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CVs, Applications and Interviews Advice

Information and advice on CVs and covering letters, application forms, interviews, assessment centres, selection tests and how to develop your business awareness

How has COVID-19 changed recruitment?

For more detail about how recruitment practices have changed in recent months see this blog post:

How has COVID-19 changed recruitment - what should I expect and how can I prepare?


CVs and covering letters

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Information and advice on CVs and covering letters including CV content and style, advice on covering letters and where to find out more.

Application forms

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This section has information, advice and resources to help you make an effective application for a job or further study course.


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Interviews are a well established part of recruitment and come in many different formats. Find out more about what to expect, how to prepare, different types of interview and common questions.

Selection tests

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Psychometric tests and questionnaires are structured, systematic ways of evaluating how people perform on tasks or react to different situations. This section covers how to prepare for them.

Assessment centres

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Assessment centres are widely used by many graduate recruiters as they are viewed as the most objective and accurate method of selection. Since the onset of COVID-19 these are mostly conducted online.

Business awareness

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Business awareness or commercial awareness is a key skill which many employers highlight they need but which graduates often lack. Find out what business awareness is, how you can assess your business awareness and useful resources for developing your knowledge and keeping up to date

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