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Career Consultations

Many confidential career consultations are regularly carried out for research staff across all of our 28 Academic Schools. These provide guidance on career decisions, developing your current career interests and researching new career areas; advice and coaching on interview techniques; advice and feedback on tailoring CVs for new jobs; and help with job search techniques and sources. Feedback from users has indicated that the main areas of benefit have been the impartial approach, as well as access to an independent opinion and input from a careers professional on practical job application and selection.

Some anonymous feedback from evaluation forms:


“this service is the most useful of its kind that I have ever had access to, efficient, supportive, highly relevant info and advice delivered in a friendly reassuring encouraging and non threatening way”

A client who used the service on four occasions for help with decision making, occupational research, application and interview support and a mock interview which was recorded on video. They are now in a new job they enjoy.

“It was good to have advice from someone outside my workplace, I came away with lots of useful , practical suggestions on how to optimise my Cv for senior research jobs”

A client who was pursuing academic job applications

Email after a job offer

“Well, I smiled and they smiled back and offered me the job! Many thanks for your support and help. The mock interview gave me lots of confidence which was just what I needed.”

A client who used the service to finalise their application and prepare for the interview

“The adviser encouraged me to think about skills and possibilities that I had not considered before- a very useful session.”

A client who was exploring redeployment options.

“I found the consultation very useful and was particularly impressed by follow up with information and contacts”

A client who was looking at a career change


How to Book

To book for a 45 minute confidential Career Consultation please contact Careers and Employability reception on 02920874227

Consultations are carried out at the Careers and Employability Centre at 50 Park Place, Cathays Park and at the Student Support Centre, Cardigan House, Heath Park Campus. Please double check the location of the careers consultation upon booking. 

Early evening Career Consultations

There are 45 minute evening Career Consultations on alternative Wednesday evenings from 4.15 until 7pm (last appointment 6pm) for staff who find it more convenient to attend in the evening. These will take place at 50 park place.

If you are wondering how Career Consultations may be of assistance to you, whether now or in the future, email Josie Grindulis on or telephone on 029 2087 9390 to discuss. Whether you require a one-off consultation for that short-notice interview or a series of meetings to assist with full scale career coaching you will be welcomed.