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Applications, CVs and interviews

CVs and applications

Applications, CVs and covering letters are the first thing an employer sees about you. If they are uninspiring and difficult to read, what will an employer think about you?

The purpose of these documents is to persuade an employer you have the correct knowledge, skills and abilities to do the job. This is the first step towards getting an interview, therefore you need to make sure that they positively showcase what you have to offer.

Solent Futures CV and application guide

Solent Futures has created a useful guide full of top tips. The aim of this guide is to support you in creating a CV that is professional and showcases your skills, ability and experience to a future employer. The guide provides information on researching the employer and analysing the job description to help you produce a targeted and professional CV.

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There is more advice about CVs and applications on Solent Futures Online.

CV360 on Solent Futures Online
Upload your CV and gain instant feedback and see your score against 50+ checks that get checked within the recruitment process. Make improvements based on the feedback, upload again and see your CV improve!

Upload your CV to CV360

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Living CV - helping you connect your studies to the world of work

The skills you learn on your course should be reflected on your CV. Solent Futures has developed a programme called 'The Living CV' which guides you through the process of translating your course learning outputs into employer friendly language. 

Look out for information on the Living CV in your course pages.  You can talk to your tutor about the Living CV and get help identifying and writing your collection of CV outputs.

You can book an appointment with Solent Futures if you need support writing your Living CV.

The Living CV programme is on Solent Futures Online. To find out more information, you can access it using your student log in and password.

Go to the Living CV programme



If you have been invited to a job interview, congratulations! This means your CV or application form was successful and your potential new employer wants to find out more about you. You must prepare for an interview by researching the company and preparing your answers to commonly asked questions.

There are more tips to increase your chances of interview success on Solent Futures Online.

Experience a mock interview online and gain feedback and tips on how to improve your performance. Choose from many different types of interviews including competency based, strengths based and behavioural. You can also customise your own questions or take an AI (artificial intelligence) interview where you upload your CV and are asked questions about the content!

If you are a Solent University graduate and would like to access the resources on Solent Futures Online please email

LinkedIn advice and reviews

LinkedIn is a great way to grow your professional network and discover professional opportunities. Solent Futures are able to help you build a great profile that highlights all your skills and experiences. We can also review your profile and offer feedback on how to improve.

Once you’re all set up we can show you all the amazing tools and features LinkedIn has to offer and how you can use it to maximise your career success. Get started by watching our online workshop on setting up your profile. Email us for personalised feedback on


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