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Useful Links for Professionals

First of all, quickly this: under no circumstances do I take any responsibility whatsoever for any information on any of the websites mentioned below or elsewhere on this website. I also take no responsibility whatsoever for the use of the information on this website or the links mentioned here or elsewhere on this website.

Here are general Career Guidance related links if you are looking for those instead of links for career guidance theory.

Useful Lines Related to Career Guidance Theory

Below are some of the most useful resources on career guidance theory I found. Obviously, this is far from an exhaustive list and there are many more good to excellent resources to be found online. Some of the links below may have been more temporary than anticipated, so my apologies for those links that don’t work.

Slideshare resources:

Powerpoint resources:

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Websites:

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The links below are some general career guidance related links. I hope you find them useful. Even though I do my best to keep them up to date, you’ll appreciate this is a big job and some of them may be out of date. My apologies of some of the links don’t work.

General Links Linked to Career Planning and Guidance

National Careers services

Key higher education websites

  • www.prospects.ac.uk: career profiles, course outcomes, postgraduate courses, career information and a lot more…
  • www.direct.gov.uk:  UK government website full of information on all aspects of society including education, finance and other aspects of officialdom.
  • www.disabilityrightsuk.org: lots of information for students with disabilities.

General Career Planning and Career Management

National student finance websites

Student finance (information and other funding options)

Applying to university

And the other way round… how to search for and apply for degree studies in Europe

  • Not strictly part of the remit of this website, but useful nonetheless…
  • www.eunicas.ie: and Irish website for study in different countries in Europe; will work just as well for UK students

Course searching for Postgraduate applicants

University guides and league tables

If you decide not to go to university:

For studentships:

  • Jobs.ac.uk: THE jobsite for both jobs and studentships with UK universities nationwide. 
  • The Open University: also publicses studentships on its own website, just like all other universities.
  • Postgraduate Studentships: where studentships and funding meet according to the website… they may be right.
  • Findaphd: another part of the same website on Masters courses above.

For internships, work experience and placement opportunities

  • www.studentjob.co.uk: internships in the UK, the Netherlands, France, Spain, Germany, Belgium and Austria.
  • CareerJet: huge selection of opportunities in one place, sourced from different websites
  • www.activate.co.uk: from pre-university gap year jobs to part time jobs, summer jobs, work placements and graduate jobs
  • www.eurograduate.com: jobs for graduates, working abroad and good general advice about working in different countries
  • www.milkround.com: internships, jobs and much more…
  • www.etrust.org.uk: a year in industry opportunities and vacancies; post 18
  • www.goinglobal.com: for international careers, placements and internships
  • www.bbc.co.uk: work experience opportunities with the world famous BBC

International

English language tests:

Other:

  • www.naric.org.uk: website for providing official comparison of international courses with UK equivalents. Important if you need to prove what your course studied abroad is worth.

Career Gateways (career search, course search etc…)

Career Profiling sites

  • www.fasttomato.com: You have to register but it’s free for a short while. Very useful for providing a starting point if you are not sure what career to aim for.
  • www.careerscape.co.uk: Excellent career profiling site with free trial. Normally a paid product.

Labour market information

  • www.prospects.ac.uk: . You can also find a series of tools and information here.
  • www.hecsu.ac.uk: containing papers on the labour market and other publications.
  • most university websites and university career services will have a section on labour market information. These may offer more local labour market information for the area the university is located in, as well as national and international labour market information.
  • www.statistics.gov.uk: a government website with a range of statistics, including those for the labour market.
  • www.nomisweb.co.uk: labour market informatioin from a range of official sources.
  • www.vitae.ac.uk: labour market and career information for researchers.

Jobsearching 

Search for employers

  • www.yell.com: employers nationally and locally with handy interactive map
  • www.192.com:  find employer nationally and locally 

Travelling within the UK

Living in the UK