Writing applications for graduate roles is hard work but we’re here to help and make the process easier. A strong application is the first step towards an interview or assessment centre (or both!) so it’s worth taking the time to prepare.
Start with research
Read up on the employer, what they offer and what they’re looking for. Read more widely on what is happening in their sector currently and think about how that may affect them. If you’ve met the employer on campus or elsewhere then think about what you discussed and whether you want to include that in your application.
Then, there are two things you need to consider when you’re preparing your application. First, what you offer them and ensuring that you articulate this well and secondly, the employer’s perspective. This will help you to write a well targeted and convincing application.
There’s more information on our website, and three of our recent blogs can help you to pull all of this together to write a strong graduate application:
- How to research employers before applying to jobs
- How to write effective application forms
- We asked employers what makes applications stand out – here’s what they said
If the employer requests a CV and cover letter, you can get advice on writing these documents on our website too.
LSE Careers is open Monday to Friday from 9:30am to 5pm (and on Thursday evening until 8pm during term-time). We’ll be happy to work on your applications with you – just book a one-to-one appointment with one of our careers consultants!