CVs often form part of a job application or when applying to postgraduate study. It's a good idea to draft a CV which you can then refine and tailor for specific roles you want to apply for.

CV support workshops

We frequently run CV workshops during term-time which you can book on to via CareerHub.

Get help with creating your CV

There are a number of resources and templates available on CareerHub+ to help you create a great CV and develop your own taking inspiration from one of the templates available on CareerHub+ CV360. Use our resources to help you structure the full extent of your skills and experience and sell yourself in a way that does you justice. It is important to remember that a CV is a very personal and individual document and these CV templates are intended as examples only. 

Get feedback on your CV

Once you've created your CV, you can test it out using our unique tool, CV360 and get instant detailed feedback. This is a unique tool developed for Essex students allowing you to test your CV against Applicant Tracking System (ATS) software, commonly used by job boards, CV databases and large organisations to analyse applications even before a human may see it. 

Simply upload your CV and within five seconds you will receive instant, detailed feedback to help you optimise your CV and significantly boost your chance of securing an interview. 50+ checks provide feedback on File, Structure, Content, Language, Presentation and Skills - including unique checks such as time-to-read, average sentence length, employability skills and skills dominance.

We want you to have the best possible start in your job-seeking and the graduate job market, capitalising on your experiences at Essex. The detailed feedback will help you optimise your CV, and significantly boost your chances of getting to interview. In addition to instant feedback, you will also receive advice, tips and employer insight and best practices to help boost your knowledge and confidence. 

Review your feedback report and amend your CV. Re-upload your refined CV to see your score improve.

If you're tailoring your CV to a specific role, you can book a 1:1 Application Support appointment via CareerHub.

If you are using your CV to apply for a placement year then you should email placements@essex.ac.uk to arrange an appointment.

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Careers Services Student Development Team