University of Leicester, Department of Museum Studies
A Job Hunter’s Guide
This guide has been written as a useful source of information and advicefor students on the University of Leicester’s MA/Diploma in MuseumStudies in their search for employment opportunities. As well aspractical tips for making written applications and performing well atinterviews, the guide provides useful tips for approaching and managingthe job hunting process and further sources of information.Although this guide is written mainly for those seeking opportunities inthe UK, many of the principles of making effective applications can alsobe used by those seeking employment elsewhere in the world. It isimportant, however, to research the appropriate methods for thecountries to which you are applying, as application methods andemployer expectations can vary.As part of the job hunting process, it is always helpful to seek help andadvice from others, including tutors, careers advisers, friends, family andemployers. Feedback on written applications and opportunities todiscuss your ideas and strategies can help to improve your applicationsand support you in a process that will be challenging and may takesome time.We hope that you find this guide useful and the Department wouldwelcome any feedback on its content or style.