The network can help anyone who is a member of administrative or support staff in the University (including academic-related staff and colleges) and who is looking for confidential, impartial advice about an internal job application or a job interview. The network offers access to a number of managers who are also experienced recruiters and who have volunteered to meet colleagues from across the University and mentor and guide on how to write effective job applications and prepare for/learn from interviews. Our mentors are experienced recruiters rather than careers consultants and so the help they can offer will be focussed on applications and interviews within the University.
Typically network mentors are able to help colleagues who haven’t applied for a post for some time, or who are finding a particular application or interview preparation challenging, or who want to learn from an unsuccessful experience.
People and Organisational Development operates the scheme. Staff from the team will try to match you with a suitable mentor, based upon the information you have supplied. Mentors are volunteers and so we may not always be able to match you with a mentor. We will, however, always be able to point you towards some Careers self-help resources on job applications.
If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
People and Organisational Development organises the network. To ask to be matched with a careers support network mentor, please complete our Mentee application form (Word), which will ask you for information on the support you are seeking. This will help the team to match you with a mentor and your mentor to prepare for a meeting with you. Once we have matched you with a mentor, you can arrange to meet. Please return your completed form to the POD administrative team.
Here are some guidelines to observe to ensure that you get the best out of the relationship.
Apply to be matched with a careers support network mentor.
Tel: 01865 286808