Our advice services

For up to two years after graduation, you can access our full range of support.

Callum Smith "The Careers Network gave me a huge amount of help in my initial steps to securing employment after graduation with the use of their one-to-one CV guidance meetings. Before going to one of these, my CV was plain and didn't stand out much. After sitting down for twenty minutes with an adviser, I was able to articulate my skills and qualities incredibly more efficiently. This has enabled me to transfer this into other applications (as so many are now purely online with no CVs) and also in my own Personal Development Plan in my current role.

Since graduating with a 2:1 BSc (Hons) International Business, I undertook a Graduate Internship at Deutsche Bank which I found and successfully applied for through the Careers Network online job board. I am now on a two year Government Development Scheme at the Home Office."

Careers advice

We offer two kinds of 20-minute face-to-face or telephone advice session:

  • CV and application advice - to discuss your CV, cover letter or application forms. Bring a printed copy of your application with you to the appointment.
  • Advice desk - to discuss your career ideas and options, CV or application feedback and recruitment support.

To book please contact the Careers Network reception on 0121 414 6120 or email careers@contacts.bham.ac.uk.

Other advice support

  • Email feedback – email your draft CV, cover letter or application forms via Careers Connect, for feedback within 7 working days. 
  • Workshops – book your place on a CV or applications workshop by contacting the Careers Network reception on 0121 414 6120 or email careers@contacts.bham.ac.uk

Interview practice

If you have an interview coming up, you can book a one-hour interview practice session including detailed feedback with one of our advisers. The appointment can take place face-to-face in Careers Network, over the phone or via Skype. You can book by contacting Careers Network reception to make your appointment on (0121) 414 6120.

As part of the booking process you will need to email a copy of your CV or application form and details of the job you’re applying to, in order for the adviser to make suitable preparations for your appointment.

We also run interview workshops during term; book your place on an interviews or assessment centre workshop via Careers Connect.