#BU-03-11 How to Succeed at: Writing Applications

  • Categories Business
  • Duration 22h
  • Total Enrolled 4
  • Last Update September 21, 2020

About Course

The University of Sheffield


Why join the course?

Experts from The Careers Service here at The University of Sheffield share their top tips to help you write exceptional applications, CVs (or résumés), covering letters and personal statements. You’ll also hear from employers and admissions tutors to find out what they really look for in a candidate.

Who will you learn with?

Manages the Information Team, responsible for developing the Careers Service website and creating interactive resources. Also responsible for providing an information service to our users.


Katie Casserly

Careers Adviser at the University of Sheffield Careers Service. Also a qualified Librarian and former Careers Information Officer.



Alison Clay

I’m a Careers Adviser at the University of Sheffield Careers Service providing advice to help our service users become more confident when writing applications or approaching interviews.


Marcus Zientek

Careers Adviser. Writes and edits careers guides for the University of Sheffield and is Careers Service Co-ordinator for the Faculty of Social Sciences.



Who developed the course?

The University of Sheffield

The University of Sheffield is one of the world’s top 100 universities with a reputation for teaching and research excellence.

What Will I Learn?

  • Improve your chances of success in getting a job or securing a place on a university course
  • Apply best practice techniques when applying for jobs, apprenticeships, placements and university courses, from preparing to apply, to writing CVs and completing application forms
  • Identify what recruiters are looking for by analysing job adverts and researching employers and institutions, to find out how to adapt your offer to suit their requirements
  • Develop a better understanding of your strengths and skills to tackle applying for your dream job or course with confidence
  • Improve the way you promote yourself effectively through positive writing and a strong personal brand, creating an identity that looks impressive to a recruiter, whether that's an employer or admissions tutor

Topics for this course

17 Lessons22h


In this section, Careers Advisor Katie Casserly welcomes learners and introduces the objectives for the course.

Understanding yourself?

Before making an application, it's important to first of all reflect on the skills that you have to offer.

Understanding jobs and courses?

Analysing job adverts or course descriptions effectively will enable you to match your skills to their requirements.

Making the match?

Learn how to promote yourself through positive writing and make the recruiter or admissions tutor want to know more about you.


At the end, we sum up what we have covered.

Student Feedback


Total 4 Ratings

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It was good experience learning this thing.

If only I had come across this course earlier. It's great.

It's very helpful for me as a fresh graduate.

As a graduating student, it is very important to write a good application, resume, cover letter and personal statement. This course is very good and worth learning.


Material Includes

  • Official Certificate

Target Audience

  • This course is designed for anyone applying for jobs or courses. It will be of particular interest to those in the early stages of their career, or those who are out of practice and need to update their skills. No prior knowledge or expertise are needed.