The University of Aberdeen Careers and Employability Service has developed a series of mini career courses covering 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 Courses

Mini Career Course: Job search for International Students

This short course will give you an introduction to the UK job market, what opportunities are available to students and graduates, how to apply and what visa options are open to international students. It is aimed at any student from outwith the UK but particularly at those on student visas. We anticipate it should take around 10-15 minutes to complete.

Mini Career Course: Prepare for the fair

In this mini career course we will explore how to prepare effectively for careers fairs, including online events, and how to make the most of the experience on the day.

Mini Career Course: Making the most of your time at University

Welcome to the University of Aberdeen! If you are entering university from college it is important to make an early start on career planning and building your employability. This short course will provide you with information and advice about how to make the most of your time at university. It is designed so that you can develop some ideas of what you would like to do from when you fist start your studies and know how to build the skills and experience which employers in that sector value. We anticipate it should take around 15 minutes to complete.

Mini Career Course: Developing Career Plans

This mini career course introduces you to a wide range of tools that can be helpful at every stage of the career planning journey, enabling you to explore your options, developing and building on ideas you already have and perhaps widening your scope and introducing new ideas to consider. This mini career course is relevant to students who haven't started to think about their career plan yet. It is also relevant to students with a set career path in mind to ensure you know of the steps needed to make it a reality. The course should take about 15 minutes to complete

Mini Career Course: Job market research

Understanding the job market and opportunities in different sectors and locations is an important part of career planning and decision making. This mini career course gives an insight into the type of information available to you and how it can help inform your next steps.

Mini Career Course: Finding Vacancies

In this mini online career course you will find out about the types of opportunities available to you, where to find advertised opportunities and access the "hidden job market".

Mini Career Course: Linkedin: Building your Profile

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 course takes you through all the steps you need to get your profile ready to start connecting.

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.

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.

Mini Career Course: Successful applications

In this mini online career course you will learn how to complete employer applications successfully and avoid the pitfalls of online applications. We will also highlight key resources to help you.

Mini Career Course: Successful interviews

This mini career course aims to develop your understanding of the different types of interviews used by recruiters - whether the interview is by phone, online or in person.

Mini Career Course: Psychometric Tests

This short course will help you to learn about the sorts of psychometric tests which are widely used in graduate recruitment. The course should take about 15 minutes to complete.

Mini Career Course: Applying for Initial Teacher Education (PGDE)

This mini career course will consider the different ways of applying to postgraduate Initial Teacher Education (ITE) in the UK, with a focus on the PGDE in Scotland. The course should take around 30 minutes to complete.

Mini Career Course: Applying for a Masters

This mini career course is designed to help you to prepare to make applications for Masters degrees. Key resources are highlighted and you will have the opportunity to review extracts from personal statements.

Mini Career Course: Applying for a PhD

This mini career course is designed to help you to prepare to make applications for PhD level study. Key resources are highlighted.

Mini Career Course: Developing Commercial Awareness

This mini career course is designed to help you understand commercial awareness and why commercial awareness is important. The course will also provide guidance on how to develop commercial awareness and will highlight key resources to help you. The course should take around 15 minutes to complete.

Mini Career Course: Developing Resilience

This mini online career course is designed to help you understand the nature of resilience and why resilience is important. The course will provide guidance on how to develop resilience and will highlight key resources to help you.

Mini Career Course: Workplace Professionalism

This mini career course will help you to learn about aspects of cultural awareness, typical UK workplace culture and identify what constitutes professional behaviour both in the workplace and online.

Mini Career Course: Making the most of the summer

This mini career course will guide you through some suggestions for how you can stay productive and work towards your career goals this summer, with opportunities in May and June 2021. The course should take around 15 minutes to complete.

Mini Career Course: 5 questions every graduating student should ask themselves

In this mini career course we aim to answer the five questions every graduating student should ask themselves as they leave university and look to the future. The course should take around 15 minutes to complete.

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