One to One Advice - Appointment Types
"Short Guidance" is a confidential fifteen minute 1-1 discussion with a Careers Consultant. It can be used to discuss a range of issues such as:
- making decisions about life after UCL, e.g. choosing between work, further study or taking time out
- exploring options related to your degree
- planning your next steps to get where you want to be
- how to gain skills or work experience linked to longer term career goals while at UCL
- changing or leaving your course
- how to market your degree, skills and/or experience to employers*
- what to expect at interviews or assessment centres
- feedback on aptitude test results
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*Note: If you've written an application for something specific and want help with this, you should book for "Applications Advice" as the Consultants won't look through CVs or applications in a Short Guidance appointment.
If you already know what you're applying for and why* but would like advice on a specific application for something before sending it off, our Applications Advisers can help. The session can cover applications for:
- a job / internship
- a volunteering project
- a further study course
- a PhD position
- 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.
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*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. You can then book for Applications Advice when your CV / application is more tailored to something specific.
If you've been invited to any type of interview, you can see a Careers Consultant for up to an hour for a Practice Interview. The session would generally involve:
- a role play exercise based around typical interview questions for whatever it is you've applied for*
- feedback from the Consultant on all aspects of your performance in this exercise such as your general interview technique and the suitability / strength of your answers for the role in question
- advice and tips on further preparation and how improve any weak areas
- time for you to ask additional questions or address any other concerns you have about the real thing
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*If you don't need to practice your interview technique in this way, you can use a Short Guidance session if you just have a questions about what to expect and how best to prepare for the real thing.
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