It was great to see so many at the Careers Week stand outside the library last Wednesday. We had a range of very interesting queries. Here’s a flavour:
- Where do I find vacancies and careers information?
- What are my options now I have decided to leave MBBS?
- How do I get onto the UK Foundation Programme?
- What can I do to get onto a surgery specialty?
We checked some CVs and really enjoyed answering all your questions. Don’t worry if you missed us, you can still book to see us for any careers advice or application/CV help on Canvas or email one of St George’s Career Consultants (Karen Deadfield – firstname.lastname@example.org).
In addition to the Careers pages you can find on Canvas (some through your course pages), here are our Top 5 websites to explore:
- Prospects.ac.uk – comprehensive information on all things careers from helping weigh up career options to career salaries, postgrad study to going for interviews.
- Target Jobs – great on application advice and video interviews but another great general website
- Oxford University’s Anatomy of a Personal Statement – for an annotated example of an application for Medicine
- Health Careers – explore the range of careers and progression in healthcare.
- LinkedIn – start setting up a profile and seeing how to develop areas of interest, check career routes of others and grow a professional network. Connect with St George’s students and staff as a starting point.
Don’t forget: Explore, Plan, Apply!
The Library has resources available for you to browse and borrow, covering topics such as getting into particular medical specialities, writing great medical CVs and developing your career as a healthcare professional. For example, you can search for “medical career” in Hunter – our library catalogue. We have also collected books around Careers and Professional Development and Women in Leadership on our Wakelet.