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CVs, applications and interviews

Every employer has a slightly different application and interview process. The key is to be prepared.


Your CV is important to get right. It is often the first document an employer will read about you. Get started with writing your CV.

Covering letters

Usually sent with your CV, the covering letter is your personal introduction to the employer and your way of saying why you are the best candidate for the job. Find out more about covering letters.

Application forms

Each employer will have a different application form. It is critical that you understand what they are looking for and how you can meet the criteria. Check out our application form advice.


An interview is your chance to impress the employer. The key to any interview is preparation. See our advice on preparing for interviews.

Assessment centres

Many graduate schemes and jobs will involve attending an assessment centre. Just like an interview, the key is to what is expected of you and to arrive prepared. Find out how you can prepare for an assessment centre.

Psychometric testing

Psychometric testing includes numerical and verbal reasoning, situational judgement, personality tests, to name a few. Understand what is expected of you and practise.

Postgraduate study applications

Every university will have a different application process. As with application forms to employers, you must understand what an institution is looking for and how you meet the study criteria. Find out more about postgraduate study applications.