Create a successful CV

Create a successful CV 

Want to create and develop your CV? Follow our step-by-step process for producing a successful CV:

Step 1 - prepare and create your CV

Use our CV advice booklet and watch our Top 10 CV Tips video to create your CV.


Step 2 - upload to CV Checker and use feedback to improve your CV further

Once you're happy, log in and put your CV through the CV Checker on MyCareer Plus

The checker uses applicant tracking software (ATS) that many employers use to automatically filter applications before they're looked at by a human, so it's important you can get through this stage! 

It runs through the main things that employers look for in CVs and will give you personalised feedback to help you develop and improve your CV.  

Take note of the feedback and use it to change and develop your CV.

Don't stop here - your CV isn't ready yet! Tailoring your CV to the role you are applying for in step 3 will help your CV really stand out to employers. 


Step 3 - tailor your CV to the role and book an appointment 

Employers will expect that your CV is tailored specifically to the role that you are applying for. Use the job advert to identify the requirements of the job (e.g. experience, skills and knowledge), and make sure these stand out on your CV.

Once you achieve 80%+ and you have acted on all the feedback given on CV Checker, book a short appointment with our careers team to receive personalised feedback on tailoring your CV.

Remember to attach a screenshot of your CV Checker feedback and your CV to your appointment booking.  

If these documents aren't attached to the appointment booking we can't give you advice on your CV, so will need to cancel your appointment. 

If you are applying for a specific role please also attach details of the job.  


If you are a graduate you may need to request access to MyCareer Plus, you can do so by filling out the MyCareerPlus registration form