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?

Talk Twenties - Gaby Mendes

Description
Talk Twenties was created during the global pandemic by Gaby Mendes (Education 2016) with a podcast offering listeners advice about the highs and lows of life in your twenties.

Tamar Hope Smith case study

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

TARGETjobs Virtual Careers Fair & more events

Description
Register for the Virtual Careers Fair on Thursday 7 October and more upcoming sector-based events!

Taron Nijjar

Description
Story from Taron Nijjar, an Associate Management Consultant at PwC. Taron completed an MSc by Research - School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences and graduated in 2021.

Teaching

Description
To be employed as a teacher in state maintained schools (excluding academies) you will need to gain QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) through a period of initial teacher training (ITT) and a period of induction as a newly qualified teacher (NQT).

Team Norse Thunder

Description
Team Norse Thunder was created in 2016 by University of Birmingham graduate David Scotford. It is a social enterprise that uses esports and games as a way to bring people together.

Team Norse Thunder

Description
Team Norse Thunder was created in 2016 by University of Birmingham graduate David Scotford. It is a social enterprise that uses esports and games as a way to bring people together.

Tech Entrepreneurship 101 Series

Description
A series of interactive tech entrepreneurship sessions which give you start-up advice to help you create a business idea. Royal society Entrepreneur in Residence Dr Adrian Burden guides you through a different start-up topic in each session.

Teen Calm - Catherine Wassell

Description
Teen Calm is a monthly subscription box start-up created by University of Birmingham Catherine Wassell and the idea is inspired by her daughter.
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