These can last between 90 minutes. The session will look at how your study is presently going, discuss changes of course or options for change of direction post course. It includes choosing a career area, examining your interest, abilities and skills for the graduate market, personality type, values and personal circumstances. It will include also covering post graduate options including specialist vocational training, career focus, and gaining experience within a career field.
Before the session assessments are sent out to look at the areas above to help produce the best career options for you. A detailed report is given following the session that outlines next action to take, contact and links to progress you forward.
One to one career sessions that take 90 minutes which will examine your position in the graduate market both locally and nationally.
It will explore your graduate skills, aptitudes, abilities as well as your interests and personal circumstances through assessment and during the session discussion
.It will look at past academic achievement and consider how best to match these to the first time graduate market.
Discussion of further post graduate courses is included if required alongside details about courses and employability.
Relevant employer, or training contacts and further action points will be included in the personalised action plan.
This is specifically to look at choosing a postgraduate course which can be difficult and this advice session will consider the pros and cons of postgraduate study for you. It will last 60 minutes.
You will have the chance to discuss chosen institutions and types of postgraduate course.
Outcomes of post graduate study will form part of the advice process as will feasibility and assessment of value.
Advice on possible avenues for financial assistance for study can be discussed if required. An action sheet will be given at the end of the advice session.
This advice session will focus on your strengths and weaknesses in relation to presenting yourself to employers at graduate entry level. This is a 60 minute session and will take into account your academic, employment and work experience background. It will provide you with where to find relevant graduate positions.
Your chosen career area and how to target specific employers will be examined.
Advice will be given on redefining and marketing yourself to match what employers want.
Advice may be offered on approaching employers speculatively, establishing networks to increase employment possibilities and undertaking internships or temporary contracts to initially get recognised.
Information is provided on how to approach graduate selection interviews and tests as may be necessary. An individual advice sheet will be given at the end of the session.
This session will provide you with a CV targeted to specific graduate entry positions. This session takes 60 minutes and will result in a CV that you can use to target graduate employment vacancies.
It may be for a particular position or employer in mind or more generally making a CV that can be distributed appropriately to graduate employers or agencies. It will be focused to increase your likelihood of success.
It will include a personal profile highlighting your proven track record and any distinctions so far that set your apart.
It will look at gaps that may suggest a need for specific future action.
Coaching sessions are available to graduates who are facing assessment centre or testing as part of the selection process.
This can include being aware of the process, what to expect, practice assessments where possible, interview practice, presentation and group sessions.
A report is given following the session to remind you of the points covered.