Our team of professionally qualified staff are here to offer you confidential, one-to-one guidance about any issue relating to your career, such as your career options, how to find out more about opportunities of interest, deciding your next step, and help with CVs and interviews. Remember to register with JobsLive in order to book appointments (as well as careers events and to search for jobs)

Students who have disclosed certain disabilities to the Disability Advisory Service (DAS) may be eligible for direct referral to a 40 minute consultation. For further information about this please liaise with the DAS or email us 

If you are an Imperial College Business School student, you must make an appointment through the Business School Career and Professional Development Service instead.

Please note that your Jobslive account may be suspended if you fail to attend your appointment without first contacting the Careers Service to cancel.

 

Appointments

Careers Consultations (daily)

20 minute daily appointments that are bookable from 07:00, Monday to Friday. Designed to answer any quick queries that you may have.

If you are booking to get advice on a CV or Covering Letter, you must bring a paper copy of your CV or Covering Letter with you

10:00 - 17:00 Monday to Friday (term-time only)
13:30 - 16:30 Monday to Friday (during vacations)

If you would like feedback on your CV or application, we strongly advise that you first attend a relevant seminar run by the Careers Service, if available. Please note that during October and November demand for daily Careers Consultations is very high. We would strongly recommend that you begin your planning and preparation for job hunting, whether for a graduate job or intership, early. It is much easier to get appointment slots in the spring and summer terms and also during the summer vacation.

How to book a daily careers consultation

Book a daily Careers Consultation via Jobslive from 07:00 on the day that you would like to see someone.

Telephone appointments

Available on request - please call +44 (0)20 7594 8024 to discuss

Careers Consultations (in departments)

Regular weekly Departmental Careers Consultations are also held in your Department with a Careers Consultant who works with your department. They are designed to answer any quick careers-related questions you may have.

Typically 12:00 - 13:00, on a weekly basis

How to book a departmental Careers Consultation

Book from 07:00 via JobsLive on the day that you want to see someone.

Careers Consultations (40 minutes)

Careers Consultations (40 minutes) are bookable up to three weeks in advance, with a Careers Consultant that works specifically with your Department. Careers Consultants are available to help individuals with any aspect of their career planning. They can offer advice on: identifying possible careers, finding potential employers, completing application forms, interview skills and assessment centre techniques (see Mock Interviews), further study and training, and any other careers-related problems or queries you may have.

10:00 - 17:00 Monday to Friday

How to book a 40 minute Careers Consultation

You must attend a 20 Minute Consultation first (See Careers Consultations (daily) above), and be given a referal for a 40 Minute Consultation with a Careers Consultant.

Students who have disclosed certain disabilities to the Disability Advisory Service (DAS) may be eligible for direct referral to a 40 minute consultation. For further information about this please liaise with the DAS or email careers@imperial.ac.uk

Telephone appointments

Available on request, please call +44 (0)20 7594 8024 to discuss.

Skype appointments

Available in certain circumstances, please call +44 (0)20 7594 8024 to discuss.

Please note:
  • Imperial Alumni: if you want to book a 40 minute consultation, you will first have to register with JobsLive

Careers Consultations (Postdocs)

Careers Consultations for Postdocs may be used for interview practice, preparing CVs and applications, working out careers ideas and strategy for achieving the next stage in your professional life, or for any topic you wish to discuss.

10:00 - 17:00 daily

How to book a Postdoc Careers Consultation

Please book in person or call the Careers Service on +44(0)20 7594 8024, mentioning that you are a Postdoc.

Please note:
Contract Research Staff are limited to two one to one discussions per academic year.

Mock Interview with a Careers Consultant

Mock Interview appointments with a Careers Consultant last for 40 minutes, and are to help you with your interview technique. You can specify the areas/questions that you would like to concentrate on and the Consultant will structure the mock interview accordingly; feedback is given during the interview session.

10:00 - 17:00 Monday to Friday

How to book a Mock Interview with a Careers Consultant

Fill a mock interview booking form ‌[Word] and bring this together with a CV to book in person at the Careers Service reception. You cannot book online.

Telephone appointments

Available on request, please call +44 (0)20 7594 8024 to discuss.

Skype appointments

Available in certain circumstances, please call +44 (0)20 7594 8024 to discuss.

Prepare for your Mock Interview:
  • Before you attend, ensure that you read through Develop your interview skills [pdf]
  • You must have attended the Group Mock Interview Workshop and Interview Skills Seminar before booking a one-to-one mock interview

PLEASE NOTE:
One Mock Interview per academic year is available to all students (due to demand).

Internship Consultation

Placement and Internship Advisers are available for 20 minute Internship Consultations in the Careers Service and also weekly in your department. These are available only to undergraduates looking for, and applying to, internships and placements.

10:00 - 17:00 Monday to Friday

How to book an Internship Consultation

Book from 07:00 via JobsLive on the day that you want to see someone. You cannot book appointments in advance. Please note that you cannot book one of these appointments and a 20 minute consultation with a Careers Consultant on the same day.

Telephone appointments

Available on request, please call +44 (0)20 7594 8024 to discuss.

Final 5 Minute CV Check

We offer a Final 5 Minute CV consultation service from the Information Desk in the Careers Service. Bring in a paper copy of your final draft CV and have it looked at before you send it off. We won't proofread it for you, but we will point out significant problems with layout and content - or congratulate you on a job well done!

14:00 - 17:00 Monday to Friday (term-time only)

How to book a Final 5 Minute CV Check

No booking required, just come to the Careers Service reception and ask for a Final 5 Minute CV Check with a member of the Information Team.

Please note that this service is subject to availability