New Year, New CV?

Now that we have waved goodbye to the year that was 2022 (a year that has been challenging for many of us and for many reasons), it is now time to start thinking about what lies ahead in 2023.

The good thing about the closing of one chapter, and the opening of a new one, is that we can spend some time reflecting on all our achievements this past year. Now is the time to think about whether these achievements have been reflected accurately within your CV?  If not make some time before the month has finished to update your CV (you’ll thank yourself later that you didn’t leave it till the last minute and forget crucial details). Your CV is a marketing document that highlights your skills and abilities so a review of my recent Times Higher Education article Academic CV writing dos and don’ts might be in order to maximise your potential.

Remember that 1:1 Career Development Consultations are running throughout the month so if you want to discuss your CV or goals in more detail book a slot using the People & Money Learning App.


This blog was written by Eleanor Hennige.  Eleanor is the IAD’s Research Staff Careers Consultant, supporting fixed-term research staff at the University with their career planning and options.  In addition to running our 1:1 appointments, she also delivers our suite of career workshops, career discussion groups and works with Schools/Research Staff Societies on career specific events and workshops.  Eleanor works on a part-time basis (5 mornings a week) and can be contacted at

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