Careers Connect coronavirus updates

As you all know, Careers Connect has now gone totally online due to the University's decision around coronavirus. We have made sure you can still access our offer while at home so are now offering all our employability appointments via phone or Zoom. We are still here to support you during this time and want to help you best prepare for the online world. We're constantly reviewing our offer, e.g. webinars and events for you, and are also wanting to hear your suggestions to make sure our content is relevant to each and every one of you!

On this page, we have picked out specific online careers tools to help you prepare for this online working world. Read below to find out how you can book appointments with our Employability Advisers and access all our helpful resources. You can access the full range of our online career support resources, or below there are links to some of our most popular online resources:

Making your CV the best it can be

If you’ve never written a CV before, or feel a little unconfident about the process, start with our CV Builder Tool

CV builder can help you to create and format your CV. There are step-by-step instructions to:

-       fill in CV content

-       offer descriptive words and content to guide you

-       video and audio clips with employers' advice.

You can work through the sections and save it in stages, or complete it in one-go. Once your CV is complete, you can download it in various layouts such as technical, chronological, LinkedIn etc. 

If you’re more experienced and more confident about your current CV, try our CV360 Tool

It automatically checks your CV, provides instant feedback and an overall score, based on the same methods employed by large recruiters.

Interviews

As a response to the present situation, some employers are maintaining continuity of their recruitment and selection by replacing face to face interviews with Skype or video interviews (although note, many graduate recruiters use video interviews as part of their normal recruit process these days). 

If you've never experience a video interview before, start with our short online course. The same page also contains resources to help you prepare for other types of interviews.

If you're a little more experienced, and want to start practicing video interviews straightaway, use our online video interview simulation. This is also useful for practicing for Skype and telephone interviews.

Assessment Centres

Employers may also replicate assessment centre activities online - you can try the experience for yourself with our online assessment centre activities. If you've never heard of an assessment centre before, or experienced one, start with some background learning.

Once you've done that, or you have some experience, practice online.

Psychometric Tests, also called Aptitude Tests

We have established a partnership with Graduates First so that you can benefit from aptitude tests while preparing for your internships/job interviews, both during and after your degree.

Available assessments include those relating to numerical, verbal and logical reasoning, situational judgement, workplace personality, critical thinking, gamified approaches and a wealth of tools relating to video interviews and assessment centres.

All tests come with worked solutions to accelerate your learning and professional score reports, which analyse your results and identify areas of weaknesses and what needs to be improved.

The Graduates First main site also offers other job assessment preparation solutions for students including detailed step-by-step guides to over 100 top graduate employer's recruitment stages and hints on how to pass their assessment processes.

How do I access Graduates First?

To register, download the Student Guide for full instructions.

If you have graduated in the last three years and have registered on UniHub you can contact Careers Connect to allow you access to this test portal. Email careers and we will register you on the system and send you your login details. If you have previously registered with Graduates First as a student, once you graduate you will still be able to access the portal.

If you have an up-coming aptitude test be it numerical, verbal, diagrammatic reasoning; situational judgement tests or e-tray exercises- you can also practice online with our Careers Centre 360 tool.

LinkedIn Learning

There are so many expert-led courses to help you discover and develop your creative, technology-related and study skills. Undertaking these courses will give you more skills to present to future employers; you can even get certificates for your LinkedIn profile to show you have finished a course. Find instructions on how to login and connecting to your LinkedIn profile on MyHallam

Booking appointments 

You can still book appointments with Employability Advisers (EAs) on UniHub. The only change to these will be that they are held online via Zoom or will take place via a phone call. The EA will send you the appropriate information to be able start the call and you do not need an account to be able to use the Zoom software.

Just go online to unihub.shu.ac.uk, as you would normally, and book the appointment time that works for you!

Last modified: 
Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 14:39