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Making Successful Applications

Applying for a job can be a time consuming process. Each application you submit should be tailored to the specific role and organisation to which you are applying. This will help to ensure that you demonstrate your suitability for the role to the recruiter. Many people may be applying for the same role so you need to ensure your application stands out.

Below are a number of resources to help you through the various stages of the application process.

We also run a number of workshops and presentations which cover the application process and can be booked via the MyCareer.



Find the right format, content and language for your CV.

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Learn how to structure an answer on an application form.

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Online Tests

Find out more about various online tests you may encounter during the recruitment process and try a variety of practice tests.

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Understand what a recruiter is looking for and how to answer an interview question.

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Learn why references are used and how to choose the right people.

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Careers Events

Find out more about our presentations and workshops which cover all aspects of the application process.

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