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Careers and employability support

As an LJMU graduate (or soon-to-be graduate, depending on when you are reading this) you have lifetime access to all of our careers services including 1-to-1 appointments with our team of careers professionals, attending any events (virtual or otherwise) or accessing our digital careers platform and job board.
Despite the difficult economic circumstances and a level of uncertainty about the job market, the graduate labour market has remained remarkably robust and there are many opportunities available. Check out our blog for the latest careers development and industry intel on topics such as further studies, changing workplace etiquette, the ways businesses are handling remote working and phasing going back to work, written by our team of careers experts. The blog also features the latest job opportunities and guest articles around graduate recruitment and the evolving careers landscape. 

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Where are you up to in your planning?

At this stage of your university journey, it is important to have an onward plan and clarity on what you want to do next; that could be further study, getting a graduate-level job, starting your own business/freelancing, or something else entirely. It’s important to remember the team is here to help you achieve this, no matter what your circumstances.

For some final year students, you may already have a job offer in-hand, so our services might not be a priority at the moment, but we are here to help at any stage, including how to progress in your career in the short, medium or long-term.

For anyone whose plans may have changed because of the impact of the coronavirus (job offer rescinded, travel plans cancelled, etc.), are unsure of which direction you want to take, or know where you want to get to but need help to get there, the team is here to help both now and after graduation:

1:1 support via telephone/virtual appointment

Gain clarity on your career next steps with 1:1 advice and guidance from our team of experienced and qualified careers professionals. To book an appointment, email careers@ljmu.ac.uk or telephone 0151 231 8740.

Webinars

Maximize your skills and thought leadership by self-selecting your own programme of learning from our themed webinars, designed to help you negotiate your steps into new ways of working. 

Book a webinar

After you graduate and your LJMU credentials expire, keep an eye on our programme of webinars via our social media channels and book a place by emailing careers@ljmu.ac.uk or by calling 0151 231 8740.

Career Zone 24/7 - Digital tools, job board and e-learning modules

Keep up to date with a wide range of varied skills and development tools, try our new Shortlist Me interview simulator, practice psychometric tests, search our job board, and much more via Careers Zone 24/7. To log in while you are still an LJMU student:

Log in to Careers Zone 24/7

Set up your personalised LJMU graduate account before you leave LJMU using a personal email address. This will enable you to still be able to log in to Careers Zone 24/7 once your LJMU credentials expire. If you don’t set up graduate access before you leave, don’t worry, we can set up a graduate account for you. To do this, simply email careers@ljmu.ac.uk and please include your full name, the programme you studied at LJMU, year of graduation and personal email address. As a graduate, you can log in to Careers Zone 24/7.

Unitemps

New or recent LJMU graduates have exclusive access to opportunities for flexible, part-time, paid work through Unitemps at Liverpool John Moores University - our very own on-campus recruitment agency. As well as boosting your finances, assignments strengthen LJMU graduates’ CVs, their employability skills and their organisational awareness. Find out more and register for the service.