Student Guidance Centre

CVs, Making Applications and Interviews

Once you have worked out which areas interest you, you can get down to business and seek out potential employers and vacancies. Students seeking employment in their final year should should make a habit of regularly checking out the section on this site.

Researching Employers
Identify suitable employers and find out more about them.

Many graduate jobs and postgraduate courses are highly competitive so make sure your application is effective and takes you through to the next stage.

CV and Covering Letters
Use this section to help you draft a CV and covering letter and bring it to us to have it checked.

Make sure you prepare for your interview and practise your technique before hand.

Psychometric Tests
Many employers use these tests as an additional method of assisting in the selection process.

Assessment Centres
Many of the larger employers use assessment centres in the selection process.


Further Information Resources

We have lots of really useful information resources in a variety of formats available in MyFuture and the Student Guidance Centre Hub (Opening hours: Mon- Fri 09:00- 17:00) which includes WI-FI, FREE TEA and COFFEE.

Types of resource:

Reference books- a wide selection of careers reference books available on the first floor of the Student Guidance Centre

Careers information- both online and paper careers resources including information on occupations & types of job, career choice & options, applying for jobs, working abroad, further study and more

Takeaway Information– there are free copies of Gradireland, TargetJobs and Prospects guides and many more, self-help guides and handouts and employer brochures- come and collect them. (Many are also available electronically in MyFuture -> Information Resources)

Videos & Interactive Resources- We have a number of interactive resources, videos and streamed videos available and more to come:

  • Interactive resources to help develop your skills are available in MyFuture
  • Videos about occupations, types of job, job hunting, career choice and options are available in MyFuture
  • Streamed videos are available in Queen’s On-line:


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