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CV Builder

Open a Lifelong Learning Account

Before you start using the CV Builder we recommend you register for a Lifelong Learning Account. You will then be able to save your CV online and access it whenever and wherever you need to.

The Lifelong Learning Account is:

  • free
  • quick to open - it only takes a few minutes
  • secure and easy to access
  • an online space where you can save your Skills Health Check, CVs, Action plans and Course searches’
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Make the right first impression...

A CV is your chance to show an employer that you've got the skills and experience that they need. Our CV Builder helps you create a CV in bite size chunks. You can also get advice on applications forms, covering letters and interviews.

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Creating your CV? We're here to help

Use our step-by-step CV Builder to create a great CV from scratch:

  • build your CV step-by-step
  • start afresh or use information from an old CV as a template
  • choose from a range of layouts and styles
  • save your CVs and update them for new job opportunities

Remember you need to be signed in to your Lifelong Learning Account if you want to store your CV.

Please read before using the CV Builder

Please be aware that if the CV Builder is left unused for 30 minutes, all information will be lost. This procedure is in place for security reasons. To avoid losing work, please log in or open a Lifelong Learning Account, and use the ‘Save your CV’ buttons on the right hand side of the screen. You can only save your CV if you have an account and are logged in.

CV advice

There are some dos and don’ts when building a CV and if you haven’t done one for some time you may have questions about what to include, how to word your CV and how to lay it out.

We have a wide range of information that will help you find out how to sell your strengths, make the most of your experience and impress future employers.

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If you'd like some feedback on your CV, you can discuss it with one of our advisers.

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