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Job application and interview advice

Job and Apprenticeship Application - Application Review and Practice Interview


Giving yourself the best chance of success



In order to have the best chance of success when applying for a job or an apprenticeship, obviously you will need the relevant qualifications and skill-set but you will also need to write a letter to actually tell your prospective employer how fabulous you are!  Writing about yourself in a positive and persuasive way may sound daunting but it is a skill you can learn and I can help by giving your covering letter and CV a thorough proofread, edit and polish. Then you will need to impress if you are invited to an interview and the easiest way to boost your confidence and enhance your performance is to have a practice interview.


This option includes the application review combined with a practice interview.

When you sign up for the Job and Apprenticeship Application Review and Practice Interview, I will email you with written guidance on making the best possible application. Then, you will email me a draft copy of your covering letter, your CV and the job/ apprenticeship description:

  • I will proofread both your CV and covering letter for errors in grammar, spelling and punctuation

  • I will edit your CV to ensure clarity, to avoid repetition and to give maximum impact

  • I will edit the content of your covering letter to ensure clarity, enhance sentence structure and streamline paragraphs

  • I will assess the content of your covering letter to ensure it matches the requirements laid out in the job/ apprenticeship description as closely as possible

  • I will make suggestions for how you can enhance what you have written, as required


Included in the price for the Application Review is a second review – once you have made any changes and you believe you almost have your final draft you will email it to me again. I will carry out a final proofread, edit and polish so your application is ready for you to send off.

We will then arrange a convenient time for an hour-long practice interview. This is usually done via Skype but if you would prefer your interview in person, please contact me to discuss the fee.


During the hour:

  • you will learn how to anticipate which questions are likely to be asked
  • you will practice how to construct informative and relevant answers
  • you will learn how to include evidence of your relevant skills and qualities

I will give you constructive feedback and suggestions for improving your answers throughout the interview and you will have the opportunity to ask any questions which have been worrying you. Afterwards, I will send you written feedback and further guidance on preparing for interviews. Then you'll be ready to tackle the real thing!

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