Four years working as Director of Careers at City University London has given me the opportunity to view the operation of a careers service through the eyes of an ex-recruiter. I understand the constraints that a careers service has to operate under and the changing nature of the university landscape, and I have experience of developing an Employability Strategy which has broadened the scope of the careers service offering and increased the size of the team at City by 300%.
I have practical experience of delivering careers interventions, both at Logica and more recently at City. I understand the importance of credibility for careers services, and how employer contact can help to build that. I’ve witnessed, firsthand, the impact that increased fees have had on student expectations, and the demands that are being placed on the careers service as a result.
This understanding, combined with my experience of campus recruitment at Logica, has helped me to develop ideas that will allow careers services to evolve to meet the new challenges they face.