Apply for opportunities

Get support with the application process, including CVs, LinkedIn, application forms, interviews and assessment centres.

You have a clear sense of your goals and how to get where you need to go; now all you need to do is to succeed in the selection process. This page will support you in this process.

You might not feel quite ready for the applying stage yet. You could take a look at the content for Planners.

Events for when you are ready to apply

Book an event that will help you to be successful when applying for opportunities. 

Heidi Bartholomew

BA Philosophy, Religion and Ethics graduate

“Birmingham’s Careers Network service is one of the best in the country, and I learnt how to enhance my CV and write a cover letter through workshops and tailored one-to-ones.”

  • Power Up Networking
    ⚡A networking session for students in their early careers to PoWEr Up their careers, connections and confidence! Virtually meet and ask questions to our selection of industry professionals from global companies 🌍
    12:00 Tue 14 Jun 2022
  • ALMP Video Interview Training
    Online training to support students who have been shortlisted for the Alumni Leadership Mentoring Programme to prepare for the video interview process.
    14:00 Wed 29 Jun 2022
    Online - see URL listed in event description
  • Transatlantic Student Forum
    This is a unique opportunity to learn more about US culture & politics and the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce (incl. Transatlantic Chamber), as well as discuss global issues with students from Northeastern University (Boston, Massachusetts USA).
    14:00 Wed 29 Jun 2022
    Online - link will be sent in confirmation email or prior to the event
  • Application Process Masterclass
    Get ready to apply with this recruitment process masterclass. This webinar counts towards the Postgraduate Professional Development Award.
    14:00 Thu 30 Jun 2022
    Online - link will be sent in confirmation email or prior to the event
  • Top Tips for using LinkedIn
    Find out how to create your profile and learn top tips to get you ahead when using this social media tool in your job search.
    12:00 Fri 01 Jul 2022

Application and recruitment support

Make the most of your application with our support on Careers Connect. Whether you are applying for an internship, a part-time role or a graduate job, get started creating your CV and cover letter, improve your application and personal statement, prepare for interviews and assessment centres and practise psychometric tests.

Access videos, workshops, LinkedIn Learning and more. Work through these bitesize activities in your own time and feel free to revisit activites again. 

Application and recruitment support on Careers Connect

You can also access our application support content through our webpages below. 

LinkedIn support 

LinkedIn is a professional networking site and your online CV.

Over 87% of recruiters use LinkedIn to find talent and to do more research on candidates, so presenting yourself professionally online has never been more important.

Create a positive online image with our LinkedIn support.

Digital resource hub

Access our careers services 24/7 at a time that suits you with our digital resource hub  – get your CV checked, practise answering interview questions, learn a new skill to get job-ready, or explore sectors you might like to work in.

Employer profiles and job opportunities 

Search for internships, work experience and graduate opportunities on Careers Connect.

New vacancies are added daily so we recommend creating alerts for relevant roles so you don't miss out. 

Resources

Not found what you're looking for?

Ocean Bound - Bill Cann

Description
OceanBound is a fashion brand focusing on producing clothing within a circular economy. We are anti fast-fashion and want to raise awareness at how the clothing you wear contributes to the world's second biggest contributor to CO2 emissions, the fashion industry.

Offering your mentoring support

Description
The University of Birmingham's Careers Network Mentoring scheme supports current students and recent graduates with their future career development. We offer support to LGBT students, PGTs, students who want to start a business and other areas to help with your development.

OfS Graduate employment and skills guide

Description
Working with the Department for Education, the sector and employers, the Office for Students has published a new online graduate information resource.

Old Joe internships

Description
Information on internships exclusively for University of Birmingham students.

Oluwabusola Fadipe

Description
Story from Oluwabusola Fadipe, an LLB student who took part in the Personal Skills Award.

One to One Progression Coaching

Description
One to one progression coaching exclusively aimed at final year undergraduates and recent alumni (up to two years after graduation) who are from the West Midlands.

Online courses

Description
Online Canvas courses related to employability skills.

Online Enabler - Tamar Hope Smith

Description
Tamar is working as an Online Enabler for the Lichfield Diocese in the Church of England and studied BA English Literature and Philosophy in 2017.

Online Enabler - Tamar Hope Smith

Description
Tamar is working as an Online Enabler for the Lichfield Diocese in the Church of England and studied BA English Literature and Philosophy in 2017.
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