CV360 – Your CV Feedback Friend

jimrealiAdvice, Applications, CVs, Final Year, First Year, Graduates, Jim Reali, On Placement, Postgraduate, Second Year

You’ve written your CV in readiness to apply for a role. It’s a masterpiece! Best to get it checked over by Careers+Placements first though… *Log-in to Aston Futures to book an appointment*… Oh, there aren’t any available right now. What should you do? Don’t worry, we have a brilliant new tool called CV360 that can provide you with instant feedback on your CV. It’s a really clever resource that scores your CV against over 50 checks that commonly can make or break a candidates recruitment chances. You’ll get useful and detailed feedback that can then be implemented to help optimise … Read More

How to write a successful CV

jodiecAdvice, CVs, Final Year, First Year, Graduates, Postgraduate, Second Year

Whatever kind of role you’re applying for – whether that’s a part-time job, volunteering role, placement, internship or graduate job – a great CV is essential. We’ve pulled together some tips to help you write a CV that’s sure to stand out to employers for all the right reasons. Checklist of what to include Before you get stuck into writing your CV, it’s a good idea to plan out the structure of it so you can make sure you cover all the key information an employer will want to know. Take a look at this handy checklist of what to … Read More

5 super useful careers resources to use over the festive break

AdamAdvice, Applications, Assessment Centres, Cover Letters, CVs, Final Year, First Year, Guest Blogger, Interviews, Part-Time Jobs & Volunteering, Second Year

Graduates First If you’re not already, we recommend signing up to Graduates First over the festive break. Graduates First is an online portal that hosts a range of useful aptitude tests that you’re likely to come across during placement or graduate role recruitment processes. These include numerical, verbal and logical reasoning tests, situational judgement tests, as well as games based assessments. They also offer valuable advice on assessment centres and insights on the recruitment processes of some of the UK’s biggest graduate employers. The portal will log your performance on each test, offering helpful analytics and reports on how you … Read More