Careers Service Our services
How can the Careers Service help me?
The Careers Service is here for you from the day you begin your studies until graduation and beyond. Find out here about some of the services we offer.
MyCareer is our online events and careers management system. Login to search for upcoming events, book events, book a CV check and manage your bookings.
We run events throughout the year to help you prepare for your career after university.
From employer presentations to alumni networking evenings, there'll be something for everyone.
Find out about the wide variety of events run by the Careers Service and employers and how to book to attend these.
CareerHub Strathclyde is our vacancy portal. Here, we advertise graduate jobs, internships, placements, insight events, volunteering, and gap-year jobs.
You can also search our directory of employers/organisations who have registered with CareerHub.
The vacancy portal is accessible by all current Strathclyde students (DS login required). Graduates also have access for five years.
CV/application checking sessions take place several times per week.
During this academic session we will be offering both in-person appointments at our offices on campus, as well as online appointments via Zoom. Please see the Careers Service Infectious Student Policy.
When you book your appointment via MyCareer you will see whether available appointments are in-person or via Zoom.
You will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your appointment, as well as reminder emails prior to your appointment.
The document you want checked must be submitted to us by email prior to your appointment.
Undergraduate and postgraduate taught students
Please ensure you understand the basics of preparing a CV/application/cover letter before asking us for feedback. Appointments are only 20 minutes long and this will allow us to concentrate on the content in our time together.
Before booking an appointment follow our advice to get off to a good start: Have your CV, application or cover letter checked.
Postgraduate research students
PGR students require a longer appointment and should contact reception staff by emailing email@example.com to arrange a CV/application check appointment with a Careers Consultant.
Great resources are available through the Making Applications section of our website.
When booking an appointment please let us know if your student record may include personal details that are inaccurate, for example, the name that you are currently known as and your preferred gender pronoun.
For guidance on career-related matters, arrange an appointment with a Careers Consultant.
You can chat through your options and career choices. You can weigh up the pros and cons of several possibilities. Or select the right employers to target.
During this academic year, we'll be offering in-person appointments in our offices on campus. We'll also be offering appointments via Zoom. Please see the Careers Service Infectious Student Policy.
When you enquire about making your guidance appointment, please let us know whether in-person or online suits you best.
How to book
To make an appointment please complete this Careers Guidance Appointment Request Form to allow us to book the correct type of appointment for you.
Alternatively, come along to our Careers Reception Desk on level 4 of the Learning & Teaching Building (Dame Jocelyn Bell-Burnell Wing).
Or, contact our reception team by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0141 574 5090.
You'll receive an email from email@example.com confirming your appointment.
Getting the right appointment for you
To help book the most appropriate appointment for you, our reception staff will ask a number of questions. These can include, "Can you tell me what you wish to discuss with the consultant?". Try to be as specific as possible. Please understand that they are asking these questions to help you - they are not being nosey!
Appointments must be booked in advance. We'll give you the earliest available appointment possible, but please plan ahead.
We make every effort to provide an appointment within three weeks. But this will not always be possible at busy times of the year.
What if I make an appointment and then find out I am unable to attend?
If you cannot keep your appointment, please tell us so that someone else can use that appointment time.
You'll receive an email reminder from firstname.lastname@example.org three days before your guidance appointment. You'll also receive a reminder on the morning of your appointment. Details of how to cancel your appointment are in the reminder emails.
On the day of your guidance appointment
If you have an in-person appointment, it's important you arrive at the Careers Service on time.
If your appointment is via Zoom please log in on time for your appointment.
If you are more than 10 minutes late, you will not be seen by the Consultant.
If your appointment begins late, please note that it cannot extend past the allotted finish time.
Postgraduate Research Students
Postgraduate researcher students require a longer appointment time. Please let us know when making your guidance appointment.
When booking an appointment, let us know if your student record may include personal details that are inaccurate. For example, the name that you are currently known as and your preferred gender pronoun.
You may also arrange an appointment for a practice interview.
How do I arrange a practice interview
To request a practice interview please complete this Careers Guidance Appointment Request Form to allow us to book the correct type of appointment for you. Alternatively, come along to the Careers Reception Desk on level 4 of the Learning & Teaching Building (Dame Jocelyn Bell-Burnell Wing).
Please see the Careers Service Infectious Student Policy.
What do I have to do before the practice interview
You'll be asked to email us details of the post you are being interviewed for, together with a copy of your application form or CV.
We need this at least three days before your appointment. This allows the Consultant to prepare relevant questions.
Please note that at busy times of the year, it may not be possible to schedule a practice interview at short notice.
We also have many interview resources available to help you prepare, including an interview simulator.
When booking an appointment please let us know if your student record may include personal details that are inaccurate. For example, the name that you are currently known as and your preferred gender pronoun.
Careers Toolkit - Interview Simulator
The Careers Toolkit includes an interview simulator that you can use to practice answering typical interview questions. Access the toolkit via your DS login. You can then practice your answers in the privacy of your own room.
Many enquiries can be dealt with by our Information Team. You can find us at the Careers Reception Desk on Level 4 of the Learning and Teaching Building, Dame Jocelyn Bell-Burnell Wing. The team will be pleased to help you.
If you're a current student/recent graduate you can:
- email your enquiry to email@example.com
- submit your enquiry to us by using the Ask a Question facility on MyCareerHub Strathclyde
Our website provides a wide range of career information. But if you have not been able to find the answer to your question, email us about the following topics:
- How to explore your options
- Information on a specific job/employer
- Information on qualifications
- Further study
- Identifying vacancies
- Making applications
- Interviews and assessment centres
- Internships/vacation work
- Part-time work whilst studying
- Working abroad
- Career changes
- Careers Service facilities and events
We aim to answer 95% of questions within four working days. Most are answered more quickly than this. A few take longer to deal with and not all questions can be effectively answered by email. We may suggest that you come in and see us or make an online appointment.
Please note that you cannot use Ask a Question to make an appointment or have a CV checked.
Undergraduate students, from 1st year onwards, are encouraged to enrol on the careers and employability module.
The Postgraduate Careers Module has been created to support the career development of postgraduate taught students. You are encouraged to enrol at the start of your course.
The careers toolkit provides a range of interactive resources to support your career development and your job search.
- Career assessment tools and tasks to help you decide what you want to do
- Help for preparing your CV and writing your cover letter
- CV360 for instant feedback on your CV
- Practice psychometric tests
- Interview simulator
If you are a graduate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a personal link to create a graduate account.