applications

  • CVs for first year students - your FAQs answered!

    So you’re thinking ahead to the summer and would like to get some part time work to earn some money or an internship/insight experience to build your work experience? We’ve compiled a list of FAQs which we are often asked...

  • How to be a low-risk hire by building trust into your application

    View from the other side of the desk - Can he trust you? #2 Yesterday we met Alex, a senior manager who is worried about recruiting interns/new graduates (see blog here). Like many other employers he is concerned that should...

  • Can I trust you?

    A view from the other side of the desk…in lockdown I’m Alex, a senior manager with a growing business. I’ve managed to keep my team and business focussed and productive throughout the pandemic. I’m really happy with how the switch...

  • 5 quick fixes for your cover letter language

    So, you’re in the final stages of writing your cover letter? Nice work! Here are some checks that you can make before you send it off. 1. Uncertainty. Scan for phrases like “I feel that”, “I think”, “I began to...

  • Psychological tips for job-hunting

    Let’s be straight, job-hunting is exhausting and can lead to burn-out. But, it can pay off and change your entire life. This is why it is important to prepare. Yet, there is a difference between being organised and being mentally...

  • How to write a perfect CV (Part 2)

    Following on from Part 1, here are some tips on writing your best CV for now. Considering you’ve been accepted into university, let’s play to your strengths and write it like an assignment! Purpose Why are employers asking for your...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Coping with career rejection

    At the Careers Service, we’re here to support you on your journey into the working world. A significant part of this journey might involve coping with rejection, either at the application stage or further along after an interview. We want to encourage positivity and set you up for success, and making...