CVs, covering letters, applications and LinkedIn

It’s important to make your CV or application stand out and grab an employer’s attention. When you’re looking for any role you’ll be competing against other candidates. So writing a good CV or job application, can be the difference between you getting the job or not.

Our new online platform CareerSet is available to all students and graduates and enables you to scan your CV against top recruiters and hiring managers criteria.  You will receive personalised actionable feedback and can then rescan your CV to see how your score has improved.  Cover letters can also be measured against core checks and relevancy checks to provide you with the best possible chance of showcasing your skills to an employer. Available through Careers on Canvas and the CV and Application learning Pathway on TARGETconnect

It’s better to do a couple of well-tailored applications than many generic ones. Employers want to see that you’ve researched the company, you fit the requested skills and you’re interested in the role.

We can assist you with:

Further online guidance on applications. 

Employers receive many job applications for their posts, so don’t be too disheartened if you don’t get shortlisted for a job. There can be a wide range of reasons why one candidate is selected over another. If you’re unsuccessful it’s a good idea to ask for feedback on your application, and many employers will be happy to provide this to you. Our resources on confidence can help you if you're unsuccessful.

Get in touch with us

For a review of your CV, covering letter, application or LinkedIn profile, contact us through TARGETconnect.

If you’d like to speak with one of our Careers Consultants about tailoring your applications, you can book an appointment via TARGETconnect.

Once your application has been successful, find out how we can help you with interviews and assessment centres.