Online tool that tells you what you are worth by looking at your CV heads to Australia

ValueMyCV scans 100 data points in a CV, from education to employers to job skills.

Hazel Sheffield
Tuesday 17 May 2016 11:41
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The app even contains an feature to email the user's boss with the results
The app even contains an feature to email the user's boss with the results

An online app that can tell you what you are worth by looking at your CV has launched in Australia.

ValueMyCV scans 100 data points in a CV, from education to employers to job skills.

The data is compared with a database of 50,000 Australian CVs to give a statistical estimate of a candidate's market value.

Users can then generate their suggested salary alongside suggested jobs, CV improvements and career pathways. The app even contains an feature to email the user's boss with the results.

Adzuna, a jobs website, is launching the app in Australia after a successful launch in the UK. ValueMyCV was launched in the UK in 2015 after over a year in development.

It was created by the same data scientist who worked on Rightmove’s house price algorithm.

Raife Watson, CEO of Adzuna Australia, said that the app will be especially useful in Australia because only 19 per cent of job adverts there disclose a salary, compared to 72 per cent in the UK.

He hopes the app will be useful for people who might not know the going rate, such as mothers returning to the workforce from maternity leave, graduates entering the workforce for the first time and people looking to transition to new jobs from declining industries like mining and manufacturing.

"ValueMyCV will bring greater transparency to the Australian job market when it comes to salaries and will give people a clearer indication of their current worth," Watson said.

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