Whether you need help finding a part-time job, writing a CV or cover letter, or preparing for a graduate scheme, we can help.
Where are we?
The Careers & Enterprise Centre is based in the Queens’ building (pic on left) on the Mile End campus, which is number 19 on this campus map.
We’re in room WG3, on the ground floor, near the Octagon and the Student Enquiry Office . From the main entrance, head down the corridor on the left-hand side and follow the signs.
What can we do for you?
We help QMUL students and recent graduates (up to 2 years after you graduate) with anything careers-related, from writing a CV to exploring your options after graduation. A career might seem a long way off if you’ve only just finished your first year, but whatever stage you’re at on your QMUL journey, come and see us! Even if you’ve never even thought about life after university, we’re here to help you …
Appointments with Careers Consultants
We offer 20 minute 1-2-1 appointments with a Careers Consultant, and these appointments can cover any careers query, including: CV & application feedback, finding and applying for jobs, or deciding what to do after graduation.
Whether you’re looking for part-time or temporary work, or a full-time role after graduation, take a look at our jobs page for a range of opportunities: careers.qmul.ac.uk/jobs. We also have a range of industry-specific resources in our information room and on our website.
Whether you’re looking to boost your CV with an internship, find a part-time job during your studies, develop work-related skills or identify your dream career, The Ultimate Careers Guide is here to help.
Written by the staff at Careers departments across the University of London, the guide is piled high with tips and advice, including:
- Avoiding common application mistakes
- 10 ways to create your own work experience
- Advice for international students
- Is further study right for you?
- Job-hunting tactics
- What to expect at an assessment centre
- Effective networking using LinkedIn
- Creating the ideal CV
- Starting your business
And much more!
Copies are available in the Careers & Enterprise Centre, so come and pick up yours today!
The Careers Knowledge Bank is our brand new online resources portal, containing our ‘top’ resources arranged by theme. You can find factsheets, videos, links and other materials under the following sections:
The Knowledge Bank is really easy to navigate, and one click on a resource will open up a full screen version.
You can access the Knowledge Bank by going to the Careers & Enterprise landing page (go to QMPlus > student life > careers) and clicking on the Knowledge Bank logo, or the direct link is here.
Have you seen the information resources available on our website?
Visit www.careers.qmul.ac.uk/students/resources to find the following:
- Helpful information sheets on topics such as ‘how to write a CV’ and ‘what to do after graduation’
- ‘Getting into’ guides, which focus on key industries and all you need to know about what types of jobs you can find, how to find them and the skills you’ll need
- Practice psychometric tests and mock interview simulator, so you can fully prepare
You’ll just need to log in with your usual QMUL details to access these resources, which are all completely free.
So why not take a look today?
Want to know more about the engineering industry? Thinking of finding a job abroad? Got a psychometric test coming up? Whatever it is you need more information on Careers Tagged can help. Here you will find all the resources you need in one place.
I recently had the opportunity to research into the Careers Tagged website, as a first time user I found the website to be very appealing. Careers Tagged has been designed and is maintained by the Careers Group for all students of the University of London. So you know the information if has is useful, impartial and up-to-date.
As soon as you visit the site you will notice the layout is very different to many other websites. It is simple and straightforward, very user friendly and clean, and unlike other sites you won’t see advertising appearing.
The clear structure and ease of use allows you to search for your chosen area by typing in the key words; this then opens up a list of various different resources including website links and printable information sheets. You will also notice two tabs to the left of the results so you can filter the search to show only websites if you prefer. Each link has a brief description under the heading, so you will know what type of resource and information that link will take you to. To the right you will find a list of other popular terms related to your search, to help you narrow down your results. For example, a search for ‘assessment centres’ will bring up the related terms ‘interviews’, ‘applications’ and ‘psychometric tests’.
The site also has links to JobOnline, which will take you directly to related jobs within the search criteria. So if you’re searching for information on getting into law, you can then see exactly what types of law jobs are available to you. Careers Tagged also has a section with employer profiles which has information on various different organisations as well as links to their websites. Again you will see related jobs placed on the right hand side. You will also see specific highlighted trend articles on the homepage which you can read.
What I found to be fantastic about this site is the amount of information available to you in one place – so you don’t need to spend time searching through various different sites. You can find out more about an industry, look at particular employers, research interview technique and find jobs to apply to all in one place!
Visit and try for yourself at www.careerstagged.co.uk.
Information Assistant, QMUL Careers & Enterprise Centre
There are many ways to go about job-hunting, from highlighting ads in your local newspaper to speculatively contacting an employer about possible vacancies. Yet in this age of technology and instant information, you might think that surely there is a more straightforward and user-friendly approach to finding jobs?
Indeed, wouldn’t it be great if you automatically received an email or SMS alert whenever a website, Twitter feed or LinkedIn group featured a job in your chosen vocational area? Well have we got news for you: all of this is now possible with ‘If This Then That’ (http://ifttt.com/).
You can use the service in a way that suits your job-hunting interests and preferences. Have a look at our own approach for some inspiration by following these technical steps:
- Register as a user on ifttt
- Go to QM JobOnline and search for the types of jobs you’re interested in. Once you’ve completed the search, find out what the ‘RSS feed’ for that particular query is by clicking on the ‘rss’ symbol and then copy it from the address bar
- Go to ifttt and ‘Create Task’
- Click on ‘This’, then select the ‘RSS Feed’ logo (this is because on this occasion ‘this’ represents an RSS Feed activity). In other words, you want to trigger a similar action every time something happens to a specific RSS Feed
- Select ‘New Feed Item’
- Feed URL: paste in the feed URL you copied earlier
- Create Trigger: this will take you to the ‘that’ part of the application, namely what you want to happen every time something interesting occurs in the ‘this’ section
- Select ‘Email’. You could choose any number of actions, but in this case we want to be notified by email every time a job comes in on the RSS Feed we have selected.
The best part about it? It works! You will be the first to know about exciting new positions and thus save time by not having to search for vacancies.