To help you master the job application process, our Careers and Employability Service have put together three top tips:
- Slow and steady wins the race – Don’t rush in, read through everything and make a plan. Approach it like an assignment; save your progress, research the role carefully and identify the key qualities that the employer loves.
- Be specific – Talking about your skills is great. But backing them up with evidence is essential. Go into detail, identify challenges and how you overcame them, be positive and confident and remember to talk about your impact.
- Be creative – Just because it seems like your part-time job or voluntary work isn’t related to your career aspirations, don’t dismiss it! Employers love to hear about different experiences you’ve had. Think about how you can use your experience to demonstrate your specific skillset. For example, your part-time job or your volunteer position could demonstrate to your employer your excellent communication skills, your creativity, your problem solving ability or your team working skills.
Before you press submit, get your application checked!
To discuss an application, you can drop-in to see us from Monday – Friday without an appointment, or visit the website to book online and arrange a time to come in and see the team.
Can’t make it to see the Careers and Employability team? Send us your careers question or job application for review via Ask a Question and we’ll get back to you.
Already applied for a job?
If you’ve already submitted your job application the Careers and Employability team can help you prepare for future stages of the process, from assessment centres to interviews. Get in touch to see how we can help or visit our website, connect with us on social media or drop in and see us.