Guest blog: How to improve your CV whilst looking for your first job

We’ve all been there. You’ve finished uni, spent that month in Malaysia, and now you’re back at your parents’ house; bored, broke, and desperately seeking employment. For the first couple of days it’s great. Cups of tea float up to your room like clockwork, you can have as many hot baths as you like, and … More Guest blog: How to improve your CV whilst looking for your first job

Guest Blog: What to Remember When Writing a Cover Letter

So, you’ve found an opening for a job that you just know you’re right for. You’ve spent time putting together the perfect CV and now you’re ready to apply, right? Wrong. Usually, as part of the application process, you will also be expected to provide a well-written cover letter. The purpose of a cover letter … More Guest Blog: What to Remember When Writing a Cover Letter

Why have you applied for this job?

This can be a perplexing interview question, particularly if you are applying for jobs which are closely connected to your internship/work experience and degree area. If you’ve spent the last three years studying marketing, for example, as well as seeking out marketing work experience, it might seem obvious that you’re interested in marketing. In addition, … More Why have you applied for this job?

Completing application forms – common mistakes

Application Advisor Melisa sees QMUL students from all subjects, and gives them feedback on their applications, cover letters and CVs. Read on for 3 common mistakes and how to avoid them… – Being too generic: a typical question in job applications is why you want to work in that particular organisation. The key to answer … More Completing application forms – common mistakes

“Why do you want to work for us?” Demonstrating your motivation in application forms

Many job applications will include a question about motivation: a question that asks about why you want to work for a company, or what you think you will get out of doing a particular role. It’s important to understand that when you write about your motivation, the employer will want specific reasons. Avoid generalisations such … More “Why do you want to work for us?” Demonstrating your motivation in application forms