Exciting new partnership with the British Veterinary Association February 3, 2013Posted by The Careers Group News in : Advice, career planning , add a comment
The Careers Group runs the careers service at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC); this service enables students to access tailored careers support on campus. Through this work, our career consultants have developed an expert knowledge of veterinary career paths.
Last year the British Veterinary Association (BVA) approached us, and asked if our consultancy department, C2 www.c2careers.com, could help them to set up a new careers service for their members.
C2 Consultancy is at the forefront of this trend; having established strong relationships with The British Medical Association, The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals and The Chartered Institute of Marketing.
The combination of working with vets at RVC, and running careers service on behalf of other professional bodies put us in an excellent position to work in partnership with the BVA to help them to establish their own careers service for their members.
The new service was officially launched at the London Vet Show 2012, which also played host to the first ever BVA Careers Fair. Personalised one to one guidance sessions offered by C2 for BVA members were quickly booked up, and a careers talk tailored to the veterinary profession well attended, suggesting this will be an extremely popular and well received offering from the BVA in partnership with C2.
The service C2 provides to the BVA is comprehensive and covers everything from exploring career options and progressing your career to overcoming setbacks and returning to employment after a break. A veterinary surgeon was offered a trial phone advice session to assess the service for the BVA. She said:
I had several ideas turning over in my head but I have been so unsure about a potential change from life in practice that I had been going round in circles… David helped me to recognise this (which was a relief in itself) and to take the pressure off any immediate decisions. He has given me some helpful steps to take in terms of making in-roads into some of the career possibilities that I have been considering. I have been feeling under a lot of pressure at work and have been feeling stuck and frustrated. I feel so much better for speaking to someone experienced about my situation – it has taken away a lot of the fear that I had about a potential change.”
Peter Jones, President of the BVA, said:
It’s so important that BVA provides services that our members really value and we know that careers advice is high on list. Not every veterinary surgeon wants to take the same career path but we don’t always know what else is out there or have the confidence to take a different route. I’m particularly delighted that the new BVA careers service will be able to offer support in a range of different ways to suit individuals.”
If you want to find out more about setting up a careers service for your members, or just want more information on how C2 can help you, please contact Alison Springate: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 020 7863 6062
The Careers Group’s Blog Network Expands November 15, 2012Posted by The Careers Group News in : Blogroll, Career Advice, career help, career planning , add a comment
The Careers Group, University of London provides sector-specific careers advice, information and guidance through its network of blogs. The blogs offer invaluable insights into career planning and employability with each post researched and written by experienced careers consultants and information specialists.
In response to the needs of its clients, The Careers Group has expanded its network of blogs to cover Humanities, Law, Life Sciences and PPP (Peace, Politics and Policy). These blogs offer information, insights and tips tailored to students in these different disciplines. For example, this week the Humanities blog has an account from two MA students about their experiences applying for and participating in an accredited internship. The Law blog has a story about what some of the best law firms are looking for in applications. And the latest article on the Peace, Politics and Policy blog is about the fast stream and other ways to apply for jobs in government.
As well as covering employment areas, The Careers Group produces blogs for students who may need some extra support with their careers. There is the International Futures blog which gives specialist careers advice for international students looking to work in the UK, as well as for UK/EU students seeking opportunities abroad. A recent post explained how to use LinkedIn in order to enhance success when searching for jobs world-wide. And information is available to students facing barriers in employment on the Reach blog. For example a recent article tackles the issues surrounding finding a job if you have a criminal record.
Interested in exploring our blog network? Then visit Getting Graduates into Careers, Advice and Resources.
Getting Graduates into Careers website release September 27, 2012Posted by The Careers Group News in : Advice, CV, CVs, Career Advice, career help, career planning, careers advice, courses, employability, employability and skills, further study, graduate jobs, graduate recruitment , add a comment
The Careers Group, University of London has just released Getting Graduates Into Careers, a new website offering jobs, recruitment events and career resources and advice.
The modernised design is user-friendly and lively. The site is more intuitive and we’ve responded to your feedback so that you can find what you want faster. New features on the site include “More jobs like this” on the homepage and an easier login system for recruiters.
The site makes it easy for users to access all the products and services offered by The Careers Group. Graduate recruiters can advertise vacancies, book recruitment events and send targeted emails from the Recruiters homepage. And they can choose from a range of services which include hiring an intern, hiring a temp or attending recruitment events.
For jobseekers the site not only offers thousands of jobs, there are also ways of keeping up to date with the latest news and opportunities via industry-sector Facebook pages and Twitter feeds covering a range of careers.
What London Graduates Do, where jobseekers can research the employment destinations of other University of London graduates for the last five years, is only a click away.
Other resources on offer include sector-specific blogs with helpful insights about how to go about getting the right job. These are written by careers consultants at The Careers Group.
There are dedicated sites for international students and students who face barriers to employment.
Take a look at the new site and let us know what you think.
The Careers Service Guide 2013 September 11, 2012Posted by The Careers Group News in : Career Advice, career planning, graduate , add a comment
The Careers Group announces its annual must-have publication for students, the GTI Careers Service guide 2013.
- Your profile on line – a step-by-step guide for students on how to build a profile on LinkedIn and how to use it to network and find jobs.
- Sector focus – Insights into working in the creative industries, working in the not-for-profit sector, working in the City and working in the STEM industries
- Is a PhD the right choice for you – information and guidance for students considering this option
Plus, the Fresher to Finalist section has been formatted into an easy-to-read calendar offering a step-by-step guide on what to do and when.
There is also a new FAQ section for international students.
What London Graduates Do website release March 2, 2012Posted by The Careers Group News in : Career Advice, Uncategorized, career help, career planning, graduate, graduate jobs, graduate recruitment , add a comment
What do graduates do after university?
The Careers Group, University of London has just released a public website showing what happened to graduates after leaving universities in London. Aimed at those considering entry to higher education, teachers, parents, pupils and current university students it shows the occupation, employer and salaries of graduates over the last five years.
More than that, it allows you to examine these trends by subject area, and then to delve deeper and personalise the results according to graduate profile. So for example, you can find out the employment destinations of full-time, female, geography graduates over the last one, three or five years; then dig further into the data and analyse the employment trends of popular employers and occupations.
Anne-Marie Martin, Director of The Careers Group, welcomed the launch saying that “Students, parents and others can now explore in some detail the employment outcomes of graduates. Initial feedback has been very positive and we will be using this to make it even more useful in years to come.”
All universities in the UK survey their graduates 6 months after leaving to determine what type of employment or training they are undertaking. The government requires that all universities follow a rigorous set of processes and achieve high response rates of up to 80%. Oliver Gardham, Head of Graduate Research at The Careers Group said “We have an experienced team at the University undertaking the survey, and as the largest university group in the UK other universities have turned to us for advice. We now handle the survey work for a number of them. This year we are undertaking the survey for over 30 universities covering over 100,000 graduates.”
The Careers Group has analysed and reported on graduate destinations for a number of years and its online tool “Destinations Interactive” is used nationally by careers services and university administrations to support students and for academic planning. Creating a public-facing site for a diverse audience, while observing data protection requirements proved to be a challenge for staff at The Careers Group. Gardham added that “We had to design the site to take account of what the focus groups were telling us they wanted, what was technically possible, and what data could be disclosed legally.”
The government plans to improve public information about higher education later this year through Key Information Sets (KIS) which will include data from the graduate destinations survey. Martin noted that “What London Graduates Do is a response to pressures to make information about graduate outcomes readily available to all stakeholders and the general public. With the increase in tuition fees and the increased focus on consumers of higher education we believe that this is a significant step towards openness and transparency.”
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