What do career consultations cover?
The consultation is led by your needs, using information gathered via a short questionnaire beforehand. We will work in partnership with you to talk through your situation over the course of 45 minutes. Consultations are currently held via Zoom, Teams, Skype or telephone, so your location isn’t an issue.
The session doesn’t necessarily need to focus on a career or educational transition. Some members have a specific goal, while others want support in generating career ideas or are seeking clarity about deciding what they want to do next. The session also offers a useful opportunity to talk through a sensitive work situation, appraisal feedback or similar.
Examples of topics discussed:
- Ongoing career management and planning
- Professional development advice and guidance
- Effectively marketing yourself, your skills and expertise to others
- Redundancy advice and support
- Returning to work after a break
- Job searching and unemployment support, including navigating the job market and Applicant Tracking Systems
- Exploring career options when thinking about making a career change
- CV and application guidance to effectively highlight potential
- Interview practice to gain tools and confidence
- Starting your own business
- Planning for retirement
After the session, you will receive a summary and any further information or links mentioned during the consultation shortly after we meet.
“The one-to-one interviews and lots of other career help was invaluable. But it was as a PhD student when they became even more valuable."
Gemma Sweeney RSC Member, Enterprise and Equality Manager at University of Huddersfield School of Applied Sciences
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