PG Students – This one’s for you!!


Think Employability and Careers is just for undergrads? – Think again. We’re here for you too! Here are a few reasons why you should drop in to see us today:

Think you’ll walk into a research position?


Lets be realistic – the chances of walking into a research position or a lecturers position are slim. To pull out a statistic – postgraduate employment rates are currently below 2006 levels!!

But – lots of you study further because you want those jobs – and you still need to produce a CV that relishes with relevant experience.

Employers will never question your academic ability – the fact that you are going into further study proves this – but they want to see more on your CV – what did you do besides from studying?

What does your CV look like?


Have you looked at the Essex CV pack? This handy guide will help you when putting your CV together. There are even usable templates. Take a look at our blog on Academic V Traditional CV.

Don’t forget that we offer CV reviews. Drop-in or book an appointment.


What if you don’t want to go into academia?


That’s OK too – and that’s why you can chat to our careers advisor to narrow down your options to help you decide what you want to do!

Email the centre now to book an appointment!

Workshops – how many have you attended?


We have so many workshops to help get you job ready – and just because we haven’t labelled them specifically “for postgraduates” – doesn’t mean they are not for you, they are! Check out the full list on Careerhub.

We know that you postgrad students are fully aware of the competition out there – but did you know that you still have to ensure that your CV is showing more than just your PhD?

Drop in to the centre to arrange an appointment with a careers advisor to discuss the steps you can take to boost your CV and make you stand out from other post-grads.

What more?


Visit our webpage dedicated to Masters students and PhD. Lots of useful websites that will help with your search for that dream job! Also, take a look at this useful information sheet we have put together.

Drop in and see us – we’d love to see you!

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