Found a great opportunity and ready to apply? Careers & Enterprise can help you with this too. We provide a number of services and resources which can help you through every step of the recruitment process.
Whether you are applying for a part-time job, a placement, internship or graduate opportunity, the Careers & Enterprise Centre can support you with all aspects of your application, to help you to promote your skills and experience in order to make a great first impression and stand out from the crowd.
You may be asked for a CV, a cover letter or an application form, or a combination of these. We display, produce and provide an extensive range of resources within the Careers & Enterprise Centre and online, as well as organising and delivering interactive talks and activities to help you create these all-important documents.
Succeeding at these stages of the selection process doesn't happen by chance – effective, focused preparation is essential. You will find advice and information on how to prepare on our website or in the Careers & Enterprise Centre.
Employers frequently target Durham University so take any opportunity to quiz them directly about their recruitment process at one of our events, skills development sessions, employer presentations, sector forums or career fairs. Some employers deliver specific sessions on interview skills and assessment centres so check our events page frequently to see when they are.
Use our website and online resources to access a wealth of information and advice on how to prepare for different styles of interviews and assessment centres, including: competency, case and strength-based interviews, telephone, skype and video interviews, top tips for answering common questions, handling job offers.
The Careers & Enterprise Centre is here to help you to develop your employability skills alongside your studies and also to make a successful transition into employment or further study.
Each year, a large proportion of Durham University graduates proceed into further study (eg Master's Degree, PGCE, Graduate Diploma in Law) rather than entering the labour market.