From looking for the right position and writing an effective CV to preparing for an interview and beyond, we can help you navigate the entire process of landing a job from start to finish.
Our online job hunting platform has a range of useful tools for you to get stuck into, such as links to some useful job-seeking websites, job hunting specifically in the North West region if you’ve become fond of life in Salford and even help with speculative job hunting. We even have our own exclusive jobs site that alumni can access. Take a look through the resources to get a feel for what could be the right position for you.
How to Write Your CV
A lot about how employable you appear to a potential employer can lie in your personal brand, and there is no better way to express this brand than through your CV and cover letter. Your CV is ultimately the decider on whether you get your foot through the door, so it’s important to sell yourself. We have some useful resources on CV and cover letter writing on our Careers Service hub, and we also offer CV workshops and reviews to current students and graduates.
Applications & Interview Preparation
Completing an application can be a long process, and when you’re applying for multiple jobs at once they can become tedious, meaning your attention to detail begins to wane. We can advise how to narrow down the jobs that are really worth applying for and how to put your best foot forward when filling in the application. Favour quality over quantity every single time when it comes to applying for jobs as ultimately you want to end up in a role that you will enjoy.
Then, if you’re invited for an interview, it’s an exciting time but can also be a daunting one to some. We offer a range of services to help you prepare including guides, videos and even a mock interview service so you can practice your interview technique.
We have an extensive range of career resources for you to use, as well as all of the above, we can also advise on postgraduate study options, career planning and even the career paths, occupations and industries that you may be suited to according to the degree you studied. We have a range of digital guides, videos and e-books and can even provide you with the latest labour market information to help you understand how you might fare financially in your first employment post-graduation.
Careers Workshops – Skills for Learning
We regularly host a wide range of career workshops, designed to help you develop your skills and prepare for the working world. Our careers workshops include ‘Self Awareness and Peak Performance’, ‘Personal Branding’, ‘Writing a Winning CV and Cover Letter’, ‘How to Be a Good Candidate’, ‘Emotional Intelligence’, ‘Grow Your Career Confidence’, ‘Job Hunting That Works’, ‘Mini Mock Assessment Centre’ and many, many more. You can take a look at the full range and book your place on our careers workshops today.
If you feel you need further assistance or think it might help to have a conversation face-to-face with someone who understands this process, then we have dedicated careers advisers and consultants on hand to help you with any concerns you may have about looking for a job. They can also take a look over your CV and cover letter before you apply for jobs and help you to prepare for an interview. We’re here to help –
book your appointment today.
21 Days to Career Success
If you’re a recent graduate and you’re finding it hard to land a job, then we’ve put together a fast-track program for you to work through to better your chances of success –
21 Days to Career Success for Graduates. We understand that coming to the end of your studies, balancing a part-time job and applying for a full-time professional position can be a busy and stressful time, and you’re not always able to give your time in-person. So, we’ve created this blog series that you can work through at your own timescale, or simply pick and choose the most relevant articles for you. The 21-day guide covers a wide range of topics, from career planning, goals and branding to freelancing, networking and taking control. Don’t worry, you’re not alone in the search and it will happen for you, so equip yourself with the best range of skills that you can and you’re sure to succeed.