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CVs, applications and interviews

Tips for creating CVs

Top tips when creating a CV

Applying for jobs

Advice on completing application forms

PhD researchers

Tips for applying for jobs in academia


Advice for preparing for interviews

Assessment centres

What to expect if you're invited to an assessment centre

Using the STAR technique

How to answer interview question using the star technique

Improve your job applications

Tips to improve your job applications

Improve your performance at interviews

Tips to improve your performance at job interviews

Equality and diversity

Information and advice on issues of equality and diversity

Careers contacts

How to contact the Open University Careers service whether you are an employer or a current, former or future OU student

Employer showcase

The Employer Showcase provides information from employers who are particularly keen to recruit OU students and alumni

Psychometric tests and exercises

A guide to the tests employers may use for selection

Your online presence

Managing your online presence to enhance career prospects

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