Skip to main content

Ask the Careers Service

Find what you need in our searchable FAQ.

Can I get help with my CV?

68 views   |   0 Vote this question as useful.   0 Vote this question as not useful.   |   Last updated on Jul 08, 2020    Applications

University of Manchester students and recent graduates can get help with applications and CVs for jobs or courses. 

First see our tips, advice and example CVs here or download a template 

Find out how to access our Applications Advice service

read more

Can I book a careers appointment?

29 views   |   0 Vote this question as useful.   0 Vote this question as not useful.   |   Last updated on Jul 15, 2020    Appointments CareersLink

If you are a University of Manchester student or recent graduate you can book a careers guidance appointment to discuss your career options or job search strategy.

Find out how to book here 

read more

Can I do an internship or placement?

There are different options for work experience available to students at different times of year and in different academic years.

Some may be a part of your course; often called a placement or year in industry: https://www.careers.manchester.ac.uk/findjobs/placement/

Others may be something you do in your vacation time; often called an internship:  https://www.careers.manchester.ac.uk/findjobs/internships/

read more

My CareersLink account is not working

18 views   |   0 Vote this question as useful.   0 Vote this question as not useful.   |   Last updated on Jul 16, 2020    CareersLink

If you are current student and have completed all stages of registration for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree level course then you should be able to login as a student on careerslink using your University username and password as this is linked to your main University IT account

If you have recently competed your course your student access may still work – please try this first.

If you are a graduate who completed their course less than 2 years ago then you will just need to reset your password.  Email careerslink@manchester.ac.uk with your student ID number the email account you want to use.

read more

Can I get help with a covering letter?

16 views   |   0 Vote this question as useful.   0 Vote this question as not useful.   |   Last updated on Jul 08, 2020    Applications

Yes, University of Manchester students can get help with covering letters.

First see our advice here

Find out how to access our Applications Advice service

read more

I don’t know what I want to do? Can I speak to someone?

15 views   |   0 Vote this question as useful.   0 Vote this question as not useful.   |   Last updated on Jul 28, 2020    Appointments Getting started

Don’t worry if you don’t have your career mapped out let’s start with the first step.

Start by assessing what is important to you and what your skills are: https://www.careers.manchester.ac.uk/whichcareer/idontknow/

Explore different career areas  to help you understand what different jobs are like and what skills they need. https://www.careers.manchester.ac.uk/whichcareer/

You can find out about how to access our advice and guidance services and appointments here: https://www.careers.manchester.ac.uk/services/

 

read more

An employer is asking for an internship or placement agreement – how do I get one?

13 views   |   0 Vote this question as useful.   0 Vote this question as not useful.   |   Last updated on Jul 16, 2020    Placement / Internship

 

Some international employers require an internship or placement to be part of your course or take place while you are a student.  Find out more about if your placement or internship is eligible https://www.careers.manchester.ac.uk/findjobs/placement/internationalplacements/placementagreements/

read more

How do I get an academic or employer reference?

11 views   |   0 Vote this question as useful.   0 Vote this question as not useful.   |   Last updated on Jul 16, 2020    References Applications

Depending on your circumstances and the purpose of the application, an employer or postgraduate course provider may ask for a number of references. These may come from your current employer or academic school, or past employment or study depending on what you have done most recently and, or what is relevant. Find out more https://www.careers.manchester.ac.uk/applicationsinterviews/faqs/references/

read more

Can I get a visa to work in the UK after my degree?

9 views   |   0 Vote this question as useful.   0 Vote this question as not useful.   |   Last updated on Jul 16, 2020    Visas

There are a number of options for international students to stay and work in the UK after study.  Find out more here: https://www.careers.manchester.ac.uk/international/ukworkafterstudy/

read more

I want to speak to a person

The answers to most careers questions are on our website, however for careers guidance or those difficult to discuss questions talk to us.  You can use the chat function on this page when it is available or email us.

If you need to discuss your career planning check for drop in events or book a careers appointment via careerslink  https://www.careers.manchester.ac.uk/careerslink/

read more

How do I reset my password on CareersLink?

9 views   |   0 Vote this question as useful.   0 Vote this question as not useful.   |   Last updated on Jul 16, 2020    CareersLink

If you are current student you cannot change your login or password these are linked to your main University IT account 

If you are a graduate who completed their course less than 2 years ago then you will just need to reset your password.  Email careerslink@manchester.ac.uk with your student ID number the email account you want to use. 

read more

 I can’t remember my appointment time or location – how can I find it?

8 views   |   0 Vote this question as useful.   0 Vote this question as not useful.   |   Last updated on Jul 16, 2020    Appointments CareersLink

The time date and location of your careers appointment are in the confirmation and reminder emails we sent you. ( check your spam folder too)

Alternatively you can check on Careerslink go to www.manchester.ac.uk/careerslink  - View my activity > appointments

read more

What hours can I work on my student Tier 4 Visa?

8 views   |   0 Vote this question as useful.   0 Vote this question as not useful.   |   Last updated on Jul 15, 2020    Visas

Most students can work while they are studying find out more here:

https://www.careers.manchester.ac.uk/international/workduringstudy/ 

read more

How can I practice psychometric tests?

8 views   |   0 Vote this question as useful.   0 Vote this question as not useful.   |   Last updated on Jul 16, 2020   

There is a lot of information about different employer tests on our website.  University of Manchester students and recent graduates can also access Graduates First and Profiling for Success tests for free. https://www.careers.manchester.ac.uk/applicationsinterviews/psychometric/

read more

How do I cancel a careers appointment?

8 views   |   0 Vote this question as useful.   0 Vote this question as not useful.   |   Last updated on Jul 16, 2020    Appointments

If you are unable to make your careers appointment you can cancel it by emailing careers.info@manchester.ac.uk

You will need to send your student ID number and the date and time of the appointment you are cancelling.

The email must be received before the start of your appointment.

read more

How do I get a graduate scheme or graduate job?

8 views   |   0 Vote this question as useful.   0 Vote this question as not useful.   |   Last updated on Jul 28, 2020    Getting started

There are lots of types of graduate jobs. Graduate training schemes that take on lots of new graduates in one intake are just a small proportion of the jobs available. Find out more about finding graduate jobs here: https://www.careers.manchester.ac.uk/findjobs/graduatejobs/

read more

What help can I get for interviews?

7 views   |   0 Vote this question as useful.   0 Vote this question as not useful.   |   Last updated on Jul 16, 2020    Appointments Interviews

We have information and advice to help you prepare and practice for an interview.  These include guidance/coaching to help you prepare or simulations to improve your technique.

https://www.careers.manchester.ac.uk/applicationsinterviews/interviews/

read more

I missed an event / webinar is there a recording?

7 views   |   0 Vote this question as useful.   0 Vote this question as not useful.   |   Last updated on Jul 16, 2020    Events

Many of our online events and webinars are recorded.  Check back after a week to see if it’s made it onto our YouTube channel  https://www.youtube.com/c/manchestercareers

read more

back to top