Careers Service

Information resources

Find out how to do your own careers research using the resources we've gathered together.

Using careers information

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Careers research guide for University of Edinburgh students

E-books

Matriculated students can access these in University of Edinburgh Library’s e-resources:

How to pass graduate psychometric tests - helps you prepare for psychometric tests and personality questionnaires by revising basic English and maths skills and providing hundreds of practice questions, with detailed answers and explanations.

How to pass graduate psychometric tests

Management level psychometric assessments - practice questions from numerical and verbal tests and attitude/personality questionnaires, with answers, explanations and advice.

Management level psychometric assessments

How to pass advanced verbal reasoning tests - ideal for graduate and management trainee applicants, you can familiarise yourself with the different types of tests and how best to approach them; you can also practice hundreds of questions, and read answers and explanations.

How to pass advanced verbal reasoning tests

Improve your verbal reasoning - explains the different verbal reasoning questions that you may encounter and how your skills are tested; there are practice tests, with answers and explanations to help you prepare.

Improve your verbal reasoning

How to pass advanced numeracy tests - practice questions and detailed explanations on quantitative reasoning, data interpretation and business judgement to help you prepare for graduate level tests; there is also a section that revises the basics.

How to pass advanced numeracy tests

Improve your numerical reasoning - this book explains why numerical testing is used and how best to prepare. The different types of numerical tests are explained, and there are practice tests with answers and explanations, allowing you to brush up on the numerical skills you learned at school but maybe haven’t used in a while.

Improve your numerical reasoning

How to pass data interpretation tests - intended for intermediate to advanced levels, this book will familiarise you with data interpretation tests and has answers and explanations for the practice examples to help you improve your scores.

How to pass data interpretation tests

How to pass diagrammatic reasoning tests - 300 practice questions and 26 practice tests (answers and explanations are given too) to help you prepare for abstract, input type and spatial reasoning tests.

How to pass diagrammatic reasoning tests

 

Brilliant interview - gives advice for before, during and after interviews.

Brilliant interview

How to succeed at an assessment centre - gives practical advice on how to prepare for assessment centres and on group and role play exercises, presentations, in-tray and case study exercises, personality questionnaires and panel interviews.

How to succeed at an assessment centre

Job interviews: top answers to tough questions - hundreds of potential interview questions are examined in this book, along with suggested ways of approaching them and possible pitfalls to avoid. More general information on creating a positive impression and making a strong exit is also included.

Job interviews: top answers to tough questions

 

Brilliant career coach - while mainly aimed at those considering a career change, this book guides you through a range of different activities to help you reflect on what you want from your career and how to go about achieving it.

Brilliant career coach

Career reboot: 24 tips for tough times - a motivational book that is aimed at people whose careers have had a set-back rather than students/recent graduates, with advice on job searching strategies and selling yourself effectively.

Career reboot: 24 tips for tough times

How to get a job you’ll love - takes a refreshing look at career planning, teaching you how to think outside the box, tap into your hidden talents and identify your ideal career.

How to get a job you’ll love

Moving on in your career: a guide for academic researchers and postgraduates - has information on careers within academic research, lecturing and alternative career paths.

Moving on in your career: a guide for academic researchers and postgraduates

 

From business cards to business relationships: personal branding and profitable networking made easy - for those who are new to networking or who are looking to develop their networking skills, this book explores the different steps to successful networking, from building a professional image to attending events.

From business cards to business relationships: personal branding and profitable networking made easy

How to succeed as a scientist - from postdoc to professor - this book explores how to develop and excel in a scientific academic career path; topics covered include becoming an independent researcher and thriving in your first job.

How to succeed as a scientist – from postdoc to professor

How to succeed with people - full of “bite size wisdom” to help you improve your communication and interpersonal skills.

How to succeed with people

 

Reference books

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