The job market has changed recently, but there are still opportunities out there and the University’s Careers and Employability Service is here to help you.
Work around your study
Part time jobs can be a good source of income for students, but there are some hidden benefits too. Having a job can help you with time management, communication, understanding business and customer needs, team working and problem solving – all things which look good when you are applying for jobs after University. If you can get a job in your chosen subject area, you could develop links within the organisation that may help you in the future.
You may even be able to apply for a job as a student ambassador here at the University!
The job market has changed recently, but there are still opportunities out there and the University’s Careers and Employability Service is here to help you. You can book an appointment to speak with a Careers Adviser about job seeking, applications, covering letters and interview techniques – and they can help you create or improve your CV. There are also workshops which run throughout the year on these and other topics such as graduate schemes, personal branding and life planning. Plus, the team have produced handy guides for you to download and other online resources.
You can access all of these resources and more through the myCareer portal and the Careers & Employability webpages.
There are now three new resources available to students through the myCareer portal:
- Career Discovery Feed: Hundreds of articles including job hunting, sector specific information and general advice.
- Shortlist.me: A great way for you to practice their video interviews and self-reflect on your performance. You can access this by clicking on Resources in the top right corner of myCareer, then ‘Video Interview Practice’. Alternatively you can go to the NextStepSupport website and select ‘Register/login’ to start.
- GoinGlobal: A fantastic resource for students looking to work abroad, with country and city guides, job search advice and international opportunities. You can find GoinGlobal in the myCareer Resources tab.
Gain an Employability Award
The Worcester Award is an employability award run by the Careers & Employability team. It allows you to record extra activities you engage in during your time at the University of Worcester and encourages you to reflect upon how these activities can help to improve your future employability. Gaining the Worcester Award will make you stand out from the crowd.
You can apply for Bronze, Silver, Gold or platinum awards. It’s a brilliant addition to your CV, as well as a great talking point at interviews and on application forms.
If you have any queries or would like to know more, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01905 855354. The award is managed online and you can register via your myCareer portal, which you can also find on MyDay or the Worcester Award webpages.