What are online tools and why should you be using them?

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Searching and applying for jobs in a competitive market is a mammoth task. As an Aston student or graduate you’ll be pleased to know you have access to a suite of free online resources to help make the process easier. Whether you want to get ready for an assessment centre or prepare your CV, there’s a tool to help you.

Here’s an overview of all the tools provided by the Careers and Placements team, all of which can be accessed via our online tools webpage.


Use Aston360 to search hundreds of useful articles on topics such as exploring career possibilities, CV and interview advice, career management and much more.

The platform is also home to two essential tools:

CV360 – A tool to help you transform your CV which could boost your chances of getting an interview for your dream job. The tool will analyse your CV and provide you with a detailed feedback report and a score to help you improve it.

Interview360 – A tool to help you practise and develop your interview skills. In a world where employers are increasingly using video or virtual interviews when recruiting, Interview360 gives you the perfect way of preparing for important conversations with employers.

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Team Focus

Use Team Focus to explore your abilities, interests, personality and learning style using quality psychometrics for free.

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Graduates First

Take advantage of the opportunity to practise psychometric tests such as numerical reasoning and situational judgement tests for free – it’s a great way to build up your confidence. Each of the tests is timed, and you’ll get a feedback report straight away so that you can see how you did.

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GoinGlobal offers global careers advice to help you understand whether a move overseas is right for you and your career aspirations. Take advantage of:

  • Country career guides – constantly updated career advice for the leading employment markets around the world.
  • Global city career guides – location-specific employment resources for top metropolitan markets around the world.
  • U.S. city career guides – filled with helpful information about major cities throughout the United States of America.

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