular and to make sure everyone gets a chance we limit this service to one appointment per person within a 4 week period.
We will check one document during your appointment.
We will check your CV or application form to help you make the final, finishing touches to it. You are expected to have used our CV advice so that your CV is already good. You can download a copy of our CV booklet from MyCareer (DS login required)
CV advisers will then give you feedback on its:
- The extent to which the CV or Application form is adequately targeted towards your chosen sector, individual employer, or postgraduate course
CV advisers will not rewrite the CV/application form for you, or amend the CV/application form itself. The wording needs to be your own. CV advisers will provide you with pointers about what needs improvement and why, so that you can improve it for yourself.
We will point out sections where there are serious errors in grammar, punctuation and/or spelling, but we do not correct these for you. We are not offering a "proof reading" service so it is sensible to ask a friend to look for these types of mistakes for you before sending out your CV/application form.
CV advisers will discuss only your CV/application form/covering letter. If you require other careers information or advice, you should speak to our Information Team or arrange an appointment with a careers consultant. (See our Individual Advice page for details.)
Online booking for a CV check appointment is available from MyCareer.
Just click on the link below after reading the intructions. You should log in using your Pegasus (DS) login if you are a registered student. The sessions run several times per week. You may book your appointment up to two days in advance.
Please note if you are a graduate you must register with the Careers Service before you can use our services.
AT THE BEGINNING OF SEMESTER THIS SERVICE IS EXTREMELY BUSY. Booking opens at 8 am, 2 days in advance of each session.
Please note: It is important that you arrive promptly for your appointment. If you are more than 5 minutes late, then you will not be seen.
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