Careers and employability support
Whether you graduate in July or if you are a recent LJMU graduate, it is important to remember you have lifetime access to all of our careers services. This includes accessing 1-to-1 careers meetings with our team of careers professionals, attending any of our webinars, recruitment fairs or employer events, and accessing our digital careers platform and job board.
Student Futures, LJMU’s Careers, Employability and Start-up team are here to help at any time so get in touch or access our services using the information below (please note some services have different points of entrance for graduates). This is how we can support our current final year students, who will soon be tackling the jobs market, and our recent graduates still seeking the right opportunity.
One-to-one support via careers meeting
Gain clarity on your career next steps with one-to-one advice and guidance from our team of experienced and qualified careers professionals. Our advisers can help you decide which direction to take next, what options are available to you (that could be further study, getting a graduate-level job, starting your own business/freelancing, or something else entirely), and where to find suitable opportunities. They can also help with practical advice about application forms, CVs and covering letters, and help you prepare for job assessments and interviews.
Careers and employability sessions, employer events and recruitment fairs
We run a programme of careers and employability events designed to help you to maximize your skills and help you negotiate your next steps. Topics include CV writing, interviews, constructing a standout application, maximising LinkedIn for your career, and more. Alongside this, we regularly invite employers and recruiters to speak to students via online events and visits to our campus-based Careers Zones at Student Life Building and Byrom Street.
Access for final year students
Careers Zone 24/7 – Interactive digital Apps, jobs board and e-learning modules
Careers Zone 24/7 is a continually expanding portfolio of interactive development tools, resources, assessments, videos and content which is easy to use and allows you to make a measurable impact on your employability. You can track your progress, identify skills and confidence gaps, get personalised feedback and take part in a personalised programmes of activities.
Access for final year students
Current LJMU students or 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 and could be a good stopgap if you are still deciding on your next steps or perhaps are intending to go travelling or take a gap year.
Student Futures blog
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 much more, 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.
Access a suite of useful videos and training sessions, including help to negotiate the graduate recruitment process, tips and advice from LJMU students and graduates, and information about how you can continue to access LJMU services after you graduate.
The videos have been made specifically to support final year students and recent graduates as they make the transition into the graduate labour market, postgraduate study or starting your own business.