5 CareerLink tools you might not be familiar with

UR CareerLink is the online employability portal for Roehampton students and graduates. You can use this service to search for jobs, keep up with careers news and events, and complete tasks and exercises to measure and improve your employability.

You can access CareerLink through the Student Portal and log in using your usual Roehampton credentials. Download the CareerLink app from the AppStore or Google Play to access great employability tools wherever you are!

If you’re still familiarising yourself with CareerLink, here are five great tools and resources to get you started on improving your career prospects today!

Chancellor’s Careers Award

Get ready for the world of work with the University of Roehampton Chancellor’s Careers Award. You can improve your workplace skills, gain insight in to your strengths and preferences, take career assessments and prepare for your graduate job search.

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There are four sections to the award, comprising fifteen tasks. Each task contains a number of interactive videos, assessments, quizzes and learning bites of which you can choose which to complete. To see your progress, you can update your status each time you complete a task.

Once you have completed all fifteen tasks, you will receive a certificate from the Chancellor to add to your CV.

You can find the Chancellor’s Careers Award under the Career Pulse tab at the top of the page or in the carousel above your dashboard.

Career Pulse

Career Pulse is a quick, easy-to-use self-assessment service that allows you to rate your confidence in seven core employability areas. Career Pulse gives you a chance to honestly reflect on your strengths and areas where you could improve in order to get the best advice possible.

Once you complete the self-assessment, you can review your score and receive helpful tips for what steps you can take to enhance your employability.

Career Pulse has its own tab on the top right-hand side of the page.

Career e-learning zone

Your e-learning hub is a treasure trove of careers resources and knowledge. Discover and develop new skills with expert advice videos, interactive e-learning courses, tips and articles. You can easily navigate your way through different categories, which include content on how to search for jobs effectively, excelling in a new role and planning and executing your career journey.

You can also track your progress as you complete tasks and save content to your favourites to return to when you need it.

You can find the e-learning zone under the Resources tab at the top of the page.

CV, Cover Letter and Elevator Pitch Builders

Knowing how to give a great first impression to employers on a job application can be a daunting task, but it’s essential in order to secure the graduate role you want. Luckily, CareerLink has a range of tools that you can use to build an excellent CV and cover letter based on employer requirements.

With the Elevator Pitch builder, you can also create a 60-second summary of yourself and your goals to engage the listener. This is one of the most effective methods to promote your personal brand and get listeners wanting to know more, be it with potential contacts or at the start of a job interview.

Once you’ve used these tools, you can bring your CV, cover letter or elevator pitch along to the Hub (Elm Grove building) for one-to-one feedback from a Careers Adviser. Email careers@roehampton.ac.uk to find out when Advisers are available.

The CV builder can be found under the My CV tab at the top of the page. The Cover Letter builder and Elevator Pitch builder can be found under the Resources tab.

Interview simulator

A job interview is your chance to impress recruiters in person. The Interview simulator tool can help you feel confident and ready to answer any questions thrown at you. You can get great tips and expert advice from employers on the Dos and Don’ts of answering common interview questions, including video examples.

Once you’ve familiarised yourself with this guidance, you can test out what you’ve learned by completing a mock interview, practising your technique and recording your answers as you go. Choose from pre-built timed, audio or video interviews, or customise your own set of questions to answer. Compare your responses against video advice from employers, explaining why they ask these questions and how good answers differ from poor ones.

The interview simulator can be found under the Resources tab at the top of the page.

Want to find out more? Email careers@roehampton.ac.uk or visit the Hub on the ground floor of the Elm Grove building to meet the Careers team!

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