Top 5 CV resources

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All this extra time you’ll have over the summer break, why not update your CV? Here are the Careers Team’s favourite online resources to help you make the most of your experience.

1. Prospects.ac.uk

The Prospects website has a wealth of information aimed at University students and they have a fantastic section on writing CVs (and cover letters) as well as a selection of sample CVs. https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-advice/cvs-and-cover-letters/how-to-write-a-cv

2. TargetJobs.co.uk

Target Jobs is similar to Prospects in that it is aimed at University students. They have several articles relating to CV writing, including “The worried student’s guide to creating a great graduate CV” and “Dealing with gaps in graduate CVs and applications”. https://targetjobs.co.uk/careers-advice/applications-and-cvs

3. University of Kent’s Careers service

I personally love this resource for writing personal profiles as it has loads of advice about what to include (and what not to include!) and has lots of examples of excellent, good, and really bad profiles, as well as how they could be improved. https://www.kent.ac.uk/careers/cv/CVProfiles.htm

4. BBC News – Botox your CV article

This article from the BBC includes lots of top tips from industry experts to not only help improve your CV, but your social media presence as well – so important these days! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-24809935

5. University of the Creative Arts – Personal Promotion

I’ve included this document from the University of the Creative Arts as it is specifically aimed at graduates from art and design and other creative courses. It can be hard to find good examples of creative CVs and this publication has fantastic, detailed advice on cover letters, CVs, online portfoilios and more. http://community.ucreative.ac.uk/media/pdf/s/b/UCA-PersonalPromotion-2014.pdf

What’s your favourite resource for CV advice?

P.S. You can download a FREE CV Guidelines resource from the Careers Team HERE!

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