Whatever stage you are at with your career planning there are a range of ways that you can interact with our professional Careers team. All registered students and recent graduates (within 5 years of date of graduation) are welcome to make appointments or submit online queries. Please click on the boxes below to find out more.

Quick Queries (10 minutes)

These appointments can be used for getting started with a wide range of topics, including: 

•    Preparation for interviews and assessment centres 
•    Work experience 
•    Further study and funding 
•    Job-seeking strategies 
•    How to write CVs/ covering letters/ online profiles (NOT feedback) 

Quick Query appointments last a maximum of 10 minutes. This rule is strictly adhered to. If you arrive more than 5 minutes late you will be asked to make another appointment. If your query can not be answered in 10 minutes, please make a 30 minute appointment.

Appointments are available Monday to Friday in the Careers and Employability Service open plan area on the second floor of the Students' Union building. They are released for booking 24 hours in advance which means you can book an appointment for the current or next day.

Quick Query appointments are booked online using CareerConnect. If you are a prospective student or a student or graduate of another university please call (01224) 273601 to arrange an appointment.

CV/ Application Feedback (15 minutes)

These appointments are only for getting feedback on CVs, covering letters, application forms, LinkedIn profiles and personal statements. For all other quick queries please book a Quick Query appointment. 

Please note that we will give advice about the content of your applications, but we do not offer a proof reading service. Please check your work thoroughly before submitting for feedback. Please also bring a print copy of your application with you.

CV/ Application Feedback appointments last a maximum of 15 minutes. This rule is strictly adhered to. If you arrive more than 5 minutes late you will be asked to make another appointment. If your query can not be answered in 15 minutes, please make a 30 minute appointment.

Appointments are available Monday to Friday in the Careers and Employability Service open plan area on the second floor of the Students' Union building. They are released for booking 24 hours in advance which means you can book an appointment for the current or next day.

CV/ Application Feedback appointments are booked online using CareerConnect. If you are a prospective student or a student or graduate of another university please call (01224) 273601 to arrange an appointment.

Appointments with a Careers Adviser for your degree subject (30 minutes)

These appointments can be used for a range of activities:

  • discussing your career options
  • exploring specific career ideas
  • identifying courses of action to realise your goals
  • discussing how to prepare for interviews or assessment centres

Appointments can be conducted in person, by telephone or online. 

Please note that you are not able to book one of these appointments for the current day.

How to book an appointment 

  • University of Aberdeen students, graduates and staff can book appointments online using CareerConnect or by phoning 01224 273601.
  • If you are a thinking of applying to study at the University of Aberdeen or are a student or graduate of another university, please call us on (01224) 273601.
Practice interview (1 hour)

To book an appointment please call us on 01224 273601 or ask at our Reception Desk in the Careers and Employability Service.

Appointments can be conducted in person, by telephone or online.

Please note that you will not be able to book one of these appointments for the current day.

Submit a query online to our Virtual Adviser

This confidential email enquiry service is only available to students and graduates of the University of Aberdeen, who are not currently studying at another university. We aim to respond to your enquiry within 3 working days. Please keep in mind that Advisers have only 15 minutes to deal with each query. 

Please submit only one query at a time. Take time to work through our feedback. This should help you in shaping your future applications and career ideas.

You can use this service for advice and information on:

  • career options and career plannining
  • searching for vacancies
  • further study and funding
  • making applications, including feedback on CVs, covering letters, application forms and personal statements

Please submit only one document for feedback at a time, ie a CV, or a covering letter, or no more than three answers from an application form. A job description or other supporting document can be helpful to include.

We will be happy to provide you with feedback on the content, layout and impact of your applications. We will not correct spelling and grammatical errors for you. Ask friends and family to help with this if you are struggling.

How to submit a Virtual Adviser query

  • Login to CareerConnect
  • Click on "Virtual Adviser Queries" from the menu bar
  • Click on "Submit Virtual Adviser Query"