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.

The Careers and Employability Service is continuing to operate a service during the Covid-19 outbreak. We understand this is an anxious and uncertain time for everyone. We're here to support you. We will be offering 1-2-1 support online via Microsoft Teams. Our Careers and Employability Service Consultants will be online to meet you. Current students, staff and graduates of the University can book via TARGETconnect to arrange one of the appointments listed below. Alternatively, you can use the ‘Submit a Query’ function of TARGETconnect to submit careers questions or send us applications for review.

Read how we are continuing to support students and graduates during this time.

Our Quick Query appointments are perfect for you. Book a Quick Query via TARGETconnect.

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

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

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

What to expect:

Your mock-interview will last up to one hour. 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 three 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

Students have access to Graduates First - giving you the opportunity to practice answering questions in a video interview format, with options to watch yourself back and to receive automated feedback on the content of your answers and how you presented on screen.

Contact the Careers and Employability Service

You can contact us via TARGETconnect.

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