ABERcareers and Events
ABERcareers is our on-line portal that gives you very easy access to our services and a whole lot more, such as:
- Programme of employer-led events – bookable through the portal
- Full programme of career and skills webinars – also bookable through the portal
- Vacancy database with over 7,000 vacancies for all kinds of work opportunities across the globe
- Access to interviews with Careers Consultants
- Enquiries function for all your questions
- Information on integrated industrial year schemes and placement vacancies
- Resources and information to help you with your career planning
Simply login using your university username and password. This video gives you a quick overview of the system.
Many of our workshops and events are now pre-recorded as webinars, or will be delivered as live webinars with recordings of some sessions being made available to you afterwards. See what we have to offer you:
Career and Skills Webinars - Live Events
Career and Skills Webinars 2020
The Careers Service is running a series of live webinars to boost your employability skills during these challenging times. All webinars will be 30 minutes with a 10minute Q&A unless otherwise stated. Webinars will be running live on MS Teams. For more information and to book a place please visit www.aber.ac.uk/ABERcareers and use the search drop down menu to find and select events.
Mon 28th September, 12pm, Applying for part-time jobs in Aberystwyth
Gain tips and advice on finding and applying for part-time jobs locally. Where can you look? What can help your application stand out from the crowd?
Mon 5th October, 11am, CV's part one - Structuring a CV
There are many different templates and guides out there advising you on the structure your CV should have, and it can be difficult to identify which works best for you. During this webinar, we will give you the lowdown on the structure of a CV, which sections and information you can include to showcase your skills and experience. Finally, this webinar will outline the main differences between casual, graduate and postgraduate CVs.
Mon 12th October 10am, Help! I'm a graduate, what next?
Graduated, or soon to graduate and feeling a bit lost about your next career steps? Perhaps you have no idea what to do next, have too many options to choose from, or just need a few pointers. In this webinar, we will look at the next steps you will need to consider on your career path and the support that is available to you.
Mon 19th October, 12pm, Sourcing graduate opportunities
Where do you go to find graduate jobs and opportunities? This webinar explores how to identify positive sources of graduate employment to begin your job search. With two-thirds of jobs never advertised, this session will highlight strategies you can employ to link to a potential employer.
Thurs 5th November, 2pm, Getting into teaching / applying for a PGCE
This session will take you through your teacher training options, the application process and how to approach writing your personal statement.
Mon 9th November, 12pm, In a career dilemma?
Are you undecided about your career plans? Choosing what to do next is all about being well-informed, and taking it step-by-step. This session will explore the process of career decision-making and provide practical help to aid you in planning your next step.
Wed 11th November, 11am, CVs part two - marketing your skills effectively
As your personal marketing document, a CV is an essential part of your search for placements, graduate jobs, PG study and more. Want to know more about the type of information you put in a CV and how to word it effectively? This webinar will take you through the key content you need to include on your CV and how to make yourself stand out from the crowd.
Mon 16th November, 2pm, Thinking about doing a Masters?
Is further study the right option for you and your future career? This session will explore finding the right course, the application process and funding options. There will also be an opportunity to ask and gain answers to your own further study questions.
Mon 23rd November, 11am, Masterclass in career planning
Gain a good understanding of your skills, interests and motivations to help you develop ideas and strategies to direct your job / further study search and find a career that is rewarding and purposeful to you.
Wed 25th November, 12pm, Boosting career resilience
Resilience is a quality welcomed by employers; it often forms part of the recruitment process. Today’s graduates need to demonstrate a ‘can-do’ attitude to overcome setback. If you are not sure where to begin, this session will outline some useful strategies.
Thurs 26th November, 2pm, Using LinkedIn to network and research jobs
This interactive session will demonstrate how to use LinkedIn to develop your professional network, connect with employers online and find job opportunities. NB: LinkedIn Part 1 – building your profile is available as a pre-recorded webinar (see below)
Mon 30th November, 2pm, PGT marketing your Masters
Some employers specifically seek out potential employees with postgraduate qualifications; others will see this as a ‘nice to have’. This webinar explores how you can market your studies on your CV and in applications to show the wide range of skills development gained through your studies that makes you the ideal candidate.
Thurs 3rd December, 12pm, Presenting your work experiences in a creative way
This session explores a range of ways to highlight your many “experiences” (from your work, study and other aspects of your life), to demonstrate to employers that you have the practical knowledge and skills they require.
Mon 7th December, 2pm, Tell me your story - how to develop your career narrative
The ability to tell great stories can be a powerful tool for career success. Storytelling in many contexts, such as networking, job applications and interviews, provides a means to engage and persuade. This session explores the power of stories in a careers context and guides you through the principles of developing your own good story for different purposes.
Please note, workshop dates and times are subject to change, for up to date information and to book your place please visit ABERCareers
Attending an employer event is an excellent way to find out about the world of work direct from industry professionals. It's also an invaluable opportunity to build your confidence when meeting employers, and develop important skills such as commercial awareness and networking. There are many different event formats, and something for everyone!
If you are an Aberystwyth University student or graduate, please regularly visit the 'Events' section of ABERcareers for details of all upcoming events.
Recorded Career and Skills Webinars
A range of pre-recorded webinars are available to you at any time that suits you best. See below for the full list. Shorter recordings of the highlights of some of our live webinars will also be added to this listing, so keep returning to see what's new!
CVS Part one, CV Structure (MS Stream) - This pre-recorded webinar will give you the lowdown on the structure of a CV.
LinkedIn Part 1 - Building your profile (Panopto) - This pre-recorded session will take you through the process of building your LinkedIn profile and cover all the basics you need to get started.
Introduction to the eMentoring scheme (Panopto) - This brief video demonstrates how our online eMentoring scheme works, from signing up to finding and contacting a mentor. Take a look at examples of mentor profiles and find out how having a mentor can help with both career planning and gaining valuable insight into a job sector.
Applying for part time jobs in Aberystwyth (MS Stream) - Gain tips and advice on finding and applying for part-time jobs locally. Where can you look? What can help your application stand out from the crowd?
PGT - Planning your year (MS Stream) - With the tight schedule associated with a year of study at Masters level, this session explores what you might need to do at certain points in the year, to stay on track with your career planning, ready to move into your ideal role come graduation.
Help! I'm a graduate, what next? (MS Stream) - In this webinar, we will look at the next steps you will need to consider on your career path and the support that is available to you.
Sourcing Graduate Opportunities (MS Stream)- This webinar explores how to identify positive sources of graduate employment to begin your job search.
Getting into teaching; making a teaching application (Panopto) - This session will take you through your teacher training options, the application process and how to approach writing your personal statement.
In a career dilemma? (MS Stream) - This session will explore the process of career decision-making and provide practical help to support you in planning your next step.
CVs Part two, marketing your skills effectively (MS Stream) - This webinar will take you through the key content you need to include on your CV and how to make yourself stand out from the crowd.
Thinking about doing a Masters (MS Stream) - Is further study the right option for you and your future career? This session will explore finding the right course, the application process and funding options. The slides for the session can be accessed on the following link - Thinking about doing a Masters presentation
Masterclass in Career Planning (MS Stream) - Gain a good understanding of your skills, interests and motivations to help you develop ideas and strategies to direct your job / further study search and find a career that is rewarding and purposeful to you.
Never thought about being entrepreneurial?
Don't think that self-employment is your kind of thing?
You'd be surprised how many sectors now need people to think more creatively about how they are working. Being freelance is a recognised way ahead for many occupations these days, not just for the creative and preforming arts but also in such areas as computing, engineering, environment and sustainability, animal and equine sciences, education, modern languges, research, and so much more.
Check out our AberPreneurs web page to find out more about freelancing and taking an entrepreneurial approach to your future career.
eMentoring is a great way of finding previous graduates who've been along exactly the same path as you. Get direct one-to-one advice and information from those who've done it already and found their way into roles and sectors that interest you.