Careers and Employability Service
Services for current students

Making applications

Employer responses to COVID-19 

We are seeing more employers move their recruitment activities online, for example, using video or telephone interviews. Some companies that would normally use assessment centres are now running these 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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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


Going into the careers appointment with Cathy, I was extremely nervous about the upcoming job interview, but I left with a confidence that I knew how to answer many of the questions that would be thrown at me with ease and a newfound sense of optimism. 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