An adviser from Careers is available for drop-in sessions in the Careers Corner Catalyst from 11am – 3pm on weekdays. No appointment in advance is necessary, simply turn up. Alternatively, follow us on Twitter to find the latest job vacancies.
If your question relates to getting help with an assignment or anything that isn’t related to Careers, please use the Ask Us service.
Get your CV or application checked
We offer a dedicated CV and Application review service. Send us your CV or application in advance of applying for an opportunity or postgraduate study for feedback from the Careers team. Let us help you make sure your CV, application or personal statement is the best it can be.Submit a CV or Application for review
If you are applying for a job with the submitted CV or application, please remember to include a link to the actual job vacancy or course you are applying for, so that we can give tailored feedback to you.
We aim to respond to all review requests within five working days. Please don’t leave it until the last moment, as during busy periods we may not be able to respond to you before your deadline.
Ask a question
If you have a careers-related question you can submit this online via ‘Ask a Question’ and a member of the Careers team will reply.Ask Careers a question
Before asking a question, don’t forget to have a look at the various areas of our website. You may find what you are looking for there:
- Help by Subject: these pages offer ideas about career options that are specific to your subject of study.
- Making Applications: this section provides useful information about writing CVs, making effective applications and advice on how to prepare for interviews.
We aim to reply to all questions within five working days. If you are requesting feedback on an application or a CV there is now a separate CV and Application Review Tool for this.
Talk to us
If you want to talk directly with a member of the Careers team, we would love to meet with you. We are available in Careers Corner, Catalyst, on weekdays between 11am and 3pm for ad-hoc queries, or you can book an appointment with us in advance. See the different appointment types we have available below.Book your Careers appointment
Most of our appointments are available either in-person, over Microsoft Teams or as a phone call. When you book an appointment, you will have the option to select the format in the booking form you complete.
Careers Corner drop-in
Call into our new Careers Corner in Catalyst where you can ask an Advisor a quick question without needing to book an appointment. The service runs between 11am and 3pm weekdays.
Some examples of things you can chat to use about are:
- Information on part-time work, volunteering and graduate roles
- Queries relating to the Extra Edge Award
- Information and advice about further study – including teacher training, PGCEs and Masters courses and postgraduate funding
- Quick queries about drafting a CV or cover letter
- Options for getting started with your career path
Getting started with appointments
These 20-minute appointments are designed to help you get started with a range of career topics. You can choose from:
- part-time work
- Extra Edge
- postgraduate study
- finding graduate vacancies
- Student Opportunity Fund
- your career plan
- CV support
- other – please select this option if none of the above topics are appropriate
Get Ahead appointment
If you identify as part of a Widening Participation group, then you can access Get Ahead appointments to discuss additional career topics that may concern you. For example, positive action schemes, disclosing disabilities and more intensive 1-to-1 support.
This appointment type is available to students who are identified in the University’s Access and Participation Plan. If you feel that you should be able to book one of these appointments but can’t, please submit an ‘Ask a Question’.
Careers guidance appointments
Following a ‘getting started with’ appointment, your adviser might recommend that they book you in for one of these appointments. This guidance appointment will be up to 45-minutes long and the Careers Adviser will be able to have an in-depth conversation with you about the options you have with your degree, planning your future career and options for further study, including PG study.
Mock interview appointments
Build your confidence and practice in advance of the real thing. In these appointments, you can practice your skills in a mock interview. Questions will be asked as though they were part of an interview followed by a discussion about your performance.
You will be asked three or four competency-based questions to check out your interviewing abilities. This is a safe environment to practice in and you will receive some feedback there and then for future improvements.
The questions are not job-specific and will be based on skills widely considered key skills graduate employers are looking for.
Departmental appointments and drop-ins
If you are a student in FAS, each week during term time there are dedicated slots for you to meet with the Careers Adviser linked to your department. You will have been emailed with this information at the start of the academic year, but, if you would like to check where and when this support is available, please Ask a Question or ask your tutor.
Recent Edge Hill graduates
If you have graduated from Edge Hill within the last three years, you can access the same expert advice and guidance from Careers as a current student. Use the options above to book an appointment or request online support.
If you have not already registered to use our graduate service since completing your course, please click on the register option and complete your details, updating your email address to your personal account.
Careers advice for staff
As a member of Edge Hill staff, you can use our ‘Ask a Question’ service to receive confidential online guidance or book a one-to-one career guidance appointment. At the current time, we are unable to prioritise staff members as we are very busy supporting our students and recent graduates. We expect to be able to offer this service again shortly.