The Careers and Employability team is committed to helping you achieve your graduate career ambitions. To enable this, we have created the “Support for career success” package. This includes:
- action planning and goal setting interview followed by regular support from a dedicated Careers Consultant;
- webinars covering all aspects of job search;
- employer webinars;
- matching to graduate roles through JobShop interviews;
- referral to volunteering;
- promotion of Virtual Internships;
- online learning;
- referrals to specialist partner organisations.
To book your first appointment email careers and request a “Support for careers success” appointment.
Graduate Outcomes Survey - Class of 2020
The Graduate Outcomes survey is the biggest annual social survey in the UK and captures the perspectives and current status of graduates. All graduates who completed a higher education course in the UK will be asked to take part in the survey 15 months after they finish their studies. First launched in December 2018 the survey is now in its second year. The survey is carried out by a partner organisation on behalf of London Met and the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA). All data is anonymised and confidential. Your valuable response adds to the collective voice of graduates and the results will give current and future students of London Met an insight into career destinations and development. The results are also used to impact university policy and practice.
It is all about you
- You are among a select group of students who are due to take part in this survey.
- There are four separate survey periods and you will be contacted depending on when you graduated, approximately 15 months after graduation.
How you can help?
- Let us know of any change to your contact details:
- Please take part in the survey. You will be contacted by email, telephone, and/or SMS.
When will you be contacted?
The exact date will be determined by the date on which you graduated and will be between the period December 2020 to November 2021. We will send you a reminder with an update at 6 months, 12 months, and finally 2 weeks prior to the survey commencing.
Looking for work
- Log in to My Career to access a range of vacancies advertised by the University Job Shop: this includes graduate roles as well as temporary and volunteering opportunities. For advice on using Mycareer, refer to the Searching for opportunities on Mycareer guide.
- For ideas on other vacancy sources, refer to the recruitment websites and jobs board pages and download the Graduate Job Search information leaflet.
- Log into the Careers Portal to access the Job Search Engine.
- International students seeking to work in the UK can now use the dedicated platform, Student Circus.
- The careers portal provides a wide range of resources to help you develop your CV and to create a cover letter.
- Download our CVs and Cover Letters information sheet
- Use our new online CV checker to get instant feedback on your CV as well as tips for further development.
- Get feedback on your final draft from a careers consultant: book an appointment or please email your document to Careers
- Considering Postgraduate study and need help with your personal statement? Book an appointment to review your progress.
- It may be helpful just to talk things over with a careers consultant. This conversation might focus on what you enjoyed about your course or previous work experience, what you feel your interests and strengths might be, or what options might now be open to you.
- Online self-assessment tools are available on the Careers portal to help you gain a better understanding of yourself and your motivations.
- Tools such as prospects planner give you a framework to identify your skills and preferences, using the results to match to career areas of potential interest.
- Volunteering can be a valuable way to build your confidence and experience: contact the volunteering team for information
Support for careers success, conference resources
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.
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