Spring Term Highlights

We’re back this term with another busy programme of talks and workshops, volunteering opportunities, appointments and the first York Strengths days for first years plus much more. Come and see what’s on offer and how we can help. We’re open 10:00 to 17:00 Monday to Friday or visit our website at york.ac.uk/careers
Below are some of our highlights for Spring Term!

Assessment Centre Experience

We’ve teamed up with 2 big graduate employers to put on this event which will help you explore typical assessment centre activities, so you know what to expect during the recruitment process for internships, placements or graduate roles. During the event you’ll have the chance to join two employer-led workshops, and talk to the employers, with drinks and nibbles available at the end of the event. You don’t need to have been invited to an assessment centre to come to this event. This session will give you some idea of what to expect and what employers are looking for. By the end of this event, you will be able to approach your assessment centre or interview with more confidence.  
The Assessment Centre Experience takes place on 21 January from 18:00, sign up on Careers Gateway

Rate your CV!

If you haven’t discovered it yet, we subscribe to a CV checking tool called CareerSet. CareerSet is available on our website where you can upload your CV and receive instant feedback. This tool focuses on the language, content, formatting and impact of your CV and then gives it a score plus it will provide suggestions for how to improve your CV.  As you make changes to your CV, you can keep re-submitting it and improve your score. Log-in here: www.careerset.io/york

Our very own podcast

Back again this term, What Do You Actually Do!? is our careers podcast featuring different guests from an exciting variety of sectors. Working with York alumni and other UK and international-based professionals, our podcast aims to inspire, educate and motivate. It has been entertaining you for almost a year now and we’ve heard from personalities working in careers as diverse as a location manager in the film industry to a midwife to a community fundraiser!
With episodes of no more than 30 minutes, it’s easy to fit in to your schedule. https://anchor.fm/what-do-you-actually-do

Discover new career options

Careers In…. is a big event we run each year but each year we take three different career sectors to explore. This term it’s the turn of

  • Journalism, publishing and writing
  • Social Mission – careers where you can make a difference and have a positive impact on society
  • Professional Business Services – e.g. HR, audit, finance & consultancy

Taking the form of a panel Q&A, you’ll hear from York Graduates and professionals. They will share their insights into how to get into their area of employment, what sorts of things employers will be looking for in potential graduates and a brief overview of their own background. This is a great opportunity to find out more about these industries and to chat to our panel and invited guests over drinks and nibbles after the initial session.
Careers In – 19 February from 18:15, sign up on Careers Gateway

New appointments

This term you’ll see some new types of appointment. As well as our established careers advice and CV and application review appointments, we’ve also introduced two more types.

  • Appointments just for finalists – a 20 minute appointment.
  • Careers advice appointments for postgraduate researchers – a 30 minute appointment with our Careers Consultant for postgraduate researchers, to discuss any aspect of career management.