Careers Services

Support & Advice Services 

Careers Support

Our Employability team are committed to supporting you throughout your career, providing advice and opportunities for making the most of your time at university, individual discussions about possible career options through to decision-making and support through the application process.
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Supporting Individual Students

Our Careers Consultants offer confidential, impartial, one-to-one appointments to support you to:

  • explore your career options
  • source vacancies for part-time jobs, internships and graduate roles
  • prepare your CV, cover letter and application forms
  • prepare for interviews and assessment centres
  • explore postgraduate study options
  • develop your personal statement and elevator pitch
  • supporting your applications to placement and study abroad opportunities


Careers sessions can be for 15 minutes for a Quick Query e.g. a CV check, or for 30 minutes for a more detailed career discussion. Longer, in-depth careers guidance sessions and mock interviews are also available on request. Careers advice and guidance can also be provided by telephone, email, Skype or FaceTime, if this is more appropriate for your needs.

Current students can book your Careers Appointment or Quick Query session via AskRGU, and once booked, you’ll receive a confirmation email, together with details of the room number where it will be held. Appointments are usually available Monday - Friday and take place on the third floor of the Ishbel Gordon Building, Garthdee Campus. If you cannot find an appointment to suit your needs, contact the careers team via careers@rgu.ac.uk  or telephone 01224 262110 and we will try and arrange a mutually suitable time.


It is advisable to spend some time prior to your appointment to think about what you would like to get out of the session. There is a wealth of resources available on the RGU eHub which you can use to get you started on your career journey, including many practical tools.

If you would like a CV check, bring a draft copy of the CV with you so that the careers consultant can read it, offer feedback and you can make notes to develop it after the session if necessary. 


Supporting Courses and Groups

In addition to individual appointments, careers consultants offer workshops as part of many academic courses. We urge you to attend these when they are offered as they form a key part of careers learning at RGU. Wider workshops and careers events are also offered. These are advertised through RGU eHub Jobs where you can sign up to all relevant events as well as being advertised via our LinkedIn and Facebook pages.


Online Advice and Information

The RGU eHub is a comprehensive online careers information and advice resource, to support RGU students with all aspects of your career journey. RGU eHub practical tools include:

  • The Career Tracker self-assessment tool, allowing you to evaluate your career confidence and provide you with targeted information and tools to enhance your employability
  • A range of specially designed programmes, including the RGU Employability Award, to support and enhance your employability with a focus on: understanding and developing your skills; working out your career options and getting the job you want
  • A comprehensive library of tools including: CV builder and CV 360, cover letter builder, an interview simulator and an assessment centre tool
  • A wide range of self-assessments and interactive quizzes designed to help you better understand your strengths, motivations, learning styles and temperament
  • International information on issues such as sourcing global job opportunities and rules for working in the UK for international students
  • Careers-related advice and information articles and videos.


Current students can use the RGU eHub practical tools as and when you need to acquire or build the skills to succeed within your course and make a successful transition from university into the workplace. 

RGU eHub Jobs is a searchable vacancy database which allows you to source part-time jobs, internships and graduate job vacancies. You can also find employer events, including on-campus talks and careers fairs through RGU eHub jobs. The Company Directory, an employer database, provides key information on top employers to inspire your job search.

You can download the RGU eHub app onto your phone or tablet so that you can access it on the go.


Prospective Students

The Careers Team are happy to meet with prospective students and their supporters to provide information and advice on the likely  career outcomes of our courses and support you in making the right choice of course that will help you realise your career expectations.
 
To arrange a careers conversation as a prospective student or applicant email us on careers@rgu.ac.uk or tel 01224 262110 and we will be able to arrange a face to face, or telephone, Skype or FaceTime session.


Careers Resources

In addition to RGU eHub resources, which are exclusively for RGU students and graduates, there are a wide range of open access career resources are available to support and assist with your career research, planning and job search that we reccommend

  • Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE)
    Advice to help you deal with redundancy, understand your rights and find out where to get support.
  • Glassdoor
    Search for placements and jobs, research company reviews, salaries and benefits, and read interview questions from employees themselves. Free access for RGU students.
  • Guardian UK 300
    A list of the most popular graduate employers as voted for by students and graduates. Find information on a range of graduate schemes and jobs.
  • The Job Crowd
    Search for graduate jobs, research graduate employer reviews, salaries and benefits, and read interview and application tips.
  • Milkround
    Search for graduate jobs and schemes, internships and placements by sector and location.
  • Graduate Prospects
    Search for graduate jobs and work experience. Prospects also provides a range of career and job related advice relating to CVs, Cover Letters, Interview Tips as well as information relating to what you can do with your degree.
  • Target Jobs
    Search for graduate jobs, schemes and internships by career sector. Target Jobs also provides further information relating to career planning, applications, interviews and many other areas.
  • Times Top 100
    A list of the top 100 graduate employers as voted for by graduates. Find information on a range of graduate schemes and jobs.
  • Wiki Jobs
    Search for graduate schemes, receive job alerts, read company reviews and learn about interview questions.

Contact Us

Contact a member of the careers team:


Current students can book appointments, ask a new questions and get an immediate answers from our list of frequently asked questions:

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