I joined the Careers Service in 2007 having previously spent 10 years working in secondary education. This followed an 8 year career in Social Work evidencing that, there is no such thing as a career for life. It is now not unusual to work in several professions and across a range of different employers and sectors. Managing your career is about being open to opportunities. So how well as a Careers Adviser have I heeded my own advice?
I completed the PG Diploma in Careers Guidance in 1999 and then worked for County Durham Careers Service before entering HE Guidance. Since joining the University I have worked and collaborated with the schools of History, Classics and Archaeology, Media Culture and Communications Studies, Arts and Cultures, Music, Fine Art, Psychology and ICCHS, to deliver workshops, organise alumni events, promote work experience opportunities and provide 1-1 guidance.
Keen to meet new challenges head on, I now also work with HASS PGRs and support the work of the NBDTP. This role involves providing face to face guidance, delivery of workshops and additional training opportunities. I can provide advice and guidance to assist with informed decision making on options both inside and outside of academia. I can advise on all aspects of the recruitment and selection process, providing specific support with CV writing, written applications and interview preparation.