We know that at LSE some of you once you graduate will be at the start of your career whereas others are looking to change careers and/or have previous work experience. And of course we have PhD students looking for roles in and outside academia. Whichever group you fall into (and we know there are overlaps!) it’s important to make sure your CV shows your experience and achievements but is also tailored to individual employers/roles.

Remember we’re here to help! Once you’ve used the advice below to work on your CVs, come along to one of our seminars where you can get further support. You can also come in for a one-to-one appointment to get feedback from a careers consultant. If you’re not in London don’t worry – get in touch to book a Skype or telephone appointment!

Getting started on your CV

If you haven’t written a CV before then it can be hard to know where to start but don’t worry! We have a few tips to help you get started and where to get further advice.

CVs for career changers

Many of us will change career if not once, then many more times over the course of our working lives. But what does that mean for your CV, an important element in your job search toolkit? Find out more!

CVs for experienced hires

As someone with a few years of work experience, you’ll already have had some success with writing CVs. Our tips highlight some key points to bear in mind when preparing your CV for new roles.

CVs for PhD students (inside and outside academia)

A well prepared CV will increase your chances of success in any sector and many PhD students and graduates have versions suitable for a range of sectors. Our PhD careers consultant Catherine Reynolds explains what this means for you.