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1-1 Coaching

For GradClub members we offer confidential 1-1 discussions with a Careers Consultant of up to half an hour or 20 minutes by phone if you can't visit in person. They can be used to discuss a range of issues such as:

  • decisions about life after UCL, e.g. choosing between work or further study
  • options related to your degree
  • planning your next steps to get where you want to be
  • how to get work experience and internships
  • how to market your degree, skills and/or experience to employers
  • Checking CVs, cover letters, personal statements or any type of application form
  • what to expect at interviews or assessment centres*
  • feedback on aptitude test results

and more... Read more about availability and booking.

*Longer Practice Interview appointments are also available.

Get some advice on your Cv and applications form our GradClub Applications Adviser, Deborah Scott-Anderson.  The session can cover applications for:

  • a job / internship
  • a volunteering project
  • a further study course
  • a PhD position
  • funding
  • or anything else you might be applying for

Whether your application is in the form of a CV, covering letter, personal statement or answers to specific questions on an application form, simply bring in a draft copy plus details of what the recruiter is looking for and the Adviser can go through these with you.

Find out more about availability and how to book...

If you're not sure yet what you're going to apply for, you should first book a Short Guidance appointment to discuss your options and to research areas of interest first instead. 

Does it make a difference?

Having someone look over your application or CV can make a world of difference to getting through the initial stages of the recruitment cycle, but don't take our word for it:

"Having just landed a job with one of my ideal employers , I just wanted to pass on a big recommendation for the work that Deborah Scott Anderson did with me though Grad Club.

I am a mature student who has worked freelance most of his life, who is also changing careers: so my CV is problematic by any standards. I had previously applied to many jobs without so much as an acknowledgement, let alone an interview. She was very patient and worked through my application, gave me simple, direct advice, and pointed out exactly where I was going wrong.

Apart from the fact that I’m sure her intervention swung the job for me, it was an excellent learning experience. I couldn’t recommend her highly enough."

- UCL GradClub member, 2013.

This role-play exercise with a Careers Adviser will help you practice typical interview questions for the role you've applied for and help you work on your interview technique. You'll receive feedback on your performance during the session and have chance to address any other concerns you have about the interview process. We aim to make practice interviews as similar to the real thing as possible so you must have a real interview invite before booking.

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Page last modified on 22 feb 12 12:07 by Martin Brown

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