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Katie Heath, Lucy Cavendish's liaison for the Careers Service, has been running successful sessions virtually and tells us more about what they offer

In these unprecedented times it’s understandable to feel worried and uncertain about your future career plans. The Careers Service appreciates how concerned many of you will be feeling so we are here to help!

The Careers service has been operating remotely during the pandemic and continues to do so from 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday.

There is plenty of support on offer in the form of 121 remote appointments with a Careers Adviser, blogs, careers hints and tips and lots more, to help you navigate your way through these changing times. The service is available to all University of Cambridge students.

Maria, Lucy Cavendish student, said: “My 1:1 career session enabled me to re-assess my current skills and consider opportunities that I felt were outside of my remit. With an outside perspective, the career advisor presented many available options to me that aligned with my experience and guided me through the cv and application building tools that are available on the website. I ended the meeting feeling a lot more confident and despite these unprecedented times, I'm thrilled to say that I'm now using my skills to collaborate with an SME.”

Here are some highlights:

Have you signed up to Handshake?

Over 13,000 Cambridge students, postdocs and alumni have now joined Handshake Cambridge – an innovative career development platform that is now the primary tool for utilising the Careers Service, and planning and launching your career. Handshake has replaced our previous systems, including Vacancies & Opportunities, Cambridge’s jobs board, and CamCareers, our targeted information messaging, and offers students many great new features.

Sign up here – join Handshake

Book an appointment
…on Handshake; meet on Microsoft Teams!

All Careers Advisers can help if you are not sure what you want to do. They can all review CVs and application forms, provide interview guidance and advise you on further study. If you want to meet a particular adviser, find out who would be most appropriate here.

Search our blogs

There’s advice, tips and information from careers advisers and those already working in many sectors. You’ll find blogs for everything from creating a great Handshake profile and coping with careers in light of Covid-19, to staying up-to-date with the changing labour market and new skills to learn from home.

Follow the Careers Service on Facebook

For all the latest Careers Service info, make sure you follow them on Facebook.

These are just some of the highlights that the Careers Service has to offer, no matter what stage of your career journey you are at.

For lots more, visit - there’s something for everyone!