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CVs and applications

Your CV summarises your education, skills and experience to create a positive first impression to a prospective employer.  Use our resources to create your CV, and get some initial feedback, and then come and talk to us if you need further help.


CareerSet will give your CV a score based on language, content, formatting and impact, together with some suggestions for improvement.  Find out more in the information sheet, CV and covering letter (PDF , 757kb). You can access CareerSet using your University of York log-in. Please use this online resource before you book a CV review appointment. You should book an appointment if:

  • you are struggling to achieve a score of at least 60% in CareerSet and want to know how to progress
  • you want help tailoring your CV to the core skills and qualities for a specific job you are applying for.

Please bring a printed copy of your CV to the appointment.

Other resources

If you want to write a CV, but don't know what types of jobs to apply for, check the Get ideas section first. You can then consider which jobs might be suited to you, your interests and skills.