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Making Successful Applications

A Job Application Form

Applying for a job vacancy is 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. It is likely that many people will 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 Events Calendar.

CV Advice


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

Applications Advice


Learn how to structure an answer on an application form.



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



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

The Events Calendar

Events Calendar

Our presentations and workshops cover all aspects of the application process.

Equality & Diversity

Equality & Diversity

Information about disclosing a disability, specific learning difficulty or long-term health condition.

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