Careers Service


All you need to know about our appointments service

How do I book an appointment?

You can book your appointment in MyCareerHub:

Book an appointment in MyCareerHub

There are no appointments left, how can I get help?

Don’t worry, there are lots of ways we can help you. Staff at our Welcome Desk will show you information and signpost you to resources and services, and you can come to our Information and Advice Drop-ins without making an appointment.

Information and Advice Drop-in times

Who can have an appointment?

All current University of Edinburgh students and graduates up to 2 years after graduation

What can I talk about?

Anything to do with careers – it’s your time! We can give feedback on job applications and talk to you about your career plans and ideas. We also offer practice interviews.

Do I need to know what I want to do?

No!  It’s OK if you don’t know what you want to do – we’re here to help

When can I have an appointment?

We offer appointments Monday-Friday at a range of times. Check for details in MyCareerHub

Appointments in MyCareerHub

How far in advance do I need to book?

Most of our appointments can be booked up to 2 days’ in advance. For practice interviews you need to book at least 3 days' in advance

How long will my appointment be?

Most of our appointments are 20 minutes. Practice interviews are 45 minutes.

Where can I have my appointment?

We offer appointments at both our Main Library and King’s Buildings offices and by Skype

How many appointments can I have?

You can have up to 2 appointments in a 2 week period and up to 2 practice interviews a year

What if I’m late for my appointment?

If you’re more than 5 minutes late for your appointment then we won’t be able to see you

I need to cancel my appointment, what should I do?

You can cancel your appointment in MyCareerHub up to 2 hours before the start time.  After this you can’t cancel but please ring us on 0131 650 4670 or email to let us know you can’t attend

Who should I see?

You can see any consultant or you can choose to see the careers consultant for your School – it’s your choice.  Find out who your School careers consultant is here:

List of careers consultants

Do I need to do anything before I come?

Please prepare for your appointment so we can make the most of the time.  Read our advice on what to do before you book your appointment here:

What to do before you book your appointment

Do I need to bring anything with me?

If you want feedback on an application please bring a copy with you

I’m away from Edinburgh can I still have an appointment?

Yes – all of our appointments can be done by Skype

Can I bring someone with me?

Yes but please remember it’s your appointment so we’ll focus on you and your needs


Our Fair use policy

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