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Attention: Graduates booking appointments

If you are graduate wanting to book an appointment, please call us on 0114 225 3752 or email us at Careers and we will book this for you.

We offer a range of appointments to support you at whatever stage you are at! Please note: all of our appointments are currently being offered online via Zoom, or by phone. Once you have followed the advice throughout our careers website, it may be time to book one of the following with our Employability Advisers:

Bookable on the day appointment

We offer a limited amount of 'Bookable on the day' appointments at lunchtime each day, which give you more immediate access to careers support for a job application or an upcoming interview, for example.

Practice Interview

If you have an interview coming up or are looking to practice your interview skills, our ‘Practice Interview’ appointment with an EA is the perfect opportunity. In this 45 minute appointment, we will recreate an interview experience and you will then receive detailed feedback, designed to improve your performance and confidence.

In order to help us prepare, if you are able to do so, please send us the job details, e.g. job description or link to a job advert, at least 48 hours in advance of your Practice Interview appointment to careers@shu.ac.uk. This means we can tailor questions to a specific interview you have coming up to give you the best, most relevant experience. Take a look at our interview page to help you fully prepare for your practice interview. 

Employability Adviser (Your Department) appointment

As a current student, our EAs are here to support you in a 30 minute ‘Employability Adviser (Your Department)' appointment. Your dedicated Employability Adviser can offer support with and discuss anything related to:

  • Finding and applying for jobs
  • Placements and work experience
  • Developing your CV
  • Making applications
  • Using LinkedIn and how to make contacts to build your network
  • Interview techniques and assessment centre preparation
  • Making applications for postgraduate study

Employability Adviser (General) appointment

As a graduate or current student, our Employability Advisers (EAs) are here to support you in a 30-minute ‘Employability Adviser (General)' appointment. You can discuss anything related to:

  • Finding and applying for jobs
  • Placements and work experience
  • Developing your CV
  • Making applications
  • Using LinkedIn and how to make contacts to build your network
  • Interview techniques and assessment centre preparation
  • Making applications for postgraduate study

Guidance appointment

Offering more in-depth advice, our 45 minute ‘Guidance appointment’ will support you with specialist careers guidance if you are feeling stuck and are not sure what next steps to take. You could discuss anything related to:

  • Exploring your options
  • Working out what career might suit you
  • Making decisions about your future
  • Disclosing a disability
  • Making decisions relating to undertaking a sandwich placement
  • Postgraduate study options

How to book an appointment

Watch the video below for a step-by-step guide on how to book an appointment

How to prepare for your appointment

We want to ensure that you get the most out of your appointment. Please make sure you are prepared by doing the following:

  • Search and read through the advice on our website, and use our online digital resources to help you get ahead
  • Add a copy of any relevant documentation onto your appointment eg. CV, application form, job description
  • Prioritise - there may not be time to discuss everything in one session so make sure you get to talk about the ones most important to you first

Remember you don't need to have all the answers - we are here to help! If you would like to book an appointment, please click on the relevant appointments above or you can ring us on 0114 225 3752.

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