Careers and Employability Service
Services for current students

Making applications

You’ve decided on your career path and need to start making applications. Find out how to develop an effective CV and complete an application form, impress at interview and shine at an assessment centre.

CVs Two people in discussion next to a laptop

To secure an interview, create a targeted version of your CV for each role

Covering letters Two people looking at a document on a laptop

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


Application forms Woman looking at iPad at night

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

Psychometric tests An abstract image of a head

Take practice tests and explore games-based assessments 


Interviews Woman shaking hands at the start of an interview

Find out how to reduce interview nerves by preparing thoroughly

Assessment centres Outside of office building 

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


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