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Plan to succeed
Even the most spontaneous people need to plan ahead.

Job adverts explained
Confused by a job advert, or not sure exactly what employers are asking for?

Jobhunting with social networking
Social networking websites are useful for more than just getting in touch with your mates: they could also get you a job.

CV writing skills
Writing your first CV can be a scary business, but here are some top tips to increase your chances of getting that interview!

Common CV mistakes and how to avoid them
Lots of good candidates miss out on an interview because of minor errors on their CV. Don't be one of them.

How to write a cover letter
A strong cover letter is also essential to your job application.

How to fill in a job application form
If you’re answering a job advert you might have to fill in a job application form. Find out how to give yourself the best chance of making it through to an interview – and not making any mistakes.

How to build a network
They say it’s not what you know but who you know. So, what if you don’t know anyone?

Job interview tips and tricks
The best way to ace an interview is to be prepared. Get inside knowledge on what to expect and what you can do to make a great impression.

Common job interview questions
Give yourself a head start in your next job interview by reading our guide to five common interview questions – and how to answer them.

How to demonstrate your personal strengths in a job interview
Recruiters are keen to know not only that you CAN do what they need but WHO you are and HOW you tend to approach things.

Going extra curricular
It's never too early to start working on those employability skills. Find out how to boost your career prospects before you've even had a job.

Going extra curricular: continued
Your hobbies say a lot about you and your skills.

DBS checks explained
If you want to work with children or vulnerable adults, you’ll need a DBS check. What is it for, and how do you get one?

Getting a job when you have a criminal record
Have you had a run-in with the law? Worried that your criminal record will affect your future?

Interview tests explained
It might not just be people but also computers asking the questions at interviews.

Job websites for students
Whether you’re looking for the first step towards your future career or just a part-time job to pay the bills, there are a number of websites for students...

Group interviews explained
Competition in interviews can be tough – especially if the other candidates are in the same room. Read our guide to find out what to expect from – and how to survive – group interviews.

Five CV Questions Answered
We answer five common questions people ask when putting together a CV.

Where can I find a job?
Need a job but don’t know where to look? Read our guide to make sure you’re searching in the right places.

Getting the most out of university careers services
Don't miss out on the opportunities your university careers service can offer.

Three job interview problems (and how to fix them)
Good preparation can help you avoid the most common interview mistakes, but when something does go wrong, it pays to know how to react.

Finding face-to-face career advice
Talking face-to-face with someone about your career can be invaluable. Find out where you can go for career advice.

Asking questions at job interviews
Asking a question at an interview can be as nerve-racking as answering one - but with the right approach, it can be a great opportunity.

Understanding job advert jargon
Sometimes, the first challenge on the road to a job is understanding the advert. Cut through the jargon with our guide.

Types of job interview
Different types of interview call for different approaches. Be prepared for anything with this guide.

How to kickstart your career while you study
Find out how to lay the foundations for your career while you're studying - without missing out on university life.

Job references explained
References might not be the most important part of a job application, but they could make all the difference. Use this guide to get yours right.

What to include on your CV (and what to leave out)
Whether you're staring at a blank screen or trying to cut down a three-page monster, you need to know what belongs on your CV and what doesn't.

Speculative job applications
You don't always have to wait for jobs to be advertised. Speculative applications can unlock a hidden world of opportunities.

Improve your job prospects in 10 minutes
Jobhunting is a lot of work - but here are three things you can do to improve your chances in the time it takes to have a cup of tea.

Temping explained
Temping can help you to make money while looking for a permanent job, or build your skills during the university holidays.

Jobhunting at a distance
Looking for jobs in another part of the country can be a challenge. Try these tips to improve your chances.

Dealing with unemployment
A period of unemployment can be difficult to deal with. Find out how to improve your chances of getting into work - and look after yourself in the meantime.

What to do if you don’t know what career you want
Lots of people don't know where to start when it comes to finding a career. Find out how to take your first steps.

Your rights when applying for jobs
Find out how the law protects you from unfair treatment when you are applying for a job.

Networking explained
Networking is the process of making professional contacts. Find out how to get the most out of it.

Graduate schemes explained
Find out how graduate schemes can kickstart your career.

Working Abroad
Thinking about working abroad? Get the lowdown on how to do it…