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Personal and Professional Development


CV's, covering letters and applications

Once you have found the job you want, preparing an application or CV and covering letter that does you justice and persuades the employer to select you for interview takes time and commitment.

University resources:

  • Applying for Jobs - includes hints and tips on what to do before, during and after the interview
  • Careers Service - access publications on `CV's and Covering Letters' developed by Careers Advisers (although these publications are focused on graduate-level employment much of the content is valuable to all those seeking employment at any stage of their career)
  • The Careers Service Resource library - contains some popular generic titles covering this topic


Preparation is key to performing well at interview. It's important that potential employers can see how much work you have done to prepare as this demonstrates that you really want the job.

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