Tips and Advice

This section contains links to information and tips to help find a job:

Curriculum Vitae (CV’s)

A CV is a vital part of any job search and a great way to put all of your skills, experience, and qualifications in one place. A well written CV could be the difference between getting an interview and not being considered for the role.

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Guide to CV writing Careers Wales
Download the Careers Wales guide to CV writing (PDF) Careers Wales
CV Advice Careers Wales
What is a CV? Workways+
Personal Profile Workways+
Example CV Workways+
CV templates to download Totaljobs
Comprehensive CV guide University of South Wales
Writing a CV Cardiff University

Video: How to Write a CV

Cover Letters

A well written cover letter is the perfect way to set yourself apart and help sell your job application and convince the employer you’re the right person for the role.

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Letter Writing Workways+
Example Covering Letter Workways+
How to write a cover letter Reed
Cover letter examples Total Jobs
Cover Letters University of South Wales
Writing a cover letter Cardiff University

Video: How to write a cover letter

Application forms and Personal Statements

An application for employment, job application, or application form is the official form that employers ask all applicants for a position to fill out. The job application traditionally was filled out offline in a pen / paper format, but today they are more commonly filled out online.

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Completing job applications Carers Wales
Completing an application form Workways+
Writing personal statements Carers Wales
Online job applications Workways+
Application Forms University of South Wales

Video: Top Tips for Completing Application Forms

Interview Tips 

A job interview is a meeting in which an employer asks questions to see whether you would be the right person to do that job, it is also your chance to find out more about the opportunity and to decide if it’s for you.

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Interview advice Carers Wales
Interview preparation Workways+
Job interview tips Reed
Difficult interview questions Total Jobs
Interview Tips Prospects
Interview Trainer Carers Wales

Video: How to answer the ten most common interview questions

Real Life Interview Questions – The Glassdoor Interview Questions and Reviews section has a goldmine of information for job seekers. You can find out what candidates for the positions you are interviewing for were asked and get insight on how tough the interview was. – Got an interview coming up? Learn more about what to expect at the interview. Read about questions asked, how to dress, and get other useful tips and advice. – Interview and Applications tips for success. Written from Graduates, Apprentices and employers.