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What types of careers appointments are on offer?

We offer one-to-one appointments with our Careers and Employability Consultants. Our Consultants are completely independent and can offer you impartial, confidential advice.

  • Need careers help specific to your subject?
  • Looking to discuss a quick query?

    Our Quick Query appointments are perfect for you.

    Lasting 15 minutes, we'll give you confidential careers advice. We'll establish what you're looking to get from the meeting and agree what can be achieved in the time available. We'll also signpost you to other services if needed.

    The support you receive could help with:

    • Developing your CV, covering letter and applications
    • Preparing for interviews and assessment centres
    • Accessing careers information
    • Identifying your next career steps
  • Looking for in-depth careers advice?

    Our Guidance Appointments are ideal if you want more of a detailed discussion and in-depth careers advice.

    What to expect

    You’ll be referred for this type of appointment if you’d like further help following a Quick Query appointment. This type of appointment can only be arranged via referral. We’re here to give you as much careers guidance as you require. Your Consultant will establish with you what you’d like to achieve in the appointment time available. Discussions are confidential and impartial, and can last up to an hour, but if you feel you need more time you can ask for a follow up appointment. We’ll also signpost you to other services if needed.

    Some areas we could cover with you include:

    • Developing and improving your career management skills
    • Reflecting on your skills, strengths, weaknesses, values and priorities
    • Making informed career decisions
    • Taking action – whether it’s making applications or preparing for interviews
    • Finding career opportunities
  • Mock interviews

    To help you with your interview technique, we offer Mock Interview appointments.

    What to expect:

    Your mock-interview will last up to one hour. These appointments are arranged by referral after another appointment or can also be arranged via the Student Services Hub. You can specify the areas and questions you’d like to concentrate on and our Consultant will structure the mock interview accordingly. We provide feedback to you in the session, so you can immediately work on improvements to your interview performance.

    So that we can tailor the mock interview to your individual circumstances, we’ll ask you to upload the following documents and information to TARGETconnect five working days beforehand:

    • a copy of your CV or application
    • a copy of the job description and person specification
    • type of interview
    • details of the interview, for example, what it will involve, any additional interview stages and so forth

    Try InterviewStream video interview software

    The Careers and Employability Service subscribe to InterviewStream,  to offer you the opportunity to practice interviews in this way.

    There is a bank of around 7000 questions for you to choose from, these are broken down into various categories, we have also made available a selection of pre-made interviews for you to choose from.

    • As a University of Stirling Student, you can access InterviewStream to practice your interview technique.
    • Unfortunately, InterviewStream is not available for graduates
  • Not on campus?

    If you’re unable to attend the Careers and Employability Service for any reason, such as if you’ve moved away from Stirling after graduating or are on a placement, you can ask for advice via TARGETConnect,using the queries function. You can submit your CV, application form, covering letter or Personal Statement online for review and we’ll aim to respond to you within five working days. Please submit applications for one opportunity at a time.

    All our appointments can be conducted via telephone or Skype if required. You just need to state this when you book your appointment with one of our Careers and Employability Consultants via TARGETconnect.

  • Careers Cafés

    Throughout each semester we have several Careers Cafés on campus including the Students’ Union, Pathfoot and others. This gives you another chance to get any careers help you need. The dates and times of these sessions and all our careers events can be seen on TARGETconnect.

Contact the Careers and Employability Service

You can contact us via TARGETconnect.

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