If you are in the compete phase of career thinking, you are likely to have a clear idea about what you are looking for. Your focus is now on how to find and apply to job opportunities, placements or further study. Whether you are a first year student looking for part-time work or a final year student seeking a graduate job or postgraduate study, we have everything you need to find that perfect opportunity, write a convincing application and ace that interview!
Before you start looking for opportunities, it important to make sure that the jobs or courses you are seeking are a good match with your personality and skills. Use our
Finding the right opportunities
- Connect with professionals using LinkedIn – information and advice on how to use LinkedIn to interact with professionals, graduates and others to open up opportunities
- Business networking tool – use our online tool discover companies in a specific sector, find people who work at specific companies, or identify people in certain roles
- Get support from a professional mentor – our mentors come from a variety of career sectors and can provide insights into their sector, help with applications and building your confidence
Get the competitive edge when applying
- CVs, applications, interviews and assessment centres – a wide-ranging suite of resources and advice to help you write applications, prepare CVs and ace interviews and assessment centres
- CV360 – upload your CV to our CV360 tool and receive instant feedback and suggestions
- Practice aptitude and psychometric tests – try out a wide variety of commonly used assessments and get feedback on your performance
- Interview 360 - practise your interview technique and get instant feedback with our online simulator; browse commonly asked questions.
Employer fairs, events and workshops
Accelerate Your Future Workshops
- Skills workshop: boost your professional CV, covering letter and application form technique
- Skills workshop: boost your interview technique
- Skills workshop: master LinkedIn
- Job search techniques
Self-employment, working as a freelancer and/or running your own business
If you want to set up your own business or work in a self-employed capacity, then you will need to think creatively and use your initiative to shape your own future.
The Cube is the University’s business creation and growth service, offering advice, funding and support to students and graduates.
Our helpdesk is open to all careers related enquiries Monday to Friday, which is ideal for quick queries or discussions about how we could support you on your journey. If you are not on campus you can speak to our helpdesk virtually via phone 01752 587456 or email email@example.com
If you would like some information and advice regarding your future career, you can book a 20-minute advice and application appointment with one of our advisers or a 30-minute guidance appointment with one of our qualified Careers Consultants.
All our appointments are currently delivered either via Zoom or telephone. If you have any concerns or questions please do not hesitate to contact us directly on 01752 587456 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further help and support
We have a number of mentoring programmes that provide students with a personal mentor. Our mentors come from a variety of career sectors and can offer insights into their sector, help with applications and building your confidence
Talk to an adviser
Our trained advisers can help you think through your plans and prioritise the actions you need to take.
"I’m in my final year of my Chemistry degree and I know what I’d like to start a career in when I graduate. I have used the Careers Service for support to help me with every stage of the application process for graduate roles – from CVs and cover letters to psychometric tests, all the way to interview techniques. I would recommend starting with their digital resources and webinars to help build a personal brand and draft applications, and then going in for an application appointment to really help tailor your application and ensure it is as strong as possible. Also, take advantage of all the networking opportunities – you never know who you may meet!"
– Eleanor, BSc (Hons) Chemistry