We are already approaching half way through this part of the semester (there are two weeks of semester two after the Easter break for those of you who didn’t know) which means I am rapidly approaching the end of my time at the University of Leicester. As scary as that is, I can’t wait to get a job and start my future career, whatever that may be.
I have spent time this week thinking about what it is that I might want to do at the end of university, which is a topic that I have previously blogged about here. Something that I didn’t mention there was the universities careers development service. The careers development service are there to help you to progress through university and into a career afterwards. One of the services that they offer includes CV checking, which I have found invaluable. You will get to meet with a careers adviser whom then sits down with you and discusses all the positives and the negatives of your current CV and gives you things to improve upon. This can be tailored to a specific job application or just a general CV.
They also offer mock up interviews, following which you’ll again get given feedback on your responses. This can be an invaluable tool to practice this vital skill. Especially if you aren’t very confident in interview situations or haven’t ever been in a formal interview before.
It’s a free service that is offered to all students at the university, I cannot recommend enough that you make use of it during your studies. Here is a link to their webpage if you want to check it out: