UCLan students and graduates can seek impartial, objective advice and guidance from qualified careers advisers.
Careers Advisers provide specialist support to:
• Help you to identify your career goals and specific career options from your degree
• Discuss individual strategies and put together an Action Plan to help achieve them
• Identify & market your skills & personal attributes to potential employers
To sign into our CareerEDGE system to book an appointment please click on the access link below and follow these instructions:
Enter your UCLan username and password at the top of the sign in screen
Click on the blue 'Login' button
If you want to book a mock interview, please ring reception on 01772 895858.
(Note: Only 1-2-1 appointments can be booked via our system. If you want to attend a 'drop in' session please just arrive at our Foster Reception between 9-5 Monday to Thursday and 9-4 Friday).
• A 45 minute individual careers guidance appointment with a qualified careers adviser in person, by telephone or via Skype
• You will be asked to complete a registration form if you have not done so previously. Ensure that you arrive 5 minutes early for a prompt start.
• Assistance in identifying your career goals and discussion of individual strategies and an Action Plan for achieving these;
• Support in identifying and marketing your employability skills relating these to opportunities;
• Advice on completing application forms for jobs and further study (you must bring along a hard copy of your draft form and the job details);
• Help to overcome hurdles or barriers preventing you from moving forward;
• Exploration of career options with your degree, entry routes and how to maximise your chances of breaking into these careers;
• Individual interview coaching with feedback on your performance;
• Support in building confidence and gaining a sense of direction, whatever your plans for the future.
Careers advice and guidance is not just for those in their final year looking for a job. It may be useful throughout your time at university from day one (or even before you start!). It can help you gain a sense of motivation and direction, build skills and develop work experience.
- Work out your career goals and discuss individual strategies / an action plan for achieving these. Useful to do before your final year.
- Identify and market your employability skills and relate these to graduate opportunities.
- Spot hurdles or barriers preventing you from achieving your goals and exploring how these might be overcome.
- Career options with your specific degree.
- Uncertainty about your current course and advice about the opportunities with alternative courses. -
- Application procedures for teacher training, postgraduate study or employment
- Checking CVs or job applications
- Where and how to apply for specific sorts of work
- Applying for work experience, voluntary work or internships
- Applying for postgraduate courses or research
- How to make best use of the resources in the Careers Library
- What to expect at interview
- Using the web for job search
You‘ve applied for a job and have now been invited for an interview. Congratulations! While you should certainly feel good about reaching this stage, you now need to ensure that you make the most of the opportunity you have been offered.
Most people would admit to feeling apprehensive before an interview. Gain confidence by being thoroughly prepared so you can enter the interview knowing that you have thought about and researched the organisation, the position and yourself.
• Practice with a careers adviser in a mock interview
To book an appointment for a mock interview, contact reception by telephone 01772 895858. You'll then need to email in the job description and person specification, so the careers adviser can prepare some relevant questions.