Career and employability advice

Our Careers and EmployabilityTeam  is here to help you develop the knowledge, skills and experience needed to make informed decisions and to build a rewarding career. Services are available to students and  recent graduates for up to three years following graduation. For details of service policies and our commitment to support you please see our Vision Statement and Service Guidelines

If you have a disability and require assistance to access any of our services please contact us on careers@londonmet.ac.uk   

Log into MyCareer

to book appointments, access job, placement and volunteering opportunities or ask a question.  If you experience difficulty in accessing "MyCareer" please contact careers@londonmet.ac.uk

Log into Careers Portal

For up to date careers information and interactive resources to support your career journey   If you are a graduate you can request access via the Alumni pages

Quick Queries

These are 20-minute sessions with a Careers Consultant designed to address specific issues such as help with your CV or an application form for example.

Quick queries sessions are offered at both Holloway and Aldgate Student Hubs.   

Holloway Student Hub, Tower Building TM1-89
Term time: 11:00 to 15:00, Monday - Friday.  

Aldgate Student Hub, Calcutta House CMGN-24
Term time: 13:00 to 15:00, Tuesday only

Accessing services from March 23 2020

Although the University buildings are now closed you are still able to access the careers support you need remotely.

  • If you would like to speak to a member of the careers team this can be arranged via phone/video link. Log into the “mycareer” system where you can book an appointment time with a careers consultant or a member of the job shop/mettemps team. 
  • Alternatively, if you need help with an application, you can forward your CV, draft application form or personal statement for review and feedback, ideally including details of the opportunity you are applying for. This too can be done via the “my career” system, using the “ask a question” facility.

https://mycareer.londonmet.ac.uk/home.html

  • Workshops will continue to be offered in a webinar format. Book as usual through Eventbrite and on the day you will be forwarded a link allowing you to take part.
  • You can access a wide range of interactive careers resources 24/7 via our careers portal.

 If you have any other question or enquiry, or are having difficulties accessing the system above, then you can always email careers@londonmet.ac.uk for advice and support.

Guidance Interviews

Guidance Interviews are slightly longer (lasting approximately 30 minutes) and can be used to address a variety of issues, for example:

  • Exploring different career areas 
  • Researching employers and sectors
  • Searching for work or placement opportunities
  • Practicing interview techniques

To book a guidance interview

Log into MyCareer

Next steps was a two day careers event which included a series of webinars led by employers, recruiters and careers consultants. Topics include creating a CV with impact, how to make effective use of recruitment agencies, how to adapt your job search in the current climate and much more. Although this event has now concluded, the webinar recordings can be accessed through the careers portal.   

A series of "meet the employer" webinars are being run on the London Met careers portal.  These include:

Virtual internships 

Wednesday August 5 at 14:00

This webinar covers the different types of virtual internship; what they involve; the challenges and opportunities; the dos and don’ts and the value in doing them.  This webinar is offered by SRS.  To book a place you must register in advance on the SRS website and you will then be sent a joining link.  

How to create a LinkedIn profile for networking
Thursday August 6 at 14:00

This webinar is an introduction to your professional presence online and the networking site LinkedIn. In this interactive session you will gain an insight into the different ways in which you can use LinkedIn and learn about the key elements of developing an effective LinkedIn profile. Book your place through eventbrite

Develop your skills in completing application forms
Monday August 10 at 11:00

Come along to this webinar to find out how you can make the most of your skills, promote yourself effectively and make your application form stand out from the rest.  Book your place through eventbrite

Video Interviews
Wednesday August 12 at 14:00

In the current climate, employers are adopting a virtual approach to hiring and conducting interviews remotely by using video conferencing tools.  This webinar provides an essential guide to delivering an effective video interview performance. Whether you are a current student or recent graduate about to embark on your career journey, we will take you step by step through the process of what is typically involved in a video interview and how best to prepare. Book your place through eventbrite

Virtual internships 
Friday August 14 at 11:00

This webinar covers the different types of virtual internship; what they involve; the challenges and opportunities; the dos and don’ts and the value in doing them.  This webinar is offered by SRS.  To book a place you must register in advance on the SRS website and you will then be sent a joining link.  

These run throughout each academic year and offer students the opportunity to be matched to experienced professionals across a variety of sectors.  They involve a partnership between mentor and mentee based on sharing information, knowledge and experiences to support learning and career growth.   Applications are open for this academic year.

The schemes allow you to extend your knowledge of your chosen sector, to gain a greater understanding of the roles available, to build your confidence and to extend your professional network. 

The Career Mentoring Programme matches current students with professional mentors. The mentors come from a range of subject disciplines and will have over three years professional experience in their sector. The scheme runs for approximately 5 months and it is expected that mentors and students will have a minimum of five meetings.

If you are a current London Met student and would like to be mentored, please complete the student application form.  

If you are a professional and are interested in sharing your professional experience and knowledge with a current student, complete the mentor application form.

If you would like further information on these programmes please email the mentoring team: mentoring@londonmet.ac.uk

Care leavers are welcome to use the Careers & Employability Service during their time at London Met and for up to three years after graduation. We are looking forward to working with you!

In addition to our regular services, we provide the following unique services for care leavers;

  • One to one support from a specialist careers consultant where you can discuss job searching, job applications, CVs and interview preparation. You can also talk about your future career options.
  • A termly newsletter updating you about suitable job and internship opportunities and upcoming careers events and webinars
  • An event for care leavers with input from other university services, such as Student Money & Accommodation Advice, Counselling and the Disability & Disability Service. A great opportunity for you to receive information, advice and guidance from a wide variety of professionals.

For further information, please contact; Tiffany Platt (T.Platt@londonmet.ac.uk)

London Metropolitan University has a diverse population with students from over 150 different countries contributing to our rich learning environment.  Download our document on Programmes for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic students  for details of a range of opportunities to allow you to develop your employability skills and help you achieve your career goals.

Download the Careers information resources for mature students  sheet for information on employment rights as well as job hunting advice.

Download the Careers resources for students with disabilities  information sheet for guidance on disclosure of disability during the recruitment process as well as a range of external organisations offering tailored support.  If you need support to access any of the services offered by the Careers and Employability team, please get in touch on careers@londonmet.ac.uk, or call on 0207 133 4033

Internships

Are you in your penultimate or final year of university or have you graduated within the last two years?  If so, join Change 100 and unlock your potential.  On offer is 3 months of paid work experience to kick start your career.

Change 100 is for talented students and graduates with disabilities or long-term health conditions — including physical, visual or hearing impairments, mental health conditions and learning disabilities and difficulties like dyslexia and dyspraxia.

For the latest news on Careers and Employability service activities, events and opportunities please follow our blog

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