Quick guides

Discover everything you need to know about a topic in one easy place with our Quick Guides. Written by Careers & Employability staff for University of Worcester students and graduates.

A quick guide to CVs & applications

A quick guide to interviews & assessment centres

A quick guide to career planning

A quick guide to finding a graduate job

A quick guide to finding part-time work

A quick guide to LinkedIn & online networking

A quick guide to postgraduate study


Online tools

As a University of Worcester student or graduate, you have access to a range of online tools to support you in your career journey. Log in at a time and place that suits you! 

The CV Builder will guide you through planning your CV and deciding what to include, to how to structure it for maximum impact, and finally reviewing to make your CV stand out from the crowd.

This is a self-guided resource for you to work through at your own pace. You can start from the beginning if you're writing a graduate CV for the first time or in need of a refresher, or skip forward to a later level to review your existing CV.

Click here to start building your CV

Practice your interview skills at a time and place that suits you through a series of video mock interviews curated by Careers & Employability staff. Your responses will be recorded as you answer typical interview questions which you can then review along with feedback on your technique.

Click here to start your practice interview

Step by step

  1. Once you have accessed the link above, please select which interview you would like to complete and complete the registration form (You can register for as many as you like). 
  2. When you are ready, click the link in the email invitation. You will see an introduction text box which may tell you a little bit about the interview for guidance. Watch the welcome video and press start.
  3. Follow each step of the equipment test, before watching the introduction video. Once you are ready, select ‘start interview’ and the first interview question will play.
  4. A thinking timer will start. Use this to think about what you would like to include in your response. You can use this time to write down some notes if you like. You are not being recorded at this point.
  5. The thinking timer will end, and your response will then be recorded. When you have completed your response, please move on and press 'next'.
  6. You will then be able to watch your response back and mark yourself against set criteria. You can re-try the question as many times as you like until you are satisfied with your answer. Once you are happy with your response, move on to the next question and the thinking timer will start again and the process is repeated.
  7. When you have completed your interview, please give some feedback on the form and exit your browser. You will receive another email allowing you to review your feedback. You will also be able to see how many words you said per minute, per answer, and how many filler words you used.

If you need help in deciding what to do next, then the Career Planner is for you! Whether you need some career inspiration, want to find out more about jobs, or just don’t have a clue what to do next, this pathway can help.

From understanding how career choices are made, to thinking about your own strengths and motivations and finding out more about your options, you can work through the Career Planner at your own pace.

Click here to start your career planning journey

Discover ten key graduate skills by taking our Skills Assessment. Learn where your strengths lie and which skills you might like to improve. Then use the Skills Pathways to develop your skills and learn how they are used in the workplace.

Psychometric tests can be really helpful in understanding yourself developing your employability for a range of different reasons. They can give feedback on interests, skills, personality and attributes which can help you decide which kinds of job roles and working environments might best suit you, or which skills and experiences you need to further develop to be successful in your chosen career.

Register for the following tests using your university email address.

Type Dynamics Indicator measures your personality type and preferences. Register using your University email address.

Learning Styles Indicator helps you understand your learning preferences to help with personal development. Register using your University email address.

Careers Interests Inventory examiners your interests, competencies and work style preferences to help you explore careers. Register using your University email address.

Further resources

Written by Careers & Employability staff, these resources are tailored to University of Worcester students and graduates. If what you’re looking for isn’t here yet, you can also find lots of information in the Career Discovery area on myCareer.

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