Careers Service

Your online presence

You don’t have to come on to campus to connect to our students and graduates. We have a number of ways you can build your profile online too.

Advice regarding COVID 19

Advice for external organisations: novel coronavirus (COVID 19) information

We are currently advising all employers to connect with students and graduates virtually and the Careers Service has a range of online services to support you with this, you can find these below. We can help advise you on which event format may work best for you and your target audience.

Create your Employer Profile:

First things first, our online vacancies and events portal MyCareerHub has over 70,000 registered students and graduates! Create a free profile for your organisation so that students and graduates can follow you and browse the events and opportunities you promote. Even if you don't have current vacancies or events to promote, it is worth creating a profile or checking that your existing profile gives students a good overview of who you are and the kind of opportunities you are likely to be able to offer.

Create a profile on MyCareerHub 

Give an online presentation or webinar:

If you are recruiting for this year, we want to help students find those opportunities, so we’re offering free online presentations to help you tell students about them. Teaching and assessment is all being conducted online and we recommend that all events be delivered virtually.

An online presentation or webinar is a great, flexible way to talk to students about your opportunities from a distance. Whether you are new to online presenting, or have the software and presentation ready to go, we can facilitate you connecting with our students, without you having to come onto campus.

Contact the employer team if you are interested

Guide to holding an online event for students at Univerity of Edinburgh

We often record webinars for our own records we seek permission from employers using the consent form here:-

Recording Consent Form

If you are interested in being added to our mailing list to be kept up to date on booking a online presentation or webinar for academic year 2020/21, please email the employer team to discuss.

Please note that we are not promoting any opportunities that require students to travel from one country to another to take up the experience which have start dates before the 1st August. This relates to the most recent government advice against non-essential travel globally. We are keen to continue working with you and are happy to have conversations with you as things evolve, and as FCO guidance changes.

 

Send a targeted email:

If you are recruiting at the moment, we want to help students find those opportunities, so we’re offering free targeted emails to help you tell students about them. We understand that employers who recruit for specific skills may want to target specific cohorts of students. We have a targeted emailing service which allows you to target specific groups of students. This service is continuing to operate throughout the Covid-19 outbreak as we are keen to highlight ongoing recruitment activity to students.

Standard cost:  £35 + VAT per subject area, per year group (please note employers who are recruiting at the moment will recieve this service for free, contact the employer team if you are interested).

General Information for Targeted Emailing

If you are interested in being added to our mailing list to be kept up to date on booking a targeted email for academic year 2020/21, please email the employer team to discuss.

Please note that we are not promoting any opportunities that require students to travel from one country to another to take up the experience which have start dates before the 1st August. This relates to the most recent government advice against non-essential travel globally. We are keen to continue working with you and are happy to have conversations with you as things evolve, and as FCO guidance changes.

 

Promote your events to students

Wherever you decide to host your event, we want students to know about it! You can list your event for free on MyCareerHub.

If you are interested in being added to our mailing list to be kept up to date on advertising your event with us in academic year 2020/21, please email the employer team to discuss.

Complete an Event Publicity Form

Become a Featured Employer: Online Advert space and plasma screens

Exclusively promote your opportunity or event to on average over 2,500 (data taken from 2018/19) students a week on our jobs portal, MyCareerHub. This service also includes advertising space on over 35 plasma screens across campus, please note that we cannot determine how many students are currently oncampus in the current environment. With just two slots available every week for employers it is a great opportunity to raise your profile online.

Cost: One week in September/October: £250 + VAT, one week at any other time of year: £200 + VAT

Book a Featured Employer slot

Example of Plasma Screen and Featured Employer

If you are interested in being added to our mailing list to be kept up to date on booking a featured employer slot for academic year 2020/21, please email the employer team to discuss.

Please note that we are not promoting any opportunities that require students to travel from one country to another to take up the experience which have start dates before the 1st August. This relates to the most recent government advice against non-essential travel globally. We are keen to continue working with you and are happy to have conversations with you as things evolve, and as FCO guidance changes.

Add your logo:

On MyCareerHub each employer has their own profile page. You can enhance your profile to give it your own branding, and make it stand out by displaying your logo. This will appear next to any opportunities you advertise. 

Cost: £60 + VAT for one academic year

Add a logo to your MyCareerHub profile 

Example of Logo

If you are interested in being added to our mailing list to be kept up to date on booking a logo for academic year 2020/21, please email the employer team to discuss.

 

Write a guest blog

Give students and graduates some insight into your sector or job role by writing a guest blog piece for our Inform.Ed blog describing what it is really like. Get an alum from University of Edinburgh or recent graduate to help write it and give their take on top tips for their peers on getting into the role or industry. We look for 200-400 words and some of the questions you could consider covering are:

  • What is your background? (education/career journey)
  • What does your job look like on a day-to-day basis? What skills do you feel you use from your time at university in your current role (e.g. soft skills, experience from societies etc) and/or how has your degree helped you in your career path?
  • What would you say are the key priorities for your sector right now? What opportunities (roles and skills) do you have across your organisation?
  • What would be your top tips for students and graduates wanting to get a job in your sector?

 

Engage through social media:

While the majority of employer opportunities and events can be promoted on MyCareerHub, we are also happy to consider sharing content with students and graduates through social media. Contact our information team on social media to request social media promotion.

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Please note that we are not promoting any opportunities that require students to travel from one country to another to take up the experience which have start dates before the 1st August. This relates to the most recent government advice against non-essential travel globally. We are keen to continue working with you and are happy to have conversations with you as things evolve, and as FCO guidance changes.

 

If you would like to discuss how to build your online presence or would like to know more about other services, please contact us. 

Related links 

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