CVs: an overview
Creating and reviewing your CV with Abintegro
You can use the Abintegro CV Builder to help you create different types of CVs depending on the role you’re applying for and the sector you want to work in. The tool will help you to develop a CV from scratch by guiding you through what content needs to be added, in what section and why, so you become familiar with what employers are looking for in a CV. You can also build your LinkedIn profile to ensure it reflects your CV and promotes your skills and experience to a larger audience. Access the CV builder using the following link. For help with signing into Abintegro see the information in the following section on signing in.
Once you’ve created your CV you can use the CV360 tool to review your work. This tool looks for common mistakes that may deter hiring managers and prevent Application Tracking Systems (ATS) from contacting you for an interview. It will also provide you with detailed feedback and suggestions for how to improve your CV. Access the CV360 tool using the following link. For help with Abintegro see the following section on signing in.
You can also request a careers consultation to receive one-to-one support on creating and strengthening your CV for specific job roles.
Signing into Abintegro
If you are a current OU student, recent graduate or alumni, you can sign in to Abintegro resources using your OU Microsoft Office 365 sign in details (your OU email address ending in @ou.ac.uk and the password you use to sign in to the OU).
If you haven’t used your OU Microsoft Office 365 account before see Microsoft Office 365.
If you’re a new student you will need to wait for 5 days after your module has started before accessing Abintegro.
If you graduated or completed your study within the last three years and do not have a Microsoft Office 365 account, but would like to access Abintegro resources, please complete a request a graduate account form. Please allow 5-7 working days for a response.
Other CV tools and services
A range of pre-designed CV templates are also available online, for example Microsoft Word CV templates. Do check whether they’re compatible with your version of Word.