Your career starts here
Whilst career planning might seem like a daunting task, there is a multitude of help available that can identify and provide the support you need. Whether you are clear on your career goals, or unsure of where to begin, we are here to support you at every step of your journey towards employment.
Here are our top 5 tips on how to get started:
1. Stop by the GGE careers notice board
Career Events and Future Direction Sheets, along with other important careers information is provided on the ground floor of the William Smith Building, opposite the main lecture theatre (WS0.06) by the seating area.
Future Direction Sheets provide information on the career options available through your degree. They detail key employability statistics and related to your degree and highlight relevant careers, the skill-set you gain from studying your degree and how they align to degree specific jobs.
2. Contact your career tutor
Dr Antonia Law is the GGE Careers Tutor and is available for consultation regarding careers. Appointments can be made via email.
3. Visit the University Careers and Employability Centre
Careers and Employability provides a wealth of online information and guidance on careers. There is also a variety of useful resources including advice with careers planning, self-assessment and links to arrange meetings with career advisors
4. Attend career specific events and engage with employers
Whether you are an undergraduate or postgraduate student, Careers and Employability host a range of events from careers lectures, drop-in, one –to one sessions, career fairs, workshops covering careers related topics such as CV writing, LinkedIn, and internships.
Careers and Employability provide ample opportunities to engage with employers. These opportunities are particularly beneficial for helping you to learn more about the employment sector and the skills that employers seek.
5. Improve your employability through an Internship
Internships are an increasingly important way of gaining work experience, skills and an understanding of the career you may want to follow. Here is a very useful Internship Toolkit covering all of the things you need to know about finding, arranging and completing an Internship.
For further career inspiration, view the career achievements of past Keele students on our prospectus pages, or browse the below career sites:
Earth Science & Geography Careers Web Sites
- Earthworks Earth Science Jobs Worldwide
- ENDS Environmental Jobs
- GEOWEB Job Search and Resume Posting
- Working Smart International Petroleum Recruitment Consultancy
- Energy Institute
- Geological Society Careers Information
- American Geological Institute Geoscience Careers Page
- Geography Jobs: a job search and job by e-mail service that is focused on bringing together geographers and employers in need of their talents
- Anglo American: global mining company focused on safe, responsible, and sustainable practices
The Green Jobs Network of Websites
The Green Jobs Network of Websites consists of specialist job boards that are wholly dedicated to recruitment in the green sector. They are user-friendly websites offering registered candidates a highly flexible and easy to use interface. The websites are as follows;
General Career Links
- General UK Jobs (milkround)
- Academic Jobs
- Academic and Research Jobs
- Jobs Unlimited (Guardian/Observer)
- New Scientist
- Graduate Jobs
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