Making applications

Information and advice on CVs and covering letters, application forms, psychometric tests, interviews, assessment centres and increasing your chances for employment

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CVs and cover letters

The first step in making any application is your CV and cover letter.

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Application forms

Some recruiters will want you to complete a standard application form instead of, or in addition to submitting your CV 

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Psychometric tests

Often used as the first stage of the selection process, psychometric tests don't need to scare you

Assessment centres

If a recruiter wants to find out more about you, you may be invited to attend an assessment centre along with other candidates


An interview is your chance to show the recruiter that you are the best person for the job

Personal Statements

Personal statements are often required when applying for postgraduate study but some employers will ask for this as well.

LinkedIn profiles

Your LinkedIn profile can be a key part of your application strategy

Applying with a disability

Additional resources and support if you have a disability or long-term health condition.