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Top 5 tips for finding a student placement

29th Sep 2017

Tip 1 

You should start your search for a placement well ahead of when you are looking to start the placement itself.  Some employers (particularly the larger organisations) can recruit up to a year in advance.  Do your research know the companies that you would like to work for and when they are recruiting.  

Tip 2

Read the adverts properly before you apply make sure that your application does everything it is meant to.  All the adverts on e-Placement Scotland’s site have a How to Apply section which details what is needed for your application to be considered.

Tip 3

Always submit a cover letter as well as a CV even if it is not asked for – hints and tips on how to write a good cover letter can be found on our website here:

https://www.e-placementscotland.com/students/cover-letter.aspx

Tip 4

Keep your CV relevant to the position you are applying to more information on the best way to do that can be found here:

https://www.e-placementscotland.com/students/cv-advice.aspx

Tip 5

Don’t get disheartened if you don’t get the first placement you apply to.  It can be a lengthy and competitive process and it is important to take the time to ensure your applications are good. Keep trying, keep applying.

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