CV & covering letter support

Careers Network has a range of CV services and resources to ensure you receive the support you need including our instant online CV Checker.

""Whether you are applying for an internship, a part-time role during your studies or a graduate job, it is important to ensure your CV is well structured, up-to-date and tailored to the particular position you are applying for.

Take the following steps to ensure you receive the right support, at the right time:

1. Read our online CV & cover letter guides

Writing a CV for a PhD Application

Our Quick Guide to Writing a CV for a PhD Application details some key things to consider when writing a CV for a PhD application.

2. Use our virtual CV checking platform for instant CV feedback

Read more about CV Checker - an instant CV feedback platform

CV Checker is a virtual CV checking platform that provides customised feedback on your CV - wherever you are and whenever you want it.

To get the most out of using CV Checker, we recommend that you upload your CV more than once, and that you review and implement the feedback outlined.

CV Checker is also available for alumni for up to two years after you graduate. 


2nd year Political Science student

“The good thing about CV Checker is there’s no waiting around, it’s pretty much instant...I submitted my new CV for an internship, got an interview and was accepted onto the job!”

3. Attend a CV workshop

Attend a 30 minute Top Tips workshop to get information on how to structure your CV or cover letter and what content to include.

The workshops cover Information on what a CV is, why you need one and our top tips for getting started.

CV workshop listing

4. Email your CV for review

If you’ve used the resources listed above you can submit your CV to Careers Network for written feedback.

We recommend that once you have uploaded your CV to CV Checker, you review and implement the feedback before submitting it to us for further support

We’ll aim to provide you with feedback within five working days – remember to state what you’re applying for when you email Careers Network,


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