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CVs and applications

CVs and applications


The importance of your personal brand

Personal brand isn’t just a buzzword. It’s how you are perceived in the professional world.

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How to write a speculative application

Writing 'on spec' to potential employers can open up the hidden job market. But a speculative application needs to be approached carefully in order to be successful.

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Writing tips to improve your job applications

When applying for jobs, it's important to use the right words to get your message across. Here are our tips on good writing that will help you make a good impression.

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The graduate's guide to CVs

What graduates need to know about writing a CV, the information to include and how to choose the right CV format.

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Cover letters for graduate jobs

Applications forms and CVs need a covering letter to go with them. Here's how to use this cover letter to enhance your application and emphasise your suitability for the job.

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Recruitment processes for Irish employers

The latest data (2014/15) on recruitment methods and deadlines among graduate employers in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

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What recruiters want

Recruiters are looking for something in particular when they advertise a job. If you can show that you have the qualities they're looking for you can give yourself a distinct advantage. Knowing how to analyse what an employer wants in a job advert can give you a real edge.

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How to write a successful job application

Job applications forms, whether online or on paper, are the first vital step to getting a job interview. This step-by-step guide explains how to give employers the information they need to put you on the shortlist.

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