CV

  • Working and Studying in USA

    Working and studying in USA Many students come and ask us about either postgraduate study or finding a job or an internship in the US. Here is a brief blog entry covering some excellent resources, tips and advice for those...

  • Not-so-secret tips for your super CV

    We’ve had a busy time with our applications advice appointments this semester…410 CV/Cover Letter sessions and counting. If you had been a fly on the wall in the Careers Service you would have heard us say the following things quite...

  • How to be CV Savvy with Spelling

    Modern technology is delightful in many ways. It makes writing faster and easier to churn out those CVs and cover letters. Nevertheless, there are subtle ways in which computers tempt us into a false sense of security when it comes...

  • How to create a CV from scratch

    For many students this can be a really daunting prospect. But actually, if you need to create a CV from scratch, or your old one needs a complete overhaul, this could put you at an advantage. This is because you...

  • Career Check List for Final Year

    Career Check List for Final Years           This was originally posted last year, but is still very much valid now, with updated links and resources. So, you have started your final year of your degree? Apart...

  • Working with recruitment agencies

    I've recently had a few queries from students about using recruitment agencies to find roles in the summer (and beyond).   Recruitment agencies can be incredibly useful jobsearch tools, as they can take a lot of the research and application / paperwork burden off...

  • What do graduate employers want to see in a CV?

    Researchers from Keele University* recently interviewed 41 graduate employers to find out what they look for in a CV. These employers were both large and small, and came from a range of sectors, including from the pharmaceutical industry, and education....

  • CVs: One page or two?

    We get asked about CV length for non-academic, UK-based roles a lot in Application Advice appointments, so I thought it was worth tackling here. There are all sorts of rumours about which types of employers prefer a one, or a...

  • Application tips: Are you applying to the right roles?

    I see lots of CVs and cover letters that do not demonstrate the skills and strengths necessary for the role applied for. Why is this? Most of the time, it’s just that a student is finding it hard to identify and...