Careers Service

CVs, Covering Letters & Applications

CVs, Covering Letters & Applications

We have a range of sessions to help with all stages of the application process.

On this page, you can find Careers Service events and sessions on CVs, covering letters and applications. We also work closely with top graduate employers who offer events specifically for Newcastle University students. 

See details of upcoming live events below. You can also find recordings from our careers sessions and webinars.

Upcoming events

Events will be posted shortly.

We also advertise events offered by external organisations.

  • NCL Careers Webinar: Techniques for your applications

    Date/Time: 19 November 2020, 12:00-13:00

    Venue: Online

  • NCL Careers Webinar: Application forms: Tackling them effectively

    Date/Time: 09 November 2020, 12:00-12:30

    Venue: Online

  • NCL Careers Webinar: CV Writing: Where to start

    Did you know that on average recruiters spend 10 seconds reviewing a CV before putting it on a yes/no pile?

    Date/Time: 03 November 2020, 13:00-13:30

    Venue: Online

  • NCL Careers Webinar: CV Writing: Where to start

    Did you know that on average recruiters spend 10 seconds reviewing a CV before putting it on a yes/no pile?

    Date/Time: 20 October 2020, 17:00-17:30

    Venue: Online

  • NCL Careers Webinar: Application forms: Tackling them effectively

    Date/Time: 23 October 2020, 13:00-13:30

    Venue: Online

  • NCL Careers Webinar: Covering letters: Tailoring your letter to an employer

    Covering letters are still an important part of the selection process for many employers and essential when making speculative applications.

    Date/Time: 19 October 2020, 12:00-12:30

    Venue: Online

  • NCL Careers Webinar: CV Writing: Where to start

    Did you know that on average recruiters spend 10 seconds reviewing a CV before putting it on a yes/no pile?

    Date/Time: 30 September 2020, 12:00-12:30

    Venue: Online

  • NCL Careers Webinar: CV Writing: Where to start

    Did you know that on average recruiters spend 10 seconds reviewing a CV before putting it on a yes/no pile?

    Date/Time: 12 October 2020, 11:00-11:30

    Venue: Online

  • NCL Careers Webinar: CV Writing: Where to start

    Did you know that on average recruiters spend 10 seconds reviewing a CV before putting it on a yes/no pile?

    Date/Time: 08 October 2020, 13:00-13:30

    Venue: Online


  • Recorded events and webinars

    Access our recorded careers sessions and webinars, for you to watch in your own time. 

    How to write an effective CV

    Our 14 minute presentation on How to write an effective CV covers:

    • what employers want to know about you (0:40)
    • the principles of good CV writing (1:29)
    • where to go for further support (13:07)

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    How to write an effective covering letter

    Our 13 minute presentation on How to write an effective covering letter covers:

    • the purpose of the covering letter (1:07)
    • the elements of an effective covering letter (9:00)
    • where to get further information and advice (13:10)

    "How to write an effective covering letter" presentation title slide