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The University of Southampton
Careers and Employability ServiceStudents

Employability Essentials Programme

Our Employability Essentials Programme consists of skills workshops that provide the opportunity to find out how you can stand out from the crowd at each stage of the recruitment process.

We understand that students will be at different stages in their career planning and so have created a set of workshops that can help you at any stage of the process.


We have created online versions of our Discover...workshop series so you're able to build an effective CV, create a cover letter with impact and know how to answer those tricky interview questions!

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Our Discover...CVs workshop provides the key principles for building an effective and professional CV. (10 minutes approx.)

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Discover...Covering Letters

Our Discover...Covering Letters workshop provides the key principles for writing a cover letter with impact. (10 minutes approx.)

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Our Discover...Interviews workshop includes information on types of interview and what is being assessed. (10 minutes approx.)

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Our Discover...Applications workshop will help you understand the purpose of an application form and highlight any common questions.

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Our Explore...workshop series are a group of longer interactive workshops focussing on CVs, Covering Letters and Interviews.

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