Searching for a job

01.Applying for a job

Find out some useful information and tips when applying for a job and putting a CV together

02.Hints on writing a good CV

This factsheet is designed to help you understand the purpose of a CV and how best to present your skills and experience to potential employers.

03.Examples of Good and Bad CV's

Take a look at good and bad CV's to ensure your CV stands out from the crowd

04.Example of a covering letter

Hints and tips on how to put together a covering letter for your CV

05.Hints on how to research a company

Impress an employer with your research of the organisation when applying for an apprenticeship, job or at an interview.

06.Hints on how to conduct a successful job search

Don't let job searching be a daunting experience, use this factsheet to help you navigate the obstacles and make your search more effective.

07. Hints on applying for an apprenticeship

The steps you need to take for applying for an apprenticeship are slightly different to other jobs. Discover useful hints here.

08.Hints on Interview questions and Answers

A factsheet designed to give you an idea of the types of question you can expect to be asked during most job/apprenticeship interviews.

09.Hints on Personal Impact and Presentation

This information will help you prepare for your job or apprenticeship interview and understand how to make a good impression.

10.Reading a job adverts & completing applications

This factsheet will help you to write an effective covering letter/application for specific job adverts and present yourself in a strong light.

STEMNET - Employability Skills

Employability Skills Guide from STEMNET

National Careers Service

Click here to be re-directed to the National Careers Service

Talent Match - Northamptonshire

Click here to be re-directed to the Talent Match Website

Target Jobs

Click here to be redirected to this graduate job site

Working while at School

Click here to be redirected to the Northamptonshire County Council Website for advice on Working while at School

Local Volunteering opportunities for Northamptonshire

Click here to be re-directed to the Get Involved Northamptonshire Wesbsite

11.‘Find an Apprenticeship’

This short video runs through the main points of how to apply online using the ‘Find an Apprenticeship’ website.