Downloads and resources

Here are our free magazine-style guides and resources. You can download them, and print off if you want, or if you prefer, visit us in the Careers Centre, Student Central to pick one up!

Free Downloads and Resources


Application forms

Want to know how to ace application forms? Look no further! Our guide has all the answers you need.


Assessment centres

Use this guide to get fully prepared for your assessment centre.


Cover letters

Become confident about cover letters by using our guide.



Create an impressive graduate CV.


How to... videos

Our “How to...” videos are a series of sessions providing advice on key steps in your careers journey.


JobShop guide

A quick guide to finding the vacancies you're after.



Learn how to perform effectively in job interviews.


Kirklees Top 100

Learn about the great careers at the 100 leading local companies in Kirklees.


Postgraduate study

Find the right route for you, and how to apply, with this guide to options for postgraduate study.


Professional work experience

Discover routes into work experience, why it is important for your CV, and where to look for it


Psychometric tests

Learn about the different sorts of tests and get advice on how to practice so you can do your best.


Regional Jobs Guide

Discover all the great places and companies on your doorstep. Covers all of Yorkshire and Manchester too.


Speculative applications

How to unlock the hidden jobs market by contacting companies even when they are not advertising jobs to see what opportunities they may have.


Supporting statements

Been asked to provide a supporting statement instead of a CV for a job? This will tell you how to write a strong supporting statement which ticks all the employer's boxes.

Careers and Employability timelines

Want to know what actions to take and when, to keep your career plan on track so you don't miss out on important opportunities? Check out these handy guides which cover the steps you need to take year-on-year to meet all the vital employability deadlines.


First year career timeline

Looking at what steps you should be taking to improve your employability during first year? Look no further!


Second year career timeline

In second year and thinking about your next steps? Find our guide below.


Placement year career timeline

Wondering what steps to take to improve your employability during placement year? Take a look at our timeline!


Final year career timeline

Thinking about life after graduation? Find our guide on steps to take during final year.

Career tools and resources

There are lots of great websites you can use to find new job ideas, track down vacancies and find the careers and companies that suit you. Here's our selection of the top ones: Prospects, TARGETJobsGradcracker and Milkround.

For the best of the rest, and those specific job sectors and specialised careers see the Resource Hub.


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