Are you looking for ways to develop your employability while at BU? Here are 5 ways to get started!

Are you looking for some career inspiration, a second pair of eyes on your CV, friendly advice about facing that next interview panel or just want to know where to access resources?

Here’s five way to kick start your career planning from 1st year to graduation and beyond.

1. Advice on your CV

Employers are often short on time and make snap decisions on whose CV goes in the interview pile and those that go in the bin! Would your CV pass the 30 second speed test and how would you make yours stand out?

Here at BU we offer the opportunity for one of our careers advisors to look over your CV and to give some helpful advice on how to sell your skills on two sides of A4! We can also help you make the information that really matters, stand out clearly to employers.

You can come to one of our daily Drop In sessions (see MyBU for times) at The Edge (outside the library). You can also book an appointment yourself through MyCareerHub.


2. Help finding an internship, placement or graduate job

An internship can be an ideal way to discover what career might suit you. If you have no idea of where to start looking for one, then  this link to MyCareerHub may be useful for you. If you want to find out more about placements then you can read more here.


3. How to prepare for interviews or assessment centres

Have you been invited for an interview or to attend an assessment centre? We know that this can be a nerve racking process even for the most experienced of interviewee’s. Here at BU we have various resources to help you with this.

Firstly you can book a Mock Interview with one of our Careers Advisors. This will be for 45 minutes and we will need 48 hours notice to book this. We will explain what further information we require to prepare for this interview .

You can also attend one of our workshops that we run regularly throughout the academic year. Click here to find out more.

Why not have a look at one of the Assessment Centre videos on MyCareerHub?

There are lots of resources, including video clips, that you may also find useful which can be found on MyCareerHub.


4. Where to start with career planning

Not knowing where or how to start is a common thing that we hear from students. If you’re in that position then don’t panic but do look at ways that you can start. Our Careers Advisors offer appointments to talk through options for you.

We also produce career planning resources and a termly newsletter’s which will also help you to focus on what to do while you are at BU to boost your employment prospects and highlight some straight forward steps to help you begin your career search.

5. And many other ways…..

You can ask us anything! We are a friendly, supportive team of people who want to help you get your career off to the best possible start. Just remember, there are no silly questions – we’re here to empower you to make the right choice.

So, what are you waiting for? Come and speak to the team today! For more information   visit our website or visit us in the careers centre on Talbot campus (outside the library)

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