Careers Service

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In a hurry? Appointments, CV advice, interview preparation - link to the relevant information or part of our service

Our website is full of good advice to support you with your job hunting and future planning and put you in a good position when you’re ready to take the next step. We recommend you take the time to explore what’s there! But we know that sometimes you’re pushed for time, so here are pointers to the areas we’re most often asked about.  

We want to make it easy for you to get in touch with us, whatever you want to find out or discuss. You can: 

  • start a chat using Live Chat on our website
  • send in a question on MyCareerHub
  • Come to our online information and advice drop-ins, Monday - Friday 1pm - 3pm.  During summer vacation these drop-ins will run on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 1.30-2.30pm. 
  • Come and see us on campus, when we can direct you to appropriate support. Our offices in the Main Library Building and at Murchison House are open, Monday - Friday 10am-4pm   During summer vacation our Main Library Building office will open Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm. Our Murchison House office will open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10am - 4pm.

If you want to look for a job  

Lots of employers ask us to advertise their vacancies because they want Edinburgh students to apply. You’ll find adverts for part-time jobs, internships, and jobs for after graduation here: 

Put these jobsites into context by reading more, here: 

If you want feedback on your CV 

We’re keen that you get the basics of your CV in place before asking us for feedback, so that we can concentrate on the content in our time together! Follow the advice here to get your CV off to a good start. 

If you want to prepare for an interview 

Give yourself the best chance of being offered the job by preparing thoroughly in advance.  

If you want to book an appointment to talk about your future 

Find out about our appointments system.

We offer appointments in-person at both our offices, and online, for your convenience.

In-person appointments:  for feedback on CVs, cover letters and applications we are unable to handle printed copies so bring a laptop/mobile device to send documents to the Careers Consultant, who will share them on a large screen. You can upload documents when you book the appointment but the Consultant won't have time to read these before the appointment.

Please note: we continue to operate within current University guidelines relating to Covid-19

University guidelines governing Covid-19

If you want to see what events and workshops are happening 

There are hundreds of careers and employability events each semester. Check out what’s coming up so you don’t miss out.  See MyCareerHub Events for a complete list, or view some of the highlights on our Flagship Events page.

If you want to browse our resources 

Start with all the information and advice here on our website - and then explore further.

Read and watch careers advice on Careers Service Plus. 

Follow our blog Inform.ed for insights from students, employers, alumni and staff.