Succeed in the selection process: get help with applications & interviews
All recruiters have a specific list of the skills, personal qualities, knowledge and experience they are looking for in their ideal candidate. The selection process is your opportunity to provide evidence of these and convince the recruiter you are ideal for the job.
The Careers Advisory Service offers a range of activities and resources to help you. Below are relevant information leaflets. We also run careers talks and workshops on all aspects of selection (see Skills Development programme for details) and careers advisers are available to give feedback on CVs/applications. If you have an interview coming up, you might want to view our streamed DVDs and discuss interview preparation with a careers adviser.
- Information resources for job search and selection process
- View streamed DVDs on applications
- Selection process reports
Written by students about the selection processes they have been through with particular employers.
- Practice aptitude tests
- Watch your own mock interview
|Topic||Description||PDF file||RTF file|
|Application, CV and cover letter guide||Guide to help you write CVs, application forms and covering letters, including examples.||462 kb (campus only)||5,410 kb (campus only)|
|Going for interviews||How to prepare, what to wear, styles of interview, and a few typical questions you can expect.||56 kb||998 kb|
|Assessment centres||Attendance at a selection centre usually follows success at a first interview, for some employers the selection centres will be the first time the candidate meets the employer. Selection methods vary but many companies use an elaborate procedure with interviews and possibly tests, combined with a series of group exercises and presentations.||34 kb||874 kb|