Careers advice

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Your careers support from the University doesn’t end when you graduate.

Alumni are entitled to use the Career Development Service team's personalised service. This includes access to coaching, employer-led events and careers fairs, application support and guidance on further study.

Head over to MyCareers to register.

Access to ‘Lifetime Careers Support’ as a graduate

As a graduate of the University of Leicester, you have access to a ‘Lifetime of Careers Support’. When you create your graduate MyCareers account you will have access to:

  • Search for opportunities
  • Broader 1-2-1 support (including in-person drop-ins)
  • Events (in-person and digital)

Create your graduate MyCareers account. You will be able to do this even once your student login has expired.

Through your account you will be able to access local, national and international graduate job opportunities across a wide array of sectors. Within your account, you will also be able to select to receive email job alerts, notifying you of the latest vacancies on our exclusive jobs board.

Through your account you will also be able to access a wide range of 1-2-1 support and book on to events.

As a University of Leicester alumni, you have access to our range of 1-2-1 appointments; including application coaching, career coaching and mock interviews/assessments. These appointments can be attended both online (via Teams) as well as in person. Drop-ins in the Careers Hub are also available on Tuesdays (10.00am – 1.00pm) and Wednesdays (1.00pm – 4.00pm) should you be in the local area and available to come in person. There are also several digital tools available to support you with your future applications.

To get graduate access to the resources below, login to your graduate MyCareers account and submit a quick query. We’ll take it from there and be in touch!


AI-powered CV and cover letter review and tailoring tool. This tool allows you to improve your CVs and cover letters using high-quality feedback provided automatically and instantly by the system. The system also provides feedback on how to tailor your documents – you just need to upload a job description as well.


Shortlist.Me is an employment-readiness video interviewing tool that will enable you to practice for any upcoming interviews and get better equipped through developmental feedback.

With a multitude of top graduate employer interviews on Shortlist.Me, the employer-accredited interviews will give you a feel of what companies are looking for when you interview. Shortlist.Me is also used by a wide range of employers in their actual interview processes and so practising with it will give you a much better and more realistic idea of what to expect!

Graduates First

Psychometric testing practice site which also features useful company-specific guides that outlines the stages of the recruitment process that applicants could expect. Also includes access to a basic video interview practice tool, gamified assessments, some company-specific assessments, and more.

Student Circus

Support for international graduates who are looking for roles with organisations who can offer sponsorship.

MyCareers Queries

You are also able to submit queries via MyCareers which are responded to within 24 working hours. This might be useful if you did not have time to attend a drop-in or appointment.

You will also be able to attend our Festival of Careers and the full range of employability workshops taking place as part of the festival. These will provide you with a fantastic opportunity to gain invaluable exposure to professional networks. You will gain advice from professionals who have experience of dealing with applications and recruitment processes, within the field of your interest. You can attend the full event calendar of sessions including; inspirational career talks, employability workshops led by employers, application support sessions and so on. You can attend these sessions both in person and have access digitally, depending on your preference.

You will also receive a copy of the Graduate Careers Bulletin every couple of months. This bulletin includes details of exclusive events, job opportunities and information on further support available to you. 

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