What can and can't a university careers service help with?

Asked by anon (Male, 22, Algeria) - 2 months ago


1 Answer

Huda Ismail - 2 months ago

Hi! 

There is a variety of things university careers service can offer depending on which one you go to but the standard offerings are usually:

  • CV and cover letter advice
  • Interview preparation
  • Access to job opportunities (part time, internship, placement and graduate) through jobs board
  • Careers advice for specific areas / industries

When you do graduate you will still have access to using the service and speaking to your specialist advisers. 

Careers team do not rewrite CV and applications, they will have a session with you and you will need to do the work e.g if there is job you want to apply for start the application/CV and then make the appointment. If you are given advice, update the application and then go back.

Research has shown only about 25% students use the careers service which is very low considering the amount of money students are paying to go to university. They are a valuable resource and depending on where you are in your experience or application it's always worth scheduling a session just to find out more about the areas you want to go into and the resources they offer. 

In my own experience the students who consistently use the careers service tend to be the students who get through to interviews and offers as they learn through each opportunity. 

I hope this helps, if you are at uni find out who your linked adviser is there will usually be someone for your particular department.

Kind regards,

H

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