Our Careers Service aims to give you the necessary skills to enhance your chances of employment in today's competitive market.
Our careers team can provide you with one-to-one guidance interviews, a drop-in service and careers-based workshops, including:
- Provide information, advice and guidance on career and further study options
- Give you access to workshops and seminars with guest speakers and employers
- Provide advice on completing job applications, writing a CV and interview techniques
- Offer you practice interviews for jobs or university applications
Our main campus careers centres offer a wealth of free magazines and employer directories as well as online careers information and e-based guidance (e.g. Prospects Planner test). In addition, we run a number of careers workshops throughout the year, giving you the chance to hear from and speak to a range of guest speakers and employers.
According to a National Union of Students (NUS) survey the majority of students, a staggering 78%, choose to work while studying. Although working as a student can be incredibly useful and help you to subsidise your travel and living costs; in a climate that is becoming more and more competitive it can also be vital to get valuable experience under your belt.
JobShop is a free service that can help you find voluntary, part-time or holiday work that fits around your studies. You can browse the latest job vacancies across Essex and also get loads of free tips related to CV writing, job interviews and more. Visit our JobShop portal here.