Application and interview advice

  • CVs Remember to tailor your CV for each job you apply for, look at the example CVs here.
  • Cover letters Do your research; why are you interested in this opportunity?
  • Application forms Read the job description carefully to help you write your personal statement.
  • Get advice On your application before you send it off and feedback from the MGT team after applying.

Interview help

If your application is shortlisted, you will be invited to an interview. When it comes to interviews, good preparation is key to success.

The MGT team has a lot of experience in supporting employers and graduates through the recruitment process. Please contact us if:

  • You’ve changed your mind about a job and don’t want to go to the interview.
  • You’re running late or can no longer attend an interview.
  • You would like some help in making a decision about a job offer (or offers!) you’ve had and how to deal with recruiters.

We’re always happy to relay information to the organisation concerned so that there are no misunderstandings. Contact us on 0161 275 2465 or via

Example MGT cover letters

Have a look at our example cover letters below. When writing your application, be sure to write about why the company appeals to you, why the role appeals to you and how your skills and experience match the job description.

Top Tip: if you are applying for a role in The University of Manchester then you should explain why you want to work in that specific team/department (e.g. Student Support) and not solely focus on why you want to work in the University in general.