Employers

Job Application Advice

When starting to apply for jobs, it’s worth giving some thought to what employers may be looking for in a successful applicant. The clearer the picture you can get, the easier it will be to target your application to that particular employer.

You will find some information in the job description, but it’s also worth thinking about things in general. What sort of skills do employers, especially those who employ graduates, look for? What experience might you need? How can you relate skills gained in another situation to this particular job?

You may feel that you haven’t much experience, but you will have transferable skills that you have gained through study, work and your social life, so once you’ve identified these skills it’s easier to complete application forms.

You can find information about what employers want from job applications on our desktop site.