Free CV support for women in STEM

Helping women in STEM prepare for that next career move.

We recognise that writing a CV can be difficult for several reasons. It requires a great deal of self-reflection and can be overwhelming even when you have been through the process of updating it several times throughout your professional career.

But why is it so difficult?

You are required to talk about yourself in a way that is objective but also engaging so that employers want to have this next conversation with you.

Your CV needs to be both informative (inform the reader about what you can do) and persuasive (convince the reader you can do the job) and it is not always an easy task to find the right balance while keeping it short and concise.

You need to tailor your CV and application to each job or training opportunity. But you may not be sure what experience is the most relevant, what skills should be emphasised, and how to document some information such as a career break, a volunteering experience, or a recent career change.

Employers have many CVs to review, and it can be hard to stand out. On top of this, some employers use an applicant tracking system (ATS) which means that your CV may be rejected before it is seen by human eyes.

So how do you get it right?

Having another pair of eyes can make the difference and provide you with some advice while giving you the confidence to go after that next job or career opportunity. That is why Equate Scotland provide women in STEM with a free CV review service.

Designed to be simple and easy to use, the CV Hub provides advice on the language used, spelling, content, layout, order of your CV, and how to improve its readability. It will also give you an idea of how your CV is perceived by an external audience and what information gets first noticed by potential employers.

Who can benefit from the service?

You can benefit from the service if you are a woman studying, working, or wanting to work in STEM. You don’t have to be new to the CV building to use this service. We have a wide range of women coming to us including students, professionals, returners, or career changers.

To find out more or submit your CV for review, please click here.