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CV Tips

Your CV should give a full breakdown of the modules and projects you have studied, or are currently studying, as part of your degree.

Make sure you tailor your CV to the role that you’re applying for by ensuring that the examples you use from work and education reveal as many of the required skills, behaviours and motivations as possible. Include examples that highlight your focus on safe working practices. Keep the text specific, concise, relevant and as recent as possible.

Before you submit your CV make sure you check it carefully – and then check it again. If there are mistakes you will come across as careless and will jeopardise that crucial first impression. Take a copy of your CV when you go for interview so that you know exactly what you submitted.

Most university careers services will advise and review your CV.

A note on online application forms

A good online application requires the same preparation and quality as a paper CV. The system will usually allow you to register and create an account, so you can save and return to your online form. That way you don’t have to complete everything in one sitting. Bear in mind that online forms should be just as formal as CVs. Take the time to check it carefully to make sure you’ve tailored your experience to the job and the employer.