Careers support at LJMU
The LJMU Careers Team provide tailored careers support to all students during their studies via our campus Careers Zones. We offer a wide range of services to help you plan your career, both while you’re at University and after you graduate.
Support includes in-depth careers advice and guidance, a vacancy website for placements and graduate jobs, online careers tools, opportunities to meet and engage with employers, and an extensive programme of careers and employability workshops, all designed to help you get the future you want.
Call into your nearest Careers Zone, which are based at Aldham Robarts Library, James Parsons Building at Byrom Street and IM Marsh Library, where you can access a range of careers support to help you to achieve your professional ambitions. In the Careers Zones you can:
- book an appointment with a Careers Adviser to talk through your career options
- meet with an Employability Adviser to have your CV or applications reviewed or to get advice about postgraduate study applications, work experience, voluntary opportunities or interviews
- book a practice interview with an adviser to help prepare for a graduate level interview
- pick up a range resources, including your school-specific Career Planning Guide
- meet with employers and other service providers who regularly visit the Zones to promote their opportunities
- find out about part-time jobs, voluntary opportunities, internships and graduate roles
Aldham Library and Byrom Street Career Zones - Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm
IM Marsh Careers Zone - Tuesday and Thursday, 9am-4.30pm.
The Careers Team also operate ‘pop-up’ Careers Zones in other LJMU buildings, including John Lennon Art and Design Building, John Foster Building and Redmonds Building.
Careers Zone 24/7
We have a range of digital careers tools available to enable you to work on vitally important employability and transition skills at your own pace, in your own time, both on and off campus.
My Jobs & Placements
The LJMU My Jobs & Placements vacancy site lists part-time jobs, placements, internships, voluntary opportunities and graduate jobs, as well as LJMU-funded internships. Register today at MyJobs&Placements.
Search for international jobs and internships using our Goinglobal Database. The database contains country career guides, information on visas and local culture, employer directories and much more. To use Goinglobal go to http://online.goinglobal.com (from an LJMU networked computer).
Graduates First Practice Portal
Practice ability tests, personality questionnaires, numerical tests, e-tray exercises, interview questions and a wealth of other assessment tools used by graduate employers. Register for the service.
CV Builder, interview simulator, Indeed job search and careers newsroom
Create a CV from scratch within minutes, take a mock interview, search over 50 million jobs or get the latest careers and employability news. Register today.
Careers workshops, webinars, employer events and fairs
LJMU’s Careers Team run a range of free workshops and webinars throughout the year, delivered by our expert trainers, that will help you write winning CVs and application forms, perform well in interviews, tackle graduate assessment centres, use LinkedIn effectively and much more.
Webinars are online classes which you can access from any device with an internet connection. The webinars are especially useful for students who have issues getting onto campus.
The Team also offer programme-specific employer events and careers fairs allowing students to connect and network with employers from their chosen employment sectors.
The programme of events are open to all students, undergraduate and postgraduate, on all programmes and at all levels of study.
To see what events are coming up visit the Careers Team’s events booking system.
Competition for professional jobs is tough but LJMU are confident that our enhanced career development and employability programme will enable you to compete against the best candidates and win.
All students in their first year of study will have an opportunity to engage with the programme as an integral part of a core module of study. Once you have completed this, a wide range of other career-related provision and services will be available to support your development throughout your studies.
The new CareerSmart e-learning tool will introduce you to the steps involved in making informed choices about your career. It will enable you to consider your strengths and development areas, your career motivators, the options available to you and the necessary steps to take to achieve your career goals.
If you’re looking for up-to-date information about career opportunities, preparing for the graduate labour market in your chosen sector, and enhancing your employability, pick up a copy of your School’s Career Planning Guide from your nearest Careers Zone, from drop bins in School buildings or download a copy from the resources page of the Careers website (login required).
On the resources page you can also download our Career Planning Mini Guides, which cover a range of subjects including career planning, interview and assessment centre preparation, psychometric testing, laboratory work experience, postgraduate study options and much more. Programme-specific Career Insights, which offer greater depth about career options related to your degree subject, are also available to download.
Want to find out more?
For more information about the support we provide please visit the Careers website on the intranet (login required).