Visit the Information Room
The Information Room is the first place you will see when visiting the Careers Centre and it holds an array of useful resources to help with all aspects of your career planning.
You do not need to know what career you want to do to use the information room, in fact, it is an excellent starting point if you don’t!
One of our best resources is our friendly information team who are not only able to advise on and help you book appointments but are here to assist with your enquiries and point you in the direction of information that can help you e.g.
- Where to start if you are unsure of your career choice
- Gaining work experience
- Applying for jobs and courses
- Going for interviews
- Specific career areas
- Career contacts who can provide an overview of their role and employer
- Upcoming careers events including fairs and skills workshops that are relevant to you
In the Information Room, you will also see a range of take away literature. This includes leaflets about the services we offer plus the Durham Guide to Career Planning (which is written and updated annually by our own careers team). You will also find employer directories such as Times Top 100, UK 300, TargetJobs, Inside Careers and Prospects which also have specific sector information. These are also updated annually and we usually receive most new editions ready for start of Michaelmas term onwards.
Our Information Room also stocks books that students may borrow using their campus card. These books cover a broad range of career related topics including career planning, employability skills, cv writing, application / interview techniques and practice tests for assessment centre preparation. Search the University Library's catalogue to locate specific titles. We also subscribe to several magazines which will enable you to develop and maintain your understanding and commercial awareness of key career sector areas and relevant employers.
We advise visiting the Information Room and/or speaking to a member of the information team before booking an appointment, as you may find the information provided gives more focus to your meeting with an adviser or may even fully answer your query without the need for an appointment.