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Navigating King’s CareerConnect to maximise your employability

Hi there! I’m Linh, a current student at King’s, and I have been interning with the Student Services Team over the summer.

Looking back on my journey at King’s, I realised that, without the support from King’s Careers & Employability team, I would not be interning with King’s and starting a career in higher education.

Unlike other career services that I have interacted with, Careers & Employability supports you with your career journey through three phases: Discover, Focus and Action. Each phase highlights resources you can use to get started, such as getting the work experience you need to book an appointment for career guidance. Whether you are starting to consider your career options or already have a clear plan, the team is here to help you build success on our career path.

One of the features of Careers & Employability that was extremely helpful for me personally was King’s CareerConnect, our online careers portal. I want to use this opportunity to share with you how to navigate the platform to explore options for the future and secure your placement or graduate opportunities.

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Getting set up on King’s CareerConnect

I highly recommend you make an account on King’s CareerConnect to search for graduate opportunities from employers that target King’s students and recent alumni.

What’s better is that getting started is as simple as one, two, three...

Step one – find opportunities

Once your account is set up, the first step is to access the vacancy board and familiarise yourself with the opportunities available. Identify the job description for the opportunities that you’re interested in and review the key skills and experience that employers are looking for. This is also a great chance for those that have not had work experience before to find opportunities.

With your account, you'll also have access to the events calendar to help you build a platform for success.

Step two – create your CV

After you have identified the key skills, it’s time to put our CV together. Your CV should outline your knowledge and skills from academic studies or work experience.

Not sure how to create a standout CV? My tip is to use where you can have your CV reviewed by an expert and learn how to best engage with employers.

Step three – apply and prepare for interviews

Once you have your CV ready, it’s time to apply. Need some support? Careers & Employability have advisers who can provide

On King’s CareerConnect, subscription services can help you practice with psychometric tests, case interviews, and explore international employment opportunities. Most employers use case interviews extensively to find the most suitable candidate. Checking out these services will help you identify steps to improve your interview skills.


My final piece of advice is to engage and be proactive in achieving your goals, and the Careers & Employability team can help you get the best out of your career journey.

I wish you all the best with your professional development!