The following presentations have been put together to provide you with information and advice about some important aspects of career planning. Simply click on the link and the presentations will open.
Please note: these presentations come with an audio commentary, so you will need to ensure that whichever computer you are using has speakers or headphones attached.
If you need further help once you have watched a presentation, please get in touch with us at the Careers Centre on your campus - see below for contact details.
Click on a presentation below and off you go!
Introduction to the Careers Centre
A brief overview of the services and support provided by the Careers Centre.
How to Career Plan
A simple 3 step recipe to follow to create and implement a winning career plan.
Your final year project and your future career plans
Getting you to think tactically about choosing your FYP so that you can use it to improve your chances of landing a job you want when you complete your degree.
Choosing a career
Showing you how to sort out some careers ideas and choose what to focus on.
How to network
Showing you how to make contacts, build your networks and track down vacancies.
How to fill in application forms
Tips and advice on how to fill in graduate level job application forms.
How to write a targeted CV
Tips and advice on how to write targeted graduate CVs as part of the graduate job hunting process.
How to write covering letters
Tips and advice on how to write targeted covering letters.
How to prepare for interviews
Showing you how to prepare for a graduate level job interview.
Presenting your portfolio
An employer’s views on the best way to present a portfolio of art/creative work in a job interview.
A look at what happens in graduate recruitment assessment centres and tips on how to stand out!
Entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs
A quick look at how to be enterprising both within your own business or whilst working for someone else.
Career options for art and design students
Looking at the range of options open to Art and Design graduates including jobs, self employment and further study or training.
Options with law
Looking at the range of options open to law graduates including solicitor, barrister and alternative career options.
Postgraduate Study in the UK
Advice and information on how to find and apply for postgraduate study in the UK.
Introduction to placements
Why is a placement so important? And how do I go about getting one? What will I be doing? How much will I get paid? Watch this online talk to find the the answer to these, and even more questions.
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