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Applications & interviews

We provide help and advice with all aspects of the application and recruitment process; from writing CVs and applications to preparing for interviews, psychometric tests and assessment centres.

Application form

Application forms

Recruiters use application forms to collect evidence about how you meet their selection criteria.

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A good CV shows employers what you have to offer and make them want to find out more about you.

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Covering letters

The purpose of a covering letter is to convince the recruiter to invite you to interview.



Interviews come in a variety of formats. Find out how to prepare and succeed at interviews

Assessment Centres

Assessment centres

Assessment centres differ according to recruiter. The key is to research the role, the recruiter and sector.

Psychometric tests

Psychometric tests

Psychometric tests are structured exercises designed to identify your skills and character traits.



The ability to give effective presentations is highly valued by employers.

Commercial awareness

Commercial awareness

Commercial awareness is the ability to view situations from a commercial or business perspective. 

Skills employers want

Skills employers want

64% of employers look for employability skills. Find out how to develop the skills employer want

Not being successful

I'm applying but not being successful

Don't be disheartened. This could be due to a number of factors. Find out how to improve your chances

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Graduate labour market

Being aware of Labour Market Information can help you see where the opportunities might be.