Careers blog written by Tricia Raxworthy, Careers and Placements
We know that applying for jobs can be a time-consuming, and at times dispiriting business. But a little extra time spent on your CV and application can be all it needs to get you an interview.
Log into the VLE and have a look at our CV guide – with tips on what to include and different types of CV. Prospects also has a helpful guide on what to include in your CV. (This resource includes a personal profile in your CV, but this is optional so only do this if it works for you.)
It is tempting to send off lots of applications, but it’s more effective to spend the time on a few high quality, well-tailored, applications than lots of generic ones. Preparation is key – take time to research the organisation and the job, and to reflect on your experience and skills (including your degree and time at UoY), before you start an application, and check out this guide on what to include.
We’re always happy to give you feedback on your CV or application – book a CV review (term time) or an advice appointment (vacation), or if you’re away from York just email it to us via Careers Gateway and one of the careers consultants will have a look at it for you; often it’s just a case of a couple of tweaks to make more impact.