CV

  • Investigating the modern application process: Part 2

    You might have heard of Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) or "Resume Robots" as they are sometimes called. These are commonly being used by larger companies to screen applications before they get to a human. Unfortunately, this makes the process easier...

  • Investigating the modern application process: Part 1

    If only application writing was simple with a precise set of rules to follow. That way you’d know you’re doing exactly the right thing all the time. Much of the time this isn’t the case. However, the good news is...

  • Three steps to CV Heaven

    Last time I wrote about the most common questions we are asked/advice that we give here in CV-Land at the Careers Service Not-so-secret tips for your super CV Today I just wanted to give you one short and snappy tip....

  • Assertive applications: How to use language to your advantage

    Tiny tweaks to your wording can have huge implications on the impression you give. Here are some tips on how to create a confident appeal in your applications. It’s All About You There is a strong pattern that runs through...

  • 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...