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.

CVsTwo people in discussion next to a laptop

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

Covering lettersTwo people looking at a document on a laptop

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


Application formsWoman looking at iPad at night

Application forms are challenging and help is at hand

Psychometric testsAn abstract image of a head

Practise numerical and verbal reasoning tests with us


InterviewsWoman shaking hands at the start of an interview

Find out how to reduce interview nerves by preparing thoroughly

Assessment centresOutside of office building 

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



Careers and Employability Service

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

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