Careers and Entrepreneurship

CV feedback and advice

Your CV is an essential marketing tool that shows off your skills and experience and helps recruiters assess your suitability for a role or course

Get instant feedback

Use our online CV checker, to improve your CV by getting instant feedback and advice. 

How it works:

  • Follow the link to CV360 via CareerHub
  • Log in with your Sussex ITS account
  • Upload your CV to CV360 CV checker for instant feedback
  • Use a Word document for best results
  • Review your feedback
  • Repeat as many times as you wish until you are happy with your CV!

If you are a recent graduate please contact careers@sussex.ac.uk to get access to CV360 CV checker. 

How to write your CV

Make sure your CV is ready before you use CV360 CV checker for feedback.

1. Use our resources

Use our How to write your CV Canvas course to learn the basics, from working out what employers want to what type of CV to use. You will find out what your CV should include, plus how to make it read well and look good.

Our booklet How to write a CV [PDF 175KB] also offers guidance on what information to include in your CV.

Please note: our advice is aimed at UK CVs. For CV/resume formats for different countries, please use GoinGlobal 

2. Book onto a CV workshop

3. Choose your CV type

Chronological CVs

Recruiters most commonly receive this type of CV. It's a good style to use if you already have some work experience. Your education and work experience are given in date order, with the most recent first.

Examples

Skills-based

This style of CV is useful if you don't have any work experience or are changing career. It focuses on your relevant skills and gives examples of when you demonstrated them. 

Examples

4. Write your CV

Use the examples to help you structure your CV. Remember to tailor your CV for each position that you apply for using the job description and person specification as a guide. Look for keywords and mirror those on your CV.

Make sure that you check everything for spelling and grammatical errors!

5. Get instant feedback

If you are a recent graduate please contact careers@sussex.ac.uk to get access to our CV360 CV checker. If you have reached a score of 85% or above and still require further feedback, please use Ask a Question in CareerHub

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