On this page you will find links to useful sites:
We have had these sites to help with you CV suggested to us.
- Top CV topcv.com/cv-review – they offer a paid service to help improve a professional CV, but seem to have a free review service
- Novoresume novoresume.com/gb/cv-templates – a bit American, but could have useful templates to give inspiration for formatting a CV
- Truely truely.com/best-resume-builders a site that aims to pick out the best sites for a topic in this case US based “Resume” or CV builders. But it could still be useful for inspiration.
- If you want a different looking CV (although normally a straightforward one will work best) you might try www.behance.net/search?search=Resume
- An article with tips and advice on to how to write a CV www.s1jobs.com/blog/write-cv-tips-advice-help-land-job/
- A quick guide as to how to create a cover letter aimed at students with an example www.mytutor.co.uk/blog/parents/mytutor-for-students/how-to-write-a-cracking-cover-letter-and-cv/
Skills health check
Government website with a set of skills and aptitude tests that produces a detailed personal report that suggests possible types of jobs and sectors to consider
Some jobs require online aptitude tests to asses things like numerical or verbal reasoning. This site has examples to practice on, but you do have to pay a minimum of £39 for access.
This site has reviews from people who work there about the pros and cons of working for the company, and also what type of application route led to an interview. More reviews of larger companies, but even some SMEs are covered.
The site publishes monthly updates on what is happening in the local business community which can be useful for identifying targets for speculative applications.
The site includes a host of tools including profiles of jobs with entry requirements and a skills health check.
Overview of further study options, plus a description of what is involved in different jobs by sector.
If you are looking for someone to guide you personally, then www.lifecoach-directory.org.uk may be a useful resource to find a coach.