Applications

  • How to write a perfect CV (Part 1)

    I see many students who feel that their CV is not good enough; that something is missing. I’m often asked, ‘should I keep this in, should I take this out?’ so I am here to tell you that only you...

  • My work experience was cancelled and now I've got nothing to put in my CV

    You're certainly not alone.. So many great work and professional opportunities couldn’t happen this year, or at least not in the form originally intended. Employers and graduate recruiters know that. From talking to them, I know that employers are also...

  • How to sound positive in your applications when 2020 has been pretty rubbish so far…

    Part One – How to use your remote work experience to demonstrate virtual working skills Placements and internships cancelled, travel plans binned and social life….what social life? Maybe, like me, you were full of good intentions for making the best...

  • Selling your strengths with autism

    Finding a job is hard for everyone. When you are autistic, it can be harder. You might face that extra conundrum of ‘should I tell them I’m autistic?’. There is no right of wrong answer to this. Yet, if you...

  • Civil Service Fast Stream has opened!

      For those of you interested in a career in the government/public sector, their Civil Service Fast Stream programme has now opened! Whether you are interested in Social Research, Economics, IT & Technology, Diplomatic service, Human Resources and much much...

  • How to sell yourself and feel ok about it

    I've talked to quite a few people recently who've said they find it really hard to 'sell themselves' in applications and interviews, so I thought I'd share a few thoughts on what this actually means and some tips for making...

  • Personal Statements for Academic Jobs

    I first published this post in 2015, but I've given it a little refresh for 2020, based on my experience of having read many personal statements for academic jobs, and heard academic recruiters talking about what helps to make a...

  • Adding transferable skills to your CV 

    If you have created a CV and feel that it is a little on the sparse side, you can add more detail by writing about your transferable skills. You do not need to have completed paid work experience to have...

  • CVs for master's applications

    I’ve seen quite a few students in the last few months applying for master’s courses, where a CV was a required or optional part of the application process. Yet a quick Google search throws up very little in terms of...

  • Needed! Urgently! Your leadership skills!

    Why the post Covid-19 world will need your leadership skills I’ve been thinking for some time about writing a blog to help students write in a more compelling way about their leadership skills. “Leadership” as a required core skill is...