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Frequently Asked Questions

As a careers adviser, I am committed to ensuring that you get the best careers information, advice and guidance possible. You may not know what to do once you graduate, have any idea of which career you want to pursue or know how to go about making these decisions. At your careers appointment, we can go through exactly what you would find helpful to discuss. Appointments normally last for 30 minutes and at the start of your appointment, we can discuss what you’d find most useful to talk about.

It’s completely up to you! I want you to make the best use of the time that we have together and so together we can discuss all things careers. Don’t worry if some other questions come up as well, I can refer you to the right person if I can’t help you.

To give you an idea, here are some of the topics I can help you with:

  • Deciding what to do post-graduation
  • Job searching techniques
  • Where to look for a job
  • Useful resources
  • Mock interviews
  • Feedback on your CV, cover letter and job application form
  • Interviews
  • Careers information
  • Volunteering
  • Work experience, placements and internships.

This list is by no means comprehensive; if there’s anything else that I can help you with, then that’s absolutely fine, just ask.

I can certainly show you where to look for a job and support you to develop effective job searching skills, but I can’t find you a job. This is something that we would work on together.

It’s usually best to have a face to face discussion, but if you can’t attend an appointment, you can:

  • Have a telephone interview by calling 0161 344 8828
  • You can access e-guidance by emailing careers@oldham.ac.uk
  •  I will get back to queries within 3 working days. This includes feedback on CVs, cover letters and application forms
  • You can follow me on Twitter and also like us on Facebook at University Campus Oldham.
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I usually will be in the careers office (second floor of UCO, through the double doors) on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from October 2nd. Before this date, I will be available on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Outside of these times, you can access support from the University of Huddersfield careers and employability service.

You can:

Look at the service’s website for advice and information: www.hud.ac.uk/careers/

Contact the service for feedback on CVs, cover letters and application forms, as well as other careers guidance queries, via careers@hud.ac.uk

Access Telephone guidance by contacting 01484 472124
Attend guidance appointments in person at the Huddersfield campus by contacting 01484 472124

You can also keep in touch with the service’s activities via their social media profiles on Twitter @HudUniCareers and Facebook @Huddcareers

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