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Graduate information: help with job seeking

Careers & Employability have a range of Careers films which give advice from interviews, CVs, building skills, job searching. Some films include employer insight and feedback on what skills specific industries are looking for.  

  • A series of Films produced by AGCAS exploring the job application process and careers - please note due to copyright reasons the streamed films are only available to watch from campus.  Distance Learners can access the films, please follow the instructions in the available download guide.
  • YouTube/ Web-Based:
  • You Tube

    The University of Liverpool have developed a set of 5 careers films. Each film takes a humorous and contemporary portrayal of different aspects of student employability in a gameshow format which include The Apprentice, Come Dine with Me, The Weakest Link, Mastermind and Deal or No Deal. The films explore how you as a student can develop and engage with those all important employabiity skills.

    University of Liverpool YouTube Films

    Other Web-Based Films

    Creative CV: Check out this innovative way to produce a CV. Created by 2 BA(Hons) Advertising Design Graduates from the University of Salford.

    How to be a Powerful Women: is a series of films made by Radio 4, with particular focus on powerful women's career paths. It covers fashion, politics, media, arts and more and features key messages such as 'be resilient', 'be a leader', 'be yourself'.

In addition there are various websites which provide a range of films on careers advice and guidance and are an excellent resource for career planning. Three useful websites are:

Why should I watch careers related films?

The films provide help and advice on all areas of applying for jobs, e.g. improve your CV or covering letters, learn how to find hidden jobs and improve the quality of your applications. Find out how to develop the kind of skills and personal qualities that employers and organisations are looking for.

If you are accessing the streamed films off campus or you are a distance learner?  You can still view the films, please download the following ITS guidelines to gain access.

You can also access the ebooks off campus by visiting The Library webpages.

  • Be Prepared!: Getting Ready for Job Interviews by Julie-Ann Amos - Takes you through the essentials of preparing for an interview; contains top tips so you can tip the scales in your favour, with a little work beforehand.  
  • Complete Idiot's Guide to the Perfect Interview by Marc A. Dorio - Although American in slant, it still contains some useful guidelines. Aims at making the interview as an opportunity rather than an obstacle, a positive event instead of a reason for terror by taking the mystery out of the interview by showing you how to "read" the employer's needs.  
  • Rob Yeung's Insider Guide to Successful Interviews by Rob Yeung - Yeung is a London-based Business Psychologist so he utilises a sound knowledge base. Information on competency based questions and succeeding at assessment centres are particularly useful. Easy to navigate, and strongly recommended.  
  • Succeeding at Interviews by Judith Verity - UK produced text. Some of the text overlaps with the book by Rob Yeung, but other material complements it-especially the sections psychometric testing, aptitude testing, and job simulation exercises. Although the criteria-based interviewing section is complex, it still contains useful information. A very good text and strongly recommended.

You can also access the ebooks off campus by visiting The Library webpages.

  • Europe Skills Map: Developed by LinkedIn an interactive map showing which skills are uniquely found in Europe.  
  • NIA Industry Maps - displays clearly the range and diversity of companies across the UK and the number of employees engaged in the civil nuclear industry.
  • OECD (The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) Insights to country statistics)
  • Women in the Labour Market - Office of National Statistics, examines women in the labour market. It looks at employment rates, occupations, skill levels of jobs and pay for women and compares this with men. It also considers women with and without children.
  • Women in the Boardroom: A Global Perspective - Report from Deloitte

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