Resources

Below you can find PDF copies of our Essential Career Skills booklets and other resources available for downloading. Please contact us at careers@chester.ac.uk if you require one of our publications in an alternative format.

Access our podcasts (online audio interviews) from different professionals.

A-Z  Essential Career Skills Booklets:

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A

Accounting and Finance Key Websites

Adventure and Outdoor Pursuit Key Websites

Advertising Key Websites

Animal Science Key Websites

Archaeology Key Websites

Art and Design Key Websites

 

Applications

10 Common errors and typos in applications

10 Ways to enhance your job application

Assessment Centres

 

B

Biology Key Websites

Biomedical Sciences Key Websites 

Bioscience - Options with a Bioscience Degree

Bioscience Career Resources for Undergraduates (Society of Biology)

Business Key Websites

 

C

Career Planning Timeline 2015/16 - Careers and Employability

The Charitable Sector Key Websites

Chemical Engineering - Key Websites

Chemical Engineering - Examples of organisations who employ Engineering Graduates

The Chester Difference Graduate Profile: What Makes You Stand Out?

Computing Key Websites

Contractor - The complete guide to (ContractorUK)

Counselling Key Websites

Criminology Key Websites

 

CV Resources 

How to write a CV

Information to include in CV for part-time work

Academic CV Example for PhDs

Non-Academic Professional Profile CV for PhDs

Non-Academic Standard CV for PhDs

CVs and Covering Letters (Prospects resource)

Applications and CVs for graduate jobs (Targetjobs)

 

Covering Letter Resources 

How to write a Covering Letter

10 Things to remember when writing a covering letter

 

D

Dance Key Websites

Diversity in Employment Key Websites

Diversity and Equality Key Websites

Drama and Theatre Studies Key Websites

 

E

Education Alternatives - Teaching in alternative sectors and alternative roles in education (TARGETjobs)

Electrical & Electronic Engineering Key Websites

Electrical & Electronic Engineering – Examples of some organisations who employ Engineering Graduates

English and Creative Writing Key Websites

English Language and Linguistics Key Websites

Events Management Key Websites

 

Employers

10 Questions to ask employers at careers fairs

10 Things employers want from you!

10 Ways to engage with employers

10 Ways you can meet with employers

 

F

Fashion Branding and Communication Key Websites

Fashion Designer Key Websites

Final year 10 Things to do

Fine Art Key Websites

First year 10 Things to do

Food, Nutrition and Health Key Websites

Forensic Biology Key Websites

Business Skills for Freelances (Creativetoolkit)

 

G

General Careers Information Key Websites

Geography Key Websites

Graduate Jobs in the UK & North West Key Websites

Graduate Schemes List

Graduate & Apprentice Manager (Public Sector) - Laura Herbert (podcast)

Graduate Trainee (Public Sector) - Philip Brough (podcast)

Graphic Design Key Websites

 

H

Health and Social Care Key Websites

Health Promotion & Nutrition Manager - Nicola Calder (podcast)

History and Archaeology Key Websites

Human Nutrition - Career Planning for Human Nutrition Students

Human Resources Key Websites

 

I

Information Technology Key Websites

International Development Studies Key Websites

Internships Key Websites

International Students - working in the UK (TARGETjobs)

 

Interviews

10 Interview dos and don'ts

10 questions to ask at interview

Going for Interviews

Guide To Information Interviews

10 Possible interview questions

Succeeding at Interviews for Creative Opportunities (Creativetoolkit)

Telephone Interview Techniques

The Only Graduate Career Guide to Information Technology 2012/13

 

J

Job Application Advice (AGCAS resource)

Journalism Key Websites

Journalist - Robert Platt (podcast)

 

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Law

Law Key Websites

Careers in Law - Timetable for Law Students 2014/15

Career Planning for Law Students

Solicitor - Daniel Watkins (podcast)

Solicitor - Lachlan Nisbet (podcast)

 

Languages Key Websites

 

M

Marketing yourself - 10 ways to market yourself

Midwifery - Career Planning for Midwifery Students

Mental Health - Graduate Career Opportunities

Motivation -  10 Strategies for Staying Motivated

Management Key Websites

Marketing Officer (Charity) - Jane Arends (podcast)

Marketing Key Websites

Mathematics Careers (Institute of mathematics & its applications)

Mathematics Key Websites

Mathematics Key Job Websites

Mechanical Engineering – Key Websites

Mechanical Engineering – Examples of some organisations who employ Engineering Graduates

Media: General Key Websites

Media: Film Key Websites

Media: Music Key Websites

Media: Popular Music Key Websites

Midwifery Key Websites

 

N

Nutrition & Dietetics - Career Planning for Nutrition and Dietetic Students

Natural Hazard Management Key Websites

 

Nursing

Nursing Key Websites

Nursing - Career Planning for Nursing Students

Nursing Recruitment Agencies Key Websites

Nursing - Writing a Personal Statement for a Nursing Job

 

Nutrition and Health Key Websites

 

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P

 

Part-time Work

10 things to help you with part-time work

Applying for part-time Work

 

PGRs & PhD Students

Academic CV Example for PhDs

Academic Job Application Letters

Non-Academic Job Application Letters for PhDs

Non-Academic Professional Profile CV for PhDs

Non-Academic Standard CV for PhDs

Researcher Career Development Plan 

 

Postgraduate Study

About Postgraduate Study (AGCAS resource)

Guide to Postgraduate Study

 

Psychology

Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners: Playing a key role in maintaining the nation's wellbeing: Best Practice Guide

Psychology Student Employability Guide

 

Career Planning for Public Health Nutrition Students

Photography/Digital Photography Key Websites

Careers in Police and The Legal System Key Websites

Politics Key Websites

Politics and Sociology Key Websites

Public Relations and Advertising Key Websites

Probation Jobs Key Websites

Psychology Key Websites

Clinical Psychologist - Linda Buchan (podcast)

 

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Recruitment Agencies - Chester

Recruitment Agencies – Warrington

 

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Social Work

Career Planning for Social Work Students

10 career-related social media tips

Making Applications for Social Work

 

10 Things to do in your second year

Self-employment (Prospects resource)

Self Employment Key Websites

Resources for students/graduates considering self-employment

Social Worker - Norman Goodwin (podcast)

Social Work Key Websites

Sociology Key Websites

Sport  Key Websites

10 Ways to Support our Graduates

Stonewall Top 100 Employers 2016

 

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Teaching

Alternatives to Teaching in a School

Enhancing your CV for your First Teaching Post

Find Teaching Vacancies

Getting a Teaching Job

Getting your First Teaching Job

How to write a Personal Statement for Teaching Applications

NQT Statutory Induction - What to Expect

Resources and Support for Potential Teachers with a Disability

Teaching (includes information on teacher training applications) (TARGETpostgrad)

Teaching and education graduate careers advice (TARGETjobs)

Teaching Applications and Interviews

 

Taking Time Out Key Websites

Telephone Interview Techniques

Theology and Religious Studies Key Websites

Tourism Key Websites

 

U

UK and North West Graduate Key Websites

 

V

 

W

Wildlife Conservation & Ecology Key Websites

How to organise your own Work Shadowing Visit

 

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Y

Youth Offending Worker - Jez Brown (podcast)

Working with Young People Key Websites

 

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