Careers and Employability Service

Masters Students

Careers - sign With many taught Masters courses being of just a year or so in duration, the time can pass by very quickly.

If you intend to start a graduate-entry job on completion of your Masters course, you almost have to start considering the next stage of your career at the start of this one, as some employers advertise opportunities a year in advance of the start date. This applies to many public-sector opportunities, such as the National Civil Service, NHS graduate schemes, the national Local Government Scheme, as well as many private-sector employers.

Get advice and support from us

Much of this website will be of benefit to you. Whilst we work closely with some departments and their Masters students, you may like to come to the Careers Service to find out the range of information, events and support available to you. We are located on the third floor of University House on the Hull campus and in the Library Area of the Scarborough campus.

There are limited opportunities which specify that a Masters qualification is necessary, so you should include the vast range of graduate opportunities in any job search.

In an application, you will need to show an employer how your Masters has benefited you, in terms of the skills and knowledge you have developed. Skills and knowledge both need to be relevant to the job you are applying for.


Your Careers and Employability Service

We offer a daily drop-in service for advice and guidance, as well as longer appointments with a Careers Adviser. We also organise a programme of talks and skills sessions, such as CV workshops and practice interviews.

Applications and CVs

Practice psychometric tests

Our opening hours  - office hours, drop-in times

How do I get advice and support? - Drop-in times, guidance appointments and advice by e-mail

Our Mission and Service Aims

Who's Who - meet the staff

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)  about the Careers Service

Other resources

Talent Fishing

The CIHE has just released a report on what employers want from postgraduates.

Find out more.>

Research Gate is a networking site for scientists, and boasts over a million members worldwide. It also has job details in scientific research.

Research Gate

Seeking to pursue a PhD? View our page for PhDs

Social media - guide for researchers

Social media: A guide for researchers

One of the most important things that researchers do is to find, use and disseminate information, and social media offers a range of tools which can facilitate this. Social media can change the way in which you undertake research, and can also open up new forms of communication and dissemination. It has the power to enable researchers to engage in a wide range of dissemination in a highly efficient way.

The International Centre for Guidance Studies (ICGS)has produced a guide to help individuals make an informed decision about using social media. The guide discusses the use of social media for research and academic purposes and will not be examining the many other uses that social media is put to across society.

Social Media pdf

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