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CV and Cover Letter

UP Career Services Resources

Career Services provides a ton of helpful information and tips to help you get ready for the workplace. The documents below are our favourite sections from the Career Services Graduate Guide for 2021/22.

For more helpful resources and contact information, vist the Career Services web-page today. 

Writing an effective academic CV.

Read this article by Elsevier on how to create a curriculum vitae that is compelling, well-organized and easy to read

Profile Visibility

How to get yourself seen by employers:

Building Your ORCID Profile

See our guide on how to start out your ORCID profile.

UP Career Services

Career Services at UP provides a centre of support for UP students and graduates to assist them in preparing for their careers, because “your success matters”. Career Services is a division that is located in the Old Chemistry building on the Hatfield campus. Students are welcomed in a friendly environment where they can receive advice and assistance to plan and prepare for their careers.

The Career Services team wishes you success for your future professional endeavours. We look forward to seeing you at our various employability-related initiatives and providing you with the necessary support to embark on your professional career. 

The Career Services office offers the following services:

  • Virtual Career events and fairs
  • Virtual Graduate recruitment events
  • Hosting employers that virtual job interviews and assessments
  • Providing one-on-one virtual employability assistance
  • Hosting virtual employability workshops
  • Specialist webinars
  • Advertising job opportunities
  • Providing articles on current Ready for Work and employability related practices

Click here to register for Career Services

Feel free to contact us at 012 420 6438 or to book an appointment with a Career Services consultant/advisor on campus. Let us help you grow your employability.


Book a Mock Interview

To help you be as prepared as possible, Career Services offers mock interviews. 

To make a booking, email them at and also providing some information about the type of interview you want to prepare for. The consultant will then work to set up the appropriate questions for your specific field. 

To help you prepare for the more general interview questions, download the Interview Prep guide below. 


Useful Links

Have look at what UP has lined up for you!

UP is by your side on the way to greatness. The following links can help take you there:

External Resources

Workshops and Webinars

Join UP Career Services for Linkedin Learning Training 

LinkedIn Student Development:

LinkedIn Learning is an award-winning industry leader in online training, with a digital library of over 6,000 courses covering a wide range of technical, business, software and creative topics. After completing a course, you will be provided with a certificate of completion

How it works:

You will be provided with two specifically selected courses to assist you in improving your employability. Access will be provided to the first course and you will have a week to complete the course. After completion of the first course, you will be provided with access to the second course to be completed within a week.

What you need:

A computer and internet.

Registrations are open NOW: