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How to Turn Your Student Experiences into a Killer CV

By Beth Leslie, content writer for Inspiring Interns; a recruitment agency matching graduates with internship opportunities After the blood, sweat and tears you’ve poured into your degree, hunting for your first graduate job should be exciting. However, if you’re graduating this year, you might be thinking “I’m not sure it is.” Fear not, lots of graduates feel daunted, …

How the Best Summer Ever Can Build Your CV

By student blogger Antonia Munday, BA Hons English Literature and Language I may have found the ultimate CV building experience: Camp America. Last summer I set off on what I thought would be a three month holiday, baking in the heat by a lake. Not that it wasn’t all of that, but it turned out …

What I Learned Starting A CV From Scratch

By Nathan Goodey, student blogger. Whether your CV is bare, or was written a while ago, it’s my opinion that a CV should never stand still. It’s easy to write your name and contact details at the top of the page, but it’s what you write next that can seem daunting. Here are some tips that helped me …

CSN CV and Networking Event

By Laura Estrop, Social Media Officer I recently attended an event run by the Creative Student Network, or CSN for short, which is a student society run by Dr Elizabeth Evans, a film and television lecturer at the University. Their networking event gave students the chance to meet and talk with University alumni who now …

How to Make Your CV Stand Out

By Oyku Ataman, student blogger Hello everybody! I’d like to make a quick introduction before moving on to the actual content of the post: My name is Oyku (pronounced eh-yew-ku) but I’m mostly called Q by my friends. I study Chinese and International Relations; I’m in my third year of university, and soon to graduate. …

Engineering students — get ahead and polish your CV

To CV or not to CV, that is the question… Shakespeare would have asked if he had been a modern-day engineering student looking to impress employers. He may also have asked; is my CV ready for the world of work? Is it ready to be evaluated by the wide variety of companies that regularly recruit The …

New to the UK? Here’s some useful tips on applying for jobs

We’d like to say a big friendly welcome to all of our international students. We’ve gathered together tips to keep in mind when applying for jobs – whether they’re part-time, graduate roles or internships in the UK, it all counts. We appreciate the initial challenges of moving country and settling into a new culture. We’re …

Lost in translation: what not to say in a UK covering letter

Thinking of looking for a job in the UK now you’ve graduated? Not only will you have to take into account visas and how many hours you can work (contact the International Office for more advice about this), you’ll also need to be aware of UK conventions when applying for jobs.  Things that may impress …

How to Make the Most out of Your Internship

Are you looking forward to undertaking an internship or work experience this summer? Don’t sleepwalk your way through this valuable period of time with our six ways to make the most out of your experience.  Keep a record How many times have you come to write a CV or covering letter and found yourself staring at …

5 things you didn’t know about speculative applications

You may be well-practised at filling in online application forms and sending off your CV and covering letter to apply for vacancies, but what if there’s a company you’re keen to work for and they’re not advertising positions? With a speculative application you send your CV and covering letter to an employer to enquire about opportunities, not necessarily vacancies, …