FAQs - Applications

So you've found the job you want to apply for. Whether it's a part-time job, a summer placement or a graduate role, starting your first application can be daunting.

Only if requested to do so by the employer.

You will find some examples in our CV booklet which you can download from MyCareer

For a part-time job, try and keep it to a single page.

For other opportunities such as internships or graduate progammes the general rule is 2 pages

Use our advice on application forms where you will find help and some examples

Check out this article from TARGETjobs, written by a Careers Adviser, about commercial awareness.

Check with your department for the appropriate person to give as your academic referee.


You can practice online with our interview simulation tool (DS login required)

It may be possible to arrange a practice interview with a Careers Consultant.   However it can be difficult to schedule this at short notice, so it is worthwhile thinking about this before you get notified about your first real interview.   Come along to the Careers Service or telephone 0141 548 4320 to organise something suitable.

During Careers Week, we may also organise practice interviews with employers.   These will be advertised on our events calendar

Most major graduate employers will use psychometric tests as part of the their selection process in order to establish certain capabilities and skills.

Check out our advice on the making applications pages and in our Resource Centre to help you prepare.

Try our practice psychometric tests online


If you can't find the answer to your question here, then email us.


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