Your CV is what represents you in any particular job application process. It is what decides if you’ll get the call. As a result, we spend a lot of time crafting and editing our CVs so that they’re perfect. However, it is difficult to feel confident in your CV when you don’t get the results that you want.
It would be great to have someone look over your CV and tell you what doesn’t work. Luckily, there are online services that do exactly that. And for free.
Top Resume is a great service for checking how good your CV is. You upload your CV and leave your email address. Your CV will be looked through by a CV expert. After that, you will get your results in your inbox. After uploading your CV, it can take a few days before you get your results. The feedback is personalized for each user. You will get feedback on design, content, and keyword use among others.
Live Career gives you instant feedback on your CV. Although, you should note that “instant” takes a minute before your CV assessment is ready. The feedback checks all the basics like the file name of your CV all the way to the way that you describe previous roles. Live Career is incredible because you can make changes to your uploaded CV with suggested tips from the website.
Both of these sites are incredible free resources that you should definitely take advantage of. With Top Resume, your CV will be assessed by an expert. And with Live Career, it is by a program. It’s up to you to choose. Or better still, just try both.
Bonus Tip: Show Your CV To Your Friends
Finally, if you have friends that you know you well, it’s a good idea to show your CV to them as well. You might have certain strengths that you might not be aware of personally but that the people close to you have noticed. When you show your CV to your friends you make sure that you’re not selling yourself short through omission.