In Careers and Placements, we love to support our students and graduates.

That's why we've put all of our resources in one place. The resource library is your one-stop-shop for all of our handy guides, covering all the important topics. If you can't speak directly to one of our team, these resources are the next best thing. 

Aston Futures
Careers Guides

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  • Career possibilities - A host of useful articles, tips, short courses and videos on Aston360 to support you with the decisions you make about your career.
  • Times Top 100 Graduate Employers - This definitive annual digital guide compiled from research lists the top 100 prestigious employers for graduates within the UK. 
  • TARGETJobs Careers Guides and Directories - These resources provide an in-depth view of careers in a number of sectors as well as profiling the 300 most popular graduate employers in the UK.
  • Graduating into Employment Guides - This collection of guides from Prospects provides a range of resources to support you in preparing for life after university.
  • Postgraduate Degree Guides - This collection of guides from Prospects provides helpful guidance on how best to approach a further study pathway with a Postgraduate Degree.
  • The Job Crowd Ultimate Student Guide - Job Crowd analyse thousands of anonymous surveys to list the top companies to work for in this publication.


  • CV Action Words - Struggling with the wording for your CV, or not sure how to phrase things? Try our useful list of action words.
  • CV Guidelines - Our handy new guide to creating a strong CV, all in one easy download. 
  • CV Template - Not sure how to get started with structuring your CV? This CV template is a great place to start, but make sure you adapt it to your needs using advice from our CV Guidelines.

Examples - We've broken down each section of a typical CV and given some examples of how to approach them, detailing what to aim for, and what to avoid.

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Cover Letters

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Psychometric Testing

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Assessment Centres

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