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Finding Work

This article will help you find employment using services at the University of Hertfordshire

Who do I need?

Careers and Employment - we are the University of Hertfordshire's careers service; we provide information, guidance and advice to you to increase your employment prospects once you have finished your studies.  We also have the Careers and Employment website including Handshake, which is accessible to all our students. Handshake allows you to search for jobs, including:                                                                                                                                                                              

  • Part-time and full-time roles  
  • Placements
  • Graduate opportunities
  • Summer internships
  • Work shadowing opportunities                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Log into Handshake using your personal email address (the email address that is within your student record). Please email careers@herts.ac.uk if you are having any problems logging in.

Students' Union - You may also be able to find part-time job opportunities from the Students' Union to support you during your studies.

Where do I start?

You may have just started your time at the University of Hertfordshire, but if you start early the actions you take now can help you find a job after you graduate. Undertake e-learning programmes on Career Planning to help you improve your chances of getting the job you want by understanding, developing and harnessing your employability skills and attributes. Find out more

  • My Career Plan - This programme has been designed to transform your employability: each section of the programme helps you to understand, develop and harness a different set of employability skills and attributes, from understanding and developing your skills to figuring out your career options, getting the job you want and making a success of it.

 Where are the jobs?

  • Complete your profile on Handshake to explore and connect with employers with the Careers and Employment vacancy online noticeboard
  • Explore our Job Search Tool, which will enable you to search millions of jobs, in over 50 countries, from thousands of job sites, newspapers, recruiters and company career sites.
  • Check out Gaining Experiences at Herts pages, a place to search for opportunities based on campus at UH and gain experience to shape your future.

 CV and Interview resources

Use these resource to gain some top tips on writing a CV.

  • How do I write a winning CV?  - A good CV is one of the key elements in being shortlisted for interview and, ultimately, being offered the job. This learning path has tips on all areas of your CV.
  • I want to get my CV checked - Need a CV that gets you to interview?  CV360 is here to help! Once you score over 50%, book a one-to-one CV Appointment to discover those finishing touches needed for your CV to stand out.
  • How do I write a Cover Letter? - Many employers still expect a cover letter with a CV, so the wise job-seeker should know how to create a cover letter that will grab the attention of the employer. This learning path explains how to plan, write and follow up on your cover letter.

Theses resources are designed to help you be able to check whether you have done all you can to be prepared for an interview.

  • I need help preparing for an interview - Interviews are often the most daunting part of the job application process. This learning path highlights the best ways to research, prepare for and perform well in your interview, whether it's face-to-face, online, recorded or a complete surprise.
  • I want test my interview skills - Whether you have an interview online, in person or via telephone, having an idea of the most commonly asked interview questions and tips on how to answer them will help increase your chances of success.
  • How do I pass psychometric test - Psychometric tests are quite a common feature of interviews these days. Unfortunately, many of us dread facing them. Here are some tips on how you can face and overcome your fears.

N.B: International students (non-EU) are able to work up to twenty hours per week, depending on your visa conditions. You can undertake most types of work but you must NOT engage in business or self-employment; or be employed as a professional sports person, entertainer or doctor in training, and cannot fill a permanent full-time vacancy. UH international students are also not eligible to undertake a self-employed placement year or placement working from home.  

If you are a student working at the University of Hertfordshire, you will be able to work a maximum of 15 hours per week regardless of whether you are a home or international student.                                             

Contact Us

Careers and Employment

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The Careers and Employment Service is open to all of our current students and graduate for up to four years after their course ends. Our services are currently operating remotely during our normal opening hours. We offer daily video and phone appointments with Careers Advisers. Please find out more by visiting our website: herts.ac.uk/careers.
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