Careers Resources

Careers Resources

Completing Application Forms

Write a successful job application (Prospects)

Advice on how to complete forms with analysis of the different types of questions that you might have to answer and how to write personal statements.

Job Application Advice including Power Words (AGCAS)

This document contains useful information on how to complete application forms effectively. There is advice on: demonstrating evidence of the skills employers are looking for, answering common questions, writing personal statements, analysing adverts to match your skills to the job specification and using power words to emphasise your suitability for the job.

Filling in an application form for a teaching job (

Although this guide has been prepared specifically for making an application for a teaching post, it provides good general advice for completing forms. The advice for writing the "further information/personal statement" section is particularly useful.

Mini Career Course: Successful applications

In this mini online career course you will learn how to complete employer applications successfully and avoid the pitfalls of online applications. We will also highlight key resources to help you.