Appointment topicsWhatever stage you are at with your career planning, from first year to final year and beyond, there are many ways in which you can interact with our professional team.

All registered University of Aberdeen students and graduates, regardless of year of study or degree subject, are welcome to make appointments or submit online queries. Use the links below to find out more.

If you have a quick question, you can also visit us in person. Please read our Covid guidelines on what to expect if you plan to visit us. We may refer you to our other services if we can't answer your question immediately but you will always find a friendly welcome!

CV/application feedback appointments (20 minutes - online or in person)

These appointments are for feedback on CVs, covering letters, application forms, personal statements and LinkedIn profiles.

Appointments are either conducted:

  • online: this will involve a live conversation using webcam and microphone. (Full access instructions will be provided.)
  • in person: appointments will take place on the second floor of the Students' Union Building. Please read our Covid guidelines if you are planning to book an in-person appointment.

Appointments are booked online on CareerConnect. If you have not used CareerConnect before, you may find it helpful to watch the video at the end of this page.

You can book no more than two of these appointments per week. If there are no spaces available, please use our Virtual Adviser Service - or book an appointment with the Careers Adviser for your subject, particularly if you would like us to review more than one document. Information about these options is available in the boxes below.

CV Express Drop-in sessions (every Tuesday and Wednesday)

These sessions allow you to drop-in with your CV, get 1-to-1 professional advice on how to maximise your skills and chances of gaining new employment, and go over any concerns you may have regarding your CV. The events are led by our trained and friendly Student Assistants. Whether you need guidance on the format of your CV, questions about work experience or education, or just need another set of eyes to give it a quick scan, come in and we will find the right answer for you!  

Schedule

  • every Tuesday from 1.30pm to 3.30pm
  • every Wednesday from 1.30pm to 3.30pm

Location

  • Careers and Employability Service, 2nd floor of the Students’ Union Building

No need to book in advance - just come in, grab a seat, and prepare to receive exemplary advice on your CV!  

Submit a query online to our Virtual Adviser, including CV/ Application feedback

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 planning
  • 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 the circle labelled "Virtual Adviser Queries"
  • Click on "Submit a new Virtual Adviser Query"
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
  • receiving feedback on your applications and discussing how to prepare for interviews or assessment centres

Appointments are either conducted:

  • online: this will involve a live conversation using webcam and microphone. (Full access instructions will be provided.)
  • by telephone: please supply your phone nubmer when booking and the Adviser will call you.
  • in person*: appointments will take place in a confidential space on the second floor of the Students' Union Building. Please read our Covid guidelines if you are planning to book an in-person appointment.

*Please check the location of the appointment in CareerConnect before choosing this option as Advisers may work from home on some days.

During vacation periods your preferred Adviser may not be available: you are welcome to make an appointment with an alternative Adviser who will be happy to help.

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. If you experience any problems booking online please send an email to careers@abdn.ac.uk . Please include a contact number in your message and a member of the team will call you to arrange an appointment. If you have not used CareerConnect before you may find it helpful to watch the video at the end of this page.
  • If you are thinking of applying to study at the University of Aberdeen and have some career related questions, please send an email to careers@abdn.ac.uk and include a contact number.
  • If you are currently registered as a student at another university, you can find contact details for other Careers Services on the AGCAS (Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services) website.
Practice interview (1 hour)

If you have an interview scheduled we are able to offer you a one hour practice interview (subject to availability). To book an appointment please telephone 01224 273601 (during office hours) or send an email to careers@abdn.ac.uk. Please include a contact number in your message and a member of the team will call you to arrange an appointment. If you do not have an interview scheduled please have a look at our resources for interview preparation.

Appointments can be conducted online, by phone or in person (subject to availability).

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

Qatar-based students

If you are studying at AFG College in Qatar you can book an appointment with the Career and Internships Manager to discuss any of the following topics: 

  • Feedback on your CV and cover letters
  • Career options and career planning
  • Searching for vacancies
  • Practice interviews 

Appointments are booked online using CareerConnect. From the dashboard screen, go to the Book menu heading and click on Appointments.

Alternatively, you can submit a query using our Virtual Adviser Service. You can access the Virtual Adviser Service by logging into CareerConnect and clicking on the blue circle labelled "Virtual Adviser Queries".

If you have not used CareerConnect before you may find it helpful to watch the video at the end of this page.

If you experience any difficulty or would like any further advice, email studentcareers@afg-aberdeen.edu.qa . Please include a contact number in your message for further communication. 
 

How to use CareerConnect to book appointments and submit queries