Careers Advice and Guidance
“Ask yourself if what you are doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow”
The Careers Advice Centre provides students with information and guidance on career choices during their time at LSST. The Centre advises on learning and work development, searching the local job market and brushing up on interview skills.
WE ARE A ‘ONE STOP SHOP’ WHERE YOU CAN VISIT ANYTIME DURING YOUR STUDY DAY TO BE ASSISTED WITH ANSWERS TO ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE! CAREERS GUIDANCE AND ADVICE IS AVAILABLE TO ALL STUDENTS WHO STUDY AT LSST.
We Can Help You With:
Developing your CV
Developing your CV
Having a powerfully written and well-presented CV can give you a significant advantage over other job applicants. We can assist you with putting together a tailor-made CV.
Finding the right job, or training scheme
Before jumping into your job search, we will also help you understand the current job market, explore your career options and help you identify your key strengths and skills.
Vacancies are advertised in many places. The following resources are great tools for your job search:
- Careers fairs, open days and workshops
- Job Centre
- Professional Associations
- Recruitment agencies
- Sector-specific websites
- Social media
- Trade journals
- Networking events
- Local council
Our assistance doesn’t stop there as we will also assist in developing an action plan to help you achieve your career goals. The step-by-step approach will keep you motivated and will encourage you to stay on track.
Before your face-to-face session
A session with a Careers Advisor can take up to an hour, depending on what you want to talk about. To make the most of your time, here are some useful things you can do to prepare beforehand:
- Think about what you want to get out of the session – for example, do you have a specific question in mind or are you looking for more general advice?
- Think about your previous working or learning experience as this will help your advisor find out what your likes and dislikes are
- Think about your circumstances as this will affect which jobs and courses are best for you – whether you’ve got kids, work irregular hours or want to work full-time or part-time
- If you have a CV and covering letter, bring these with you
Career Advice at Luton and Birmingham Campuses
The Careers Advice Service runs once a week at our Luton and Birmingham campuses. More information on dates and times can be found at the Information and Guidance Centre at your Campus. Students at these campuses can also get the advice they need via email, phone or Skype.