FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I make an appointment?

Careers Advisers are available throughout the week from Monday to Friday. If you have a quick query one of our advisers may be able to give advice immediately but if your query requires a more in-depth guidance interview, then we can make you an appointment. Appointments are for 45 minutes, but if you require longer then please do let us know.

When is the Careers Service open?

The Careers Office is open from 09:00 – 17:00, Monday to Friday. We have regular appointment slots throughout the week. There may be less availability during vacation periods.

Where is the Careers Service located?

The Careers Service can be found within the Student Centre, Chancellor’s Mall.

Can I get help with my CV, covering letter and application form?

Yes. A Careers Adviser will help you with all your job application techniques and processes. They will check over a current CV and give you tips on how to improve it, they will help you to construct a CV and covering letter from scratch and they will happily read over any application forms to provide you with some constructive feedback. You can also find useful documents and resources in the careers office and on the website regarding the completion of CV’s, covering letters and applying for work.

Who can use the Careers Service at the University of Bolton?

All current students can access the support and advice provided by the Careers Service. Also all graduates from the University of Bolton can access the support for up to three years after graduation.

Can I undertake a mock interview?

You can book an appointment with a Careers Adviser to discuss recruitment best practice and also arrange to undertake a mock interview. On occasions, we also involve employers in this process.

I need to find a part-time job, where do I look for work?

You can access all of our opportunities through our online Student Hub portal. We also have a number of useful guides on finding part-time work and also a list of useful links to part-time employment opportunities. You can also come into the careers office to talk to an adviser about all of your recruitment needs from completing application forms to interview techniques.

I am interested in volunteering, how do I get involved?

We have a Volunteering Coordinator based within the Student Experience Team who can help you to explore volunteering opportunities within the university as well as on a local or national basis. The Coordinator is available between 10:30 and 14:30 Monday to Friday (from 10:00 Wednesday).  Please contact us on +44 (0)1204 903 489 to speak to the Volunteer Coordinator or email ku.ca1542413835.notl1542413835ob@gn1542413835ireet1542413835nulov1542413835

I am considering leaving my course / changing universities, where can I go to for support?

The Careers Service can offer confidential, impartial guidance interviews to give you the opportunity to discuss your potential change of direction. There is also a booklet available in the careers office called ‘New Directions – Changing or Leaving your Course’. The University of Bolton also has a Student Liaison Officer available who can help you to explore any problems you are having with your course.

What kind of advice can you give me?

The Careers Service is here to help you with any careers-related issue. If you are unsure about what you want to do we can help you to assess what you want from a job, get you to think about your skills, motivations, interests and abilities. We can help with the job seeking process and help you to apply for vacancies and graduate positions. We will not tell you what to do or write your CV for you, you must be prepared to get involved.

What information and resources are available?

There is an extensive range of resources available. This includes information specific to employment, career choice, self-employment and postgraduate study. The Information Staff are on hand to help you to access the most appropriate information for your needs. Many of our hand outs and guides can also be accessed from our Student Hub portal.