Careers and Employability Service
Services for current students

Making applications

Update on recruitment practices 

From our discussions with employers, online recruitment activities will continue to be used, for example, video or telephone interviews. Some companies will also run assessment centres virtually; this involves using videos, messaging services, video-conferencing and online activities to interact with candidates.

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Read about creating a targeted version of your CV for each role

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Covering letters

A well written covering letter will demonstrate your suitability for a role

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Applying with a disability

Get advice and understand your rights when applying for jobs with a disability

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Application forms

Application forms are challenging and help is at hand to get you off to a great start

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Psychometric tests

Take practice tests and explore games-based assessments

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Find out how to prepare for video and telephone interviews using our practise software

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Assessment centres

Explore what happens at an assessment centre plus top tips for group exercises and presentations

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Applying for healthcare roles

Advice on applying for jobs in the NHS and other healthcare providers

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Researching employers

Learn about commercial awareness and how it can help secure a job

Going into the careers appointment, I was extremely nervous about the upcoming job interview, but I left with a confidence that I knew how to answer the questions that would be thrown at me with ease. And I got the job!

Caroline Robertson, UoN alumna, Philosophy

Careers and Employability Service

University of Nottingham
Portland Building, Level D
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 3680
fax: +44 (0) 115 951 3679