Finding and Applying for Jobs

Did you know that more than 400,000 people graduate from University each year?  So competition is bound to be tough!

Get yourself ahead of the game by understanding this process and the techniques you need to perfect so you can stand out from the crowd. We are here to help you with this at any stage, so call in and see us for direct help and support.  We can also show you how to be innovative in the ways you search for jobs and how to access a potentially hidden network of opportunities.

Before you start pouring over the vacancy databases to see what’s on offer, make sure you are presenting yourself as effectively as possible on your CV and in your covering letters by following these links to our quick and easy guides.  A CV for a part-time job can be quite different to one you will put together for a graduate level role, so be aware of the differences.

CVs (PDF) – full booklet

CV Checklist (PDF)                                             Duck standing out

CV Checklist - Part-Time/Casual Work (PDF)

Covering Letters (PDF)

Application Forms (PDF)


Later on we can help you with perfecting your interview skills and you can benefit from having a mock-interview to help you practice and prepare.

All about Interviews (PDF)

Assessment Centres (PDF)


As an innovative and creative individual you may be thinking of setting yourself up as a freelancer or in your own enterprise, we can help with all aspects of that too, so come and speak with us as soon as possible. Starting a Business/Social Enterprise or Freelancing


Are you an international student here in the UK?  There may be some additional questions you have about working here, so do please come and speak with us once you have had a look at the information below.

How to Obtain a National Insurance Number (PDF)


Once you’re ready to start browsing for vacancies and options check out the following two links for a comprehensive list of relevant websites and vacancy databases.

Useful Resources

Subject Specific Pages


If you would like further information on equality and diversity in the workplace, please visit our pages on Equality and Diversity, and Aber+.