CVs, Applications and interviews

In this section, we cover the whole process of recruitment. We will show you how to reflect on what the employer is looking for and how to sell yourself by matching your skills against their criteria. We will help you to create a fantastic CV or application form and prepare for interviews and assessment centres.

Criteria squareDemonstrate you meet the criteria

Before you apply for a job or course, you need to reflect on the skills, experience and knowledge that the recruiter is asking for, and provide evidence of this in a tailored application.


Writing a CV

Write the perfect CV to demonstrate your experience and skills.

Covering letters

Cover letters

Your covering letter might be the first impression an employer gets of you, so it's important to get it right.



Applications can include some tricky questions. Find out the best way to answer them.

Personal statements

Personal statements

The long statement in an application. What should you include? How should you write it?



Prepare for interviews; how to present yourself and the best way to answer interview questions.

Assessment Centres

Assessment centres

Employers use assessment centres to put you to the test. Find out how you can best prepare for these challenging situations.

Psychometric tests

Psychometric tests

Advice on how to prepare for psychometric tests, including practice tests.

Disclose equality

Equality considerations

Not sure whether to disclose information such as disability? Get support on covering potentially difficult topics in applications and interviews.