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It's important we continuously improve our service so your feedback is very important to us.
Your overall impression of the careers service in April was:
- very good - 84%
- good - 15%
- satisfactory - 1%
- poor - 0%
Over the last 12 months you have rated our careers service:
You said - we did
- for students attending presentations by employers it should be made clear in advance whether international students are able to apply for the opportunities – in future we will ask employers about this and include it in information about the event.
- you suggested that our Applying for a PhD presentation would be improved by bringing in a current PhD student to answer questions – we will incorporate this into next year's presentation.
- in the 'Teaching in Further Education' session the steps to qualification could be made clearer - we agree and will be including a graphic to illustrate this in future presentations.
- you would like some practical involvement in our 'PGCE interview' presentation - we will be re-writing the session to include opportunities for you to practice interview skills.
- you asked if it is possible to record a careers interview to refer to later - yes, that's no problem, just let the careers adviser know that you are doing this.
- CV sessions should be specific to each school - we encourage you to ask your tutor to contact the Careers Service to arrange a session that is specific to your subject.
- you would like information about preparing a CV for part time work - we have developed a booklet, which is available on our Blackboard site or from the Careers Service.
- our ‘Applying for a PGCE’ presentation should contain more about how to write a good personal statement - this year we have put on workshops specifically about how to complete the personal statement section of the form.
- you would like information on selling yourself to employers – we have developed a handout on this for our 10 Top Tips series.
- our Graduate Job search presentation focuses too much on websites – we have re-developed this into two sessions, one on advertised vacancies and a second on exploring the hidden jobs market.
- students attending the graduate job search presentation should be provided with lists of recruitment agencies and jobs - this information and much more is on our website.
- powerpoint slides from careers sessions should be made available - we now add them to E-learning@Tees
Give us your feedback
'Thank you - I found the CV session very useful and will be using the skills I learnt.'
'Given really useful information and resources to use in the future in our own time.'
'Good examples of positive and negative aspects of an application form. Able to discuss throughout. Good informative PowerPoint presentation.'
'An informative session that has left me with a lot to think about.'
'Made me feel a lot more confident about application process and relevant resources.'
'The workbook is a very good tool and shows the importance of a good CV'.
'I felt that every important points were covered …and am more informed. I feel confident to apply for the graduate scheme.'
'Was given some good links and very helpful information presented in a great informative way.'
'Session was delivered well and I feel I have learned some important factors on how to have a successful application form to get me to the next step.'
'I really enjoyed the presentation and it gave me the opportunity to want to become a volunteer.'
'Delivery of the session was friendly, informative and there was scope for researching this subject further via the Blackboard system.'
'Thought the session was great gave me tips on how to improve my skills.'
'The session was informative and interactive and gave a good perspective on hidden jobs and networking. The material was useful and the Get ahead website is something I will be looking into more.'
'Great session, eye opener as to how much preparation goes into interviews. Well informed and presented.'
'I now have an idea of what else to look for other than graduate schemes and where to look.'
'I liked how passionate and enthusiastic the speakers were. Really encouraged me to want to get involved.'
‘Very helpful, gained a lot of insight into writing and tailoring my CV.’
‘Friendly and informative presentation with offers of further help. Very helpful.’
‘Very good presentation, made me a lot more aware of the application process and the support available from careers service.’
‘Fantastic advice, thank you. The DVD added additional help and all my queries were answered.’
‘I highly recommend the careers service to anyone who needs advice.’
'Satisfied with the service. Adviser made me feel welcomed.'
'Straight to the point, useful information, friendly, welcoming.'
'Very helpful indeed, very knowledgeable and able to provide a wide range of resources..'
'Fantastic - feeling optimistic.'
'The interview was very helpful - it gave me more areas to look into and how I can go about gaining experience in my area and how to build upon my prospects - such as networking. '
'I found the interview really helpful and informative. Careers adviser was really easy to talk to and gave me loads of helpful advice'.
'I am rather anxious about finding a suitable job and this interview has put my mind at rest and made me feel confident in myself.'
'Adviser was fantastic, really helped me to look at my options and come up with an action plan and starting point.'
'The appointment was very helpful and exactly what I was looking for.'
'I would recommend it to everyone who was unsure about their career path or how to achieve it.'
'The service was excellent, I'm a current student and asked for an appointment for some CV advice, the service was outstanding, very helpful, answered all my questions. Would definitely recommend to other students.'
'I wish I was exposed to this service earlier on in my studies, very helpful, thank you.'
'During my appointment I felt that the careers adviser emphasised with my situation and I feel much better informed as a result.'
'Text reminders are great.'
'Really useful session which gave me routes to look into that I hadn't thought of in terms of work experience.'
'Good - I was able to take some of the material away with me to read up more.'
'I think the services the careers service offer are very good, some very good advice, especially with CVs and I think it is great that graduates can use the service for up to two years after we have graduated. It is nice to know there is somewhere to go for advice.'
'Careers adviser was very helpful. I have never had an interview and was feeling nervous but now I am a lot more confident as I know what to say and how to prepare.'
'I am glad that I am discovering the high levels of support available at Teesside University - as a part time student it is difficult to fully take advantage of the services, but I will be.'
'It has been very informative, feel better about applications and that I do have the skills required and now I know how to present them.'
'It was a very worthwhile experience I am very glad I came and had a mock interview it has better prepared me for the real thing.'
'Exemplary support, with informative and thorough review of interview performance and friendly, encouraging feedback. I feel much better prepared and the suggestions provided have me feeling confident and prepared.'
'Finally I've got the job. Just want to say Thanks! It wasn't possible without your help.'
'It was very difficult to get the job without your assistance so thank you very much'.
'Thank you I enjoyed your lecture and hope you do more. They are inspirational.'
'I received valuable information from this service today. I was made aware on the website to search for jobs and I will also make an appointment to prepare my CV and interviews.'
'I came out feeling much more confident in the direction I was taking, and was given a lot of very useful information which I feel will be very beneficial.'
'Very helpful, friendly service that provides a lot of information on resources and organisations available.'
'Careers adviser was friendly, willing to listen to what I was interested in and helped me tailor my CV towards the career I wish to pursue.'
'Invaluable advice, extremely useful and I feel much more confident about approaching employers.'
'Very helpful and informative, I have a few more options to consider which I may not have had without using this service.'
'I thought that the interview was very informative and I feel better equipped to pursue my job search, hopefully with better results.'
'Careers adviser gave me some excellent advice and guidance in relation to my CV and application.'
'Great detailed feedback on my CV structure, what to include and exclude.'
'I don't think it needs to be improved , I got a lot of support in those 15 mins and the career advisers were extremely helpful.'
'Very informative, was helpful and signposted to relevant information.'
'Very helpful in getting started with finding work experience and jobs.'
'Really helpful, pleasant service, will use again if needed.'
'I was able to find out what employers really need.'
'Really enjoyed the ability to hear from a graduate that had gone through the placement process, felt this was very valuable.'
'Very informative presentation delivery, a good insight into the employer's application process.'
'Good lecture, gained a lot of useful information to help me in the future. Very glad I came, thank you.'
'Great service and I have been given lots of information to update my CV. I also feel better prepared for applying for placements.'
'The mock interview service sounds fantastic. I will definitely be using it in the future. Also the careers library is great.'
'Great that the service is available to those who have already graduated.'
'CV presentation - loved the word document that highlighted all the mistakes and with side note comments.'
'The interview was very informative, and has helped to build my confidence about job opportunities and searching for jobs.'
'Everything was explained and has got me motivated into getting work experience.'
'Very helpful, covered each issue I was concerned about, and also spoke about future help that could be available. This is all a great help to me.'
'Excellent one to one discussion, quite helpful. Made me have an open minded view of the jobs market.'
'Careers adviser provided a very thorough appraisal of my cover letter for my job application, and highlighted some areas to consider reviewing and provided constructive criticism, thanks.'
'I enjoyed the presentation - though I'm in first year but want to develop the skills early. Thanks I'm very happy.'
'Adviser was extremely helpful in discussing areas within my CV that could be improved - also helped me to understand and answer questions that were present on an application form for a graduate role, identifying areas within my CV that could be used to answer certain sections. Advice was given on various psychometric tests that I may have to undertake.'
'I went into the appointment with ideas and preparation which was confirmed that I was on the right track. I was given other ideas to think about and options - I found the adviser very helpful and easy to talk to.'
'CV construction was a good session, very informative and well structured, provided us with a good and bad example of CV to show comparison which helped me to see what I was doing wrong and how to correct it.'
'It is one of the best services which I enjoyed during my studies and which helped boost my confidence in looking for employment.'
'Staff are so helpful and friendly.'
'Very helpful, practical advice given and shown how to further access relevant information. My CV needed updating - have had the same format for 20+ years, now I'll be including only what is relevant.'
'I feel this service is massively important in helping me get employment.'
'Very friendly and engaging, worksheet helped a lot.'
'I would definitely recommend the service to students and friends.'
'Excellent presentation - lots of opportunity to interact. Workbook was a welcomed contribution.'
'I will be having an interview next week and I feel the advice given will help me.'
'It was fantastic, moreover it opened up my eyes on how to improve my CV.'
'Very friendly and helpful staff. Important points highlighted and future aims noted. Overall a great service.'
'The careers appointment helped me to get back on track employability wise and to use my current networks and contacts in gaining further work experience.'
'Brilliant help - I now know what direction I am going in and how to achieve a placement.'
'Careers adviser was extremely knowledgeable about all my requirements and made me aware of other options open to me.'
'The careers advice has been excellent. The information provided has really helped me with my job search.'
'The interview was carried out in a relaxed , comfortable environment with lots of options presented.'
'The careers adviser answered most of my questions and made me feel more confident.'
'I thought that the session was perfect and enabled me to gain a better understanding of the routes that I can now take.'
'The interview was very helpful and I gained quite a lot of information.'
'The advice from staff is incredibly helpful and I feel much more confident in my job search.'
'I was given some help on how to tailor my CV and given an appointment with another careers adviser who specialises in my area to further help with some concerns I had about putting unemployed dates on my CV. I was shown links on Blackboard to read to help further.'
'I think the stand with information is really good – I picked up information booklets which are a great assistance to me.'