Careers and Employability Centre


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

Find us on Canvas

Our Canvas site contains advice on CVs and applications, as well as finding part-time work, internships and experience, and graduate jobs. Look out for Q&A discussion sessions on Zoom throughout the year, too.

You can also use our How to write your CV 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.

Read our CV booklet 

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

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.


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. 

LinkedIn is a free professional social media platform where you can create an online CV. See our social media page for advice on how to make the most of it.

Book onto a CV workshop

Get your CV reviewed

You can get guidance on writing a CV and 1-2-1 feedback at our CV workshop. Book onto a workshop above.

We also offer feedback via Ask a Question and you can book a 1-2-1 appointment via CareerHub.