GMIT has a new online CV tool for their students called “CareerSet”, to help young people access virtual tools for polishing up their CV at any time.
The “CareerSet” tool uses AI to assess a student’s CV, and provide them with an overall rating along with feedback to help improve it.
This includes specific targeted steps on how to optimise CVs, and tailor them for specific job opportunities.
GMIT Careers Officer Bridie Killoran said “We are really excited about the launch of our first online CV tool.”
“It will have a significant impact on addressing specific student needs and improving students’ employability. Students can upload their CVs at any time and receive expert advice in an instant.”
“It must be highlighted however that this service is not intended to replace the input of a careers adviser and students are recommended to contact an adviser after they have used this initial screening service, to get the final draft of their CV signed-off.”
Fiona O’Donnell, GMIT Careers Service added, “This tool will be particularly beneficial for students in the current climate where the jobs market is very competitive.”
“A high-quality CV is so important to ensure that students are giving themselves the best possible chance in securing a placement or graduate position.”
Only GMIT students can access the new CV tool which is hosted on GMIT’s Student Portal. Students will need their GMIT email and password to login. For more information go to gmit.ie/student-services/gmit-careers.
The online CV tool is one of a range of supports for GMIT students, such as the “Careers Module” launched by the Careers Service last year.
Over 300 students have enrolled on this 5-credit module which is supported by up-to-date psychometric assessment tools, CV review software and online interview software.
Bridie Killoran says “As employers adapt to a volatile economic situation, they are looking for talented students with critical thinking, creativity, employability skills.”
“They are also continuously developing new and innovative ways of recruitment and our students need to be prepared for this competitive environment.”
“This new innovative module is in place at a crucial time and aligns with the needs of industry and the economy as well as supporting our students’ development and wellbeing.”