Resources to help you
Our guide to Filling in an Application Form gives lists of typical questions.
Guidelines on writing CVs and covering letters produced by the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services:
The Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services has produced a video giving advice about making online applications, streamed here in a choice of two formats:
Writing a curriculum vitae is covered through the following notes:
and our video on writing CVs available at two different quality levels:
- high quality (2 Mb/s), full screen, for on campus network
- medium quality (500 Kb/s), quarter screen, for off campus broadband.
Further information and advice, including more example CVs, can also be found on the following pages of the Graduate Prospects website:
The Careers Group at the University of London has produced useful guidance notes on writing personal statements in applications for both jobs and further study.
Careers advisers will be pleased to make constructive comments on your draft curriculum vitae - see our page on making appointments. There is also a good reference section in the Centre which includes the following books covering both UK and USA CV and resume styles:
How to Write a CV, produced by the University of London Careers Service
CVs for Dummies by Steve Shipside and Joyce Lain Kennedy
Readymade CVs by Lynn Williams
Beyond the CV by Helen Vandevelde
Cover Letters for Dummies by Joyce Lain Kennedy
Resumes for Dummies by Joyce Lain Kennedy
The Resume Catalog by Yana Parker Asher's Bible of Executive Resumes by Donald Asher