• Careers

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    Whether you're looking to kick off your career or just need a summer job to tide you over, you'll find plenty of advice on The Student Room.

    The careers message boards are a brilliant place to start, with industry-specific sections for everything from the armed forces to journalism to accountancy.

    Don't miss our recruiter profiles, where you can find out more about specific companies and read real-life experiences of graduates who are working there now. Our guides will come in handy too, covering key topics including writing the perfect CV or cover letter.

    If it's a part-time or temp job you're looking for, head over to the part-time and temporary employment forum. You can ask a specific question or dip into one of the existing discussions about the big employers such as McDonald's, Primark and Sainsbury's.

    Talk careers

    Discuss career opportunities and job applications

    Careers advice

    CV writing, interview techniques and more


    How to write a killer CV

    Give yourself the best chance of an interview by ensuring your CV stands out.


    Interview tips

    Bagged an interview? Our tips will help make sure you're prepared.


    Writing a cover letter

    Don't overlook the importance of your cover letter when applying for a job. Here's how to write yours.


    Dealing with tough interview questions

    Interviews don't have to be an ordeal...you just need to be ready for the questions.


    Part-time work

    Not looking for a full-time job just yet? Check our guide to part-time work.


    Getting a job at 16

    Information on going straight into work after school.

    Talk apprenticeships

    Discussion on apprenticeships and alternatives to uni

    Recruiter profiles

    Find out more about top hiring companies

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    Employer guides A-Z

    Detailed information on top recruiters, including case studies from graduates and school-leavers already working with them.

    Weekly Spotlight

    More discussion

    Join in the careers chat on The Student Room


    Choosing a career

    Discuss different career sectors, for everything from work experience through to graduate schemes.



    Find out more about the huge range of opportunities in apprenticeships.


    Part-time and temp jobs

    Discussion about all kinds of temporary and part-time employment - from Saturday work to summer jobs.


    Help with your CV

    Get your CV and cover letter reviewed in confidence - it's free.



    Volunteering is a great way to add experience to your CV. Discuss opportunities here.

    Ask questions and share experiences of specific sectors

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