Careers Service Appointments

Appointment Options:

We offer a range of different appointments, which are listed below. Use this information to make sure you're booking the right kind of appointment.

Appointments must be booked in advance.

Please note during busy period we operate a waiting list so please plan ahead.

What's on Offer:

For guidance on career-related matters, arrange an appointment with a Careers Consultant.

 

Where

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.

Getting the right appointment for you

To help book the most appropriate appointment for you, our Information Team 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. 

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 yourcareer@strath.ac.uk or telephone 0141 574 5090.

You'll receive an email from yourcareer@strath.ac.uk confirming your appointment.

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 yourcareer@strath.ac.uk 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.

What to expect

This is your appointment. You set the agenda, the pace, and are totally in control. You will also be doing most of the talking. Careers Consultants are here to facilitate your career choice and development, rather than lead it.

A Careers Consultant will try to make the picture clearer for you and help you to plan your next steps. You may not leave with all the answers – but you should be closer to finding them.

Please bring along a laptop or pen and paper to take notes as you may be directed towards resources for further research to help with your career planning.

A Careers Consultant may try to:

  • Help draw out your priorities, motivations, values and expectations.
  • Gently challenge your assumptions.
  • Encourage you to reflect on what you have already done.
  • Help you to develop your understanding of your chosen paths.
  • Help you to weigh up your options.
  • Make suggestions about potential resources, strategies, sectors or pathways.
  • Provide answers to some straightforward questions.

A Careers Consultant cannot:

  • Make a decision for you about which option/path to choose from.
  • Tell you which jobs you will be suited to or what you will enjoy doing.
  • Provide you with a list of employers that are recruiting.
  • Tell you everything you will need to know about your chosen career.
  • Tell you which employers will sponsor an international student
  • Give visa advice. The International Student Support Team can provide information relating to visas and immigration.
  • Tell you what to do.

If you aren't sure if we can help you, please contact Careers before booking. Our Information Team will be able to advise you on appointments and resources.

Meet the Careers Service Team

Each Faculty/School has dedicated Careers Consultant support. When you book a guidance appointment you will be offered one with the relevant Consultant for your course.

How to get the most out of your appointment

At peak times, particularly in October and November, you may not be able to get an immediate appointment or have multiple appointments. So, we want you to get the maximum benefit out of every appointment.

If you just don't know where to start thinking about your career, that's fine. A Careers Consultant can help you with this, especially if you are worrying about how and where to start. Just be aware that each appointment may only help you to move a few steps along.

If you are able and willing to do some preparation you will inevitably find yourself further along the process. The best way to start is by checking out our Careers Service website sections for students and graduates.  These cover every stage of career planning and making effective applications. They are worth looking at before you book a guidance appointment, as you might find your question answered with a bit of research.

Even if you don’t know what you want to do, there is still some research you can do. Try searching our Career Research resources. You will find advice on your career options, information about different sectors and advice on how to do further research.

Even a small amount of research or reflection may help you to focus the discussion to get the advice that you need.

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 yourcareer@strath.ac.uk 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 yourcareer@strath.ac.uk 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.

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.

Blind in Business is a national charity that helps blind and partially sighted people into work.

We wanted to make you aware of the support that we provide. We can help to look through your CV and cover letters, as will as assist with job applications. We can also give you advice on topics such as reasonable adjustments and disability disclosure.

If you would be interested in our services, which are free of charge, we can arrange a virtual one to oneappointment. During this session, we can discuss the support you may need. We can put together a tailored plan of action with you moving forward, helping you become recruitment ready.

We look forward to hearing from you!

To make an appointment email:joe@blindinbusiness.org.uk