Using the Careers Service
Information and advice about the academic job search
Speaking to someone
Postgraduate students can speak to a Careers Consultant by booking a confidential appointment. These sessions are directed by you and your needs, some examples of common queries include:
- discussion of career options
- job search strategies
- feedback on job applications / CVs or a LinkedIn profile
- practice job interviews
Find out how to book an appointment here: https://www.ed.ac.uk/careers/students/postgraduates
The Careers Service provides access to a huge amount of information about occupations, industries and employers. This is particularly valuable if you are interested in researching options beyond academic research.
The Careers Service website has guidance on career planning and links to career planning tools. These help you to identify your interests and generate career ideas.
Looking for work
The Careers Service can also help you with finding jobs - whether part time work during your PhD, or permanent jobs after you have graduated.