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.”

  • 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 Wed 17 Aug 2022
  • Top Tips for Job Searching
    Maybe you’ve already started applying for graduate roles or you’re just about to start your search, either way this session is designed to help you to navigate the job search process.
    12:00 Tue 23 Aug 2022
  • CVs, Cover Letters and Applications
    Our innovative ‘Top Tip’ sessions are designed to give you the confidence and tools to make your way successfully through the application and selection process.
    12:00 Wed 31 Aug 2022
    Online - see URL listed in event description
  • 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 Wed 14 Sep 2022
  • Autumn Fair 2022
    Come along to our Autumn Fair for the opportunity to meet a range of graduate recruiters.
    11:00 Wed 05 Oct 2022
    The Great Hall, Aston Webb

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?

Rajah and Tann (Singapore)

Description
Find out about a legal internship in Singapore with Rajah and Tann, as part of the University of Birmingham's Global Challenge internship scheme.

Raroid

Description
Raroid is an online plant shop importing and selling rare, high-value plants known as aroids. The business has been created by University of Birmingham graduate Eniola Odurinde.

Raroid

Description
Raroid is an online plant shop importing and selling rare, high-value plants known as aroids. The business has been created by University of Birmingham graduate Eniola Odurinde.

RateMyPlacement Diversity & Inclusion virtual events

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RateMyPlacement is hosting 4 virtual events for students in the coming weeks focused on crucial areas of diversity and inclusion. Sign up now.

RateMyPlacement's £5K giveaway!

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First and second year undergraduate students, sign up to RateMyPlacement.co.uk to be in with a chance to win £1000!

RateMyPlacement's most useful resources

Description
RMP have made the presentations from their Diversity & Inclusion events available to watch, along with some useful webinars and blogs.

RE:CLO Clothing - Oliver Martin

Description
RE:CLO Clothing is a sustainable clothing brand created by Chemical Engineering student Oliver Martin.

Read Coca Cola's answers to common questions about finding graduate roles during Covid-19

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Coca Cola Euopean Partners have teamed up with GradLink to answer your questions about finding Graduate Roles during Covid-19.
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