Careers Resources

Careers Resources

A comprehensive selection of our online resources specifically for graduating students and graduates.

Resources for graduating students/ graduates


Search for the latest jobs and work experience opportunities. Every job posted on the site is checked by a member of the Careers and Employability team prior to publishing. Remember to update your profile on CareerConnect to receive regular emails of new opportunities tailored to your preferences.

My Plus Students' Club

Lots of useful information on the job application process, including advice on disclosing a disability to an employer. There are also detailed employer profiles.

Bright Network

Free resource for finding internships and graduate jobs. They offer a 4-day virtual internship programme, "Internship Experience UK", which runs in the summer. You can use their website all year round to search for internships and graduate jobs, as well as accessing helpful careers advice.

Prospects Planner Online Career Planning Tool

Online tool, designed specifically for HE, which can help you to explore what careers are suitable for you.

Skills Map (interactive)

This activity will help you think about the skills that you already have and give you an idea of skills you would like to develop. Note: you do not need to sign in to complete this activity.

Guide to creating STARR examples

Employers often assess evidence of applicants demonstrating their required competencies (or skills) in their selection process. Evidence of these competencies is assessed in application forms and during interviews and assessment centres. You can use this guide to the STARR structure to ensure you articulate your competencies in enough depth for employers to assess you.

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GCAS graduate wellbeing resources

Access four toolkits containing advice and strategies for making the transition from university to employment. There are helpful tips on making applications, developing confidence and resilience, job-seeking and coping with anxiety.

Mini Career Courses

The University of Aberdeen Careers and Employability Service has developed a series of mini career courses covers a range of topics from setting up your LinkedIn profile to making applications and doing well at interview. Each online course should take around 15 minutes to complete.

Mini Career Course: Effective CVs and covering letters

This mini online career course is designed to prepare you for writing targeted CVs and covering letters, highlighting key resources to help you.

Finding Graduate Job Vacancies

This page provides links to resources for finding graduate job vacancies in the UK and getting advice on job-seeking strategies. Please be aware that if you are looking for job websites specific to particular work sectors, you will find them linked from the appropriate occupational sections of our website.

Skills Audit Template

A template to help you audit your skills.
If you are using a mac you may encounter problems with the pdf, please use the word version.

SWOT analysis grid

A template to help you analyse your Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats.
If you are using a mac you may encounter problems with the pdf, please use the word version instead.

SMART Goal Setting Activity

This document explains what SMART goal setting is, how to set effective SMART goals and gives you a form to complete with your own goals. This can be a powerful tool for motivating you and focusing your career related activities.
If you are using a mac you may encounter problems with the pdf, please use the word version.

Factors influencing your Career choice

When you are considering your career options there are a number of factors that may influence your decision. This activity will explore some of the main factors that might affect your motivation and satisfaction within a role. Note: you do not need to sign in to complete this activity.

Times Top 100 Graduate Employers

A guide to the leading employers recruiting graduates.

Copies of this item are available to take away from the Careers Service on the second floor of the Hub.

BeWell Podcasts

The BeWell Podcast series focuses on topical wellbeing issues from student pressure points to national wellbeing campaigns. The series is hosted by Wellbeing Adviser Bekah Walker who is joined each week by guest speakers from our staff and student community. There are episodes for graduating students as well as on topics such as overcoming imposter syndrome.

Mini Career Course: Connecting with LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a professional networking platform which provides a multitude of opportunities for students and graduates to research and develop their career opportunities through making meaningful connections. This mini online career course gives you an insight into how to maximise the value of engaging on LinkedIn for your career and professional development.

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