Staffordshire University Careers Network – Case Study

Staffordshire University Careers Network  

The Career Coach

The Careers Network professional Employability Coaches are all qualified coaches that offer individual Coaching to students and graduates.  Coaches work with students on a one-to-one basis to identify career paths, hone skills and harness an individual’s potential.  They offer advice on how to build an effective CV, how to network with employers and how to perform at interviews.  Whatever our students and graduates need our team of professional Employability Coaches have the knowledge and experience to help them to succeed.

The services is available on a daily basis throughout the week – Mondays to Fridays.

Why the Career Coach worked for me:

“The Careers Network at Staffordshire University is one of the best Careers Advice Centres that I have ever used.  There is a plethora of well experienced and educated staff available every day and willing to help any student with a problem they may have, for example the help I received was mainly related to CV Development, Interview techniques, Personal Statement advice and Covering Letter Templates. In order to help me secure my placement at Enterprise Rent-A-Car as a Management Trainee, the Network helped me to take my basic CV that I had created at age 14 and develop it into something that would stand out in a pool of talented undergraduates looking to secure the same placement as myself. They also helped me search for placements and pick out ones that were more suited to me based on location and job roles, write covering letters and tailor my CV for each and every application I made. Even when I received news back from potential employers they calmed my nerves by advising me on what to expect, how to dress and running me through some mock interviews to develop my technique. Overall, it is completely safe to say that without the help of every individual at the Careers Network I would not have secured a fantastic placement that will give me invaluable experience with a company that has just been named as ‘TARGETjobs Graduate Employer of the Year 2016’.”

Tiffany Hattersley , BA (Hons) Events Management  

For further information:

Julia crook image Cheryl Williams image
Julia Crook, Employability Coach:  J.A.Crooks@staffs.ac.uk Cheryl Williams, Careers Centre Manager:
C.Williams@staffs.ac.uk