King’s Careers & Employability is here to support you, wherever you are in your career journey. Recent events regarding the impact of novel coronavirus has meant that many aspects of university life are changing at a fast pace. However, as a digital career service, we are in a great position to help our students, alumni and larger King’s community continue to engage with all things careers.
To best do this, King’s Careers & Employability is moving to offer a fully digital service.
We are halting our face-to-face service… and extending a digital presence to everything we do! This is so that our students and alumni have the best opportunity to keep safe and will continuing to access our services, resources and support.
We will be posting blogs all about what careers-related info you need to know as the current coronavirus situation develops. Look out for blogs on what to do if you have an upcoming KCL international placement, if you’re wondering how digital recruitment processes work, and on how to get career-ready and maximise your time when you’re away from campus.
Wherever you are in your career journey, King’s Careers & Employability is here to help you. We remain open and we are just a few clicks away on our digital platform on KEATS and various social media channels. For general and special queries, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to help with the current information available to us.
Thinking about how you’ll get to appointments? We’ll be operating all of our one-to-one appointments virtually! Our careers guidance appointments, application appointments and practice interviews are open and available to book as usual – the only change is that when it’s time for your appointment, you will do so in a digital space. We’re happy to reassure you that our booking process via KCC is the same. After you’ve completed the booking, keep an eye out for an email from one of our Career Consultants – they will send you an invite to the digital appointment space. When it’s time for your appointment, you’ll just need to click on this link to go to your appointment, and you’ll be talking to a member of our team!
What about all those events you’ve signed up to? Worry not – we have changed our events to be fully virtual as well! Our upcoming Discover Careers In panels and Future Advantage Workshops will be delivered digitally along with any other events that would have been physically on campus. So, do assume that events which you signed up for are still going on, and keep an eye out for KCC and your emails to learn how to access the virtual event on the day!
King’s Host Agreements and International Activity
Unfortunately, King’s Careers & Employability has had to suspend all exchange programs and student mobility in China and Hong Kong, and will not be signing any Host Agreements (Convention de Stage) for international internships in the present time.
Digital Information Resources
This is a great time to maximise the wealth of our online resources within Keats, the central hub for our careers resources! You will find plenty of information and educational content here, and you can discover plenty of resources around CVs, cover letters, industry guides, event recordings, LinkedinLearning playlists and much more.
We encourage you to look through our resources in Discover, Focus and Action pages to think about how your knowledge, attributes, skills and experiences fit into future career directions and how you can continue to work on your personal career journey. Visit the Events page for Building Success Week resources. You will be able to watch video recordings of our workshops and talks, as well as access the ‘Summer Planner.
Via Keats, you’ll also be able to find many other digital resources that King’s has a subscription to. These are great ways to prepare and develop your skills around employer-related activities, such as interviews, assessment centres and industry updates.
• InterviewStream, a great and helpful platform for taking practice interviews at home
• GraduatesFirst – a useful platform full of information about online assessment centres and strategies on how to perform during assessment centres
• Vault is a platform that produces in-depth guides on industries, reviews of top employers, and careers advice. Their webpages contain detailed information on over 840 professions, 5000 companies, and 120 industries.
If you’re getting worried about the future and wondering how you can keep following your career journey, we are here to reassure you. Even as we adjust to working in new ways and via new, digital platforms, King’s Careers & Employability remains to support King’s students and alumni just as before!