Applying for Jobs (CVs, Applications, Interviews, psychometric tests)


The aim of the CV is to show potential employers what your qualifications, experience and skills are and convince them that you are a strong candidate and should be invited for an interview. CVs are most effective when they are tailored to a specific vacancy - 'one size' does NOT fit all!

Good CVs take time to develop, so don't expect to get it right the first time. We stock two booklets that will help you: 'How to Write Your CV' and ' How to Analyse and Promote Your Skills for Work'. Please pick up your free copies from the Careers Service.

Once you have written your CV, have a look at the checklist below and see whether you can tick all the boxes. You can also come and have your CV checked at the Careers Service.

For information on how to write a CV, visit our website and see the CV Checklist we've created.

Sample CVs by sector

International Development
Management Consultancy
Political Risk
Skills-based CV for summer work

How to write a CV