Applying for jobs

The information and advice below is designed to help you create focused, relevant and professional applications and be fully prepared for all stages of the interview process.

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Creating your CV

How to format your CV and what to include, plus sample CVs and useful resources.

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Application forms

How to fill in application forms, including personal statements and our top tips.

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Covering letters

How to write and structure an effective covering letter, with examples.

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Assessment centres

What to expect, how to prepare and what recruiters are looking for at an assessment centre.

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Selection tests

Psychometric, aptitude and personality tests.

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Interviews

How to prepare for and perform well at interviews.

Interactive help with your applications

Our online careers resource Build My Career features a CV Builder, Video Interview simulator, Assessment Centre info, Career Management tools and more...