Career Support

Help at every step

In today’s competitive business climate, it is more important than ever to adopt a strategic and pro-active approach to your career.

The Career and Professional Development Service is available for one-to-one careers consultations to talk about career plans, help you produce CVs and advise on interview techniques. We can also provide insights into companies and sectors.

One-to-one Support

The careers team offer a personalised one-to-one service from consultants with a wealth of industry experience.  You can use this service for any careers related need including:

  • Help with your next career move
  • Advice on your career strategy
  • Help exploring opportunities
  • CV, Cover letter, Application reviews
  • Mock interviews

Resources

As alumni you have access to a wealth of online resources to help you with the following:
–  Explore and understand different industries and roles
–  Access job opportunities in the UK and abroad
–  Research companies and industries to help give you a competitive edge in the recruitment process
–  Negotiate a better salary
–  Expand your network

These are all available through the Careers and Professional Development Service.

Webinars

Take part in one of our professional development webinars covering topics such as “How to achieve a promotion: building a career in house” and “Interviewing with impact”

Attend our events

We offer a range of professional development events to all alumni including recruitment presentations, guest speakers, special interest groups, networking and social events, and webinars.

Visit the Business School events page regularly for information regarding events that will help alumni advance or change their careers. And make sure you read the monthly alumni e-bulletin with the latest news and events from the School and the College.

Are you looking for a new job? Visit our online jobs board

We provide access to an online careers service jobs board called ‘Symplicity’, which lists vacancies targeted at alumni. If you are looking for new employment opportunities, register for a personal account via the careers team icbs.careers@imperial.ac.uk

We will upload your details to the jobs board database and you will receive a welcome email with information on how to access and view advertised job opportunities. If you are a recent alumnus (graduated in 2014) and already have a Symplicity account, there is no need to re-register.

Career Surgery

We offer a Monday careers surgery open to alumni from 18.00-21.00 (carried out via Skype), and Saturday sessions which focus on the Executive MBA students and alumni (appointment necessary, these can be 1:1 sessions in person, over the phone or via Skype). If you live outside of London, email and telephone support can also be provided during office hours.

Please contact our Careers Coordinators for more information or to book an appointment with a Careers Consultant at the Business School.
E: icbs.careers@imperial.ac.uk
T: +44 (0)20 7594 1510 or +44 (0)20 7594 6432

We also offer tailored services provided exclusively to Business School alumni, which can also help with the less ‘recruitment focused’ advice.  For example:

  • Support in gaining that promotion
  • Advice and support in getting onto your company’s board
  • Advice and guidance for starting your own business
  • Coaching – helping you understand