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Career support services

Career support services

Prospect's career services are designed to help members manage their career in a changing environment.

personal and career development leafletWhether you are positively seeking a new job or dealing with enforced change due to reorganisation or redundancy, Prospect provides a range of resources to assist. See our separate Careersmart website for more information, including our salary checker and calculator tools and our free e guide to planning and developing your career.

We can help if you want to refresh certain skills or learn new ones.

We provide support in the form of face to face intervention, online, via the telephone or by group sessions. These services are delivered by both Prospect and external providers.

You'll find a summary of our services and support in our 'personal and career development leaflet'.

Open University

The Open University has a range of tools and resources to support you evaluate, develop and get on with your career, such as a careers and employability site and a useful website hosting a range of free, taster courses.

Finally, the OU also runs its own careers advisory service website.

Birkbeck careers logoBirkbeck University

Birkbeck University offers a 10% discount to trade union members on all its courses. It also has a very practical and useful free site called Get Ahead, Stay Ahead. This can help you refresh your study skills, achieve your goals and develop other key transferable skills such as presentational skills.

unionlearn logoUnionlearn

UnionLearn is the learning and skills arm of the TUC. The focus of its work is to promote union learning and disseminate best practice of unions'  learning and skills activities. It is also responsible for managing the Union Learning Fund and produces a range of publications and other materials to aid individuals with their own learning and development. More information can be sourced from the  UnionLearn website.

Career development podcasts

If you're looking for support in drafting and or reviewing your CV or want to refresh your interview techniques, Prospect has produced a range of podcasts covering:

  • selling your skills and strengths
  • how to write an effective CV and
  • interview skills

Guardian careers logoGuardian Careers

The Guardian Careers website includes a range of downloadable CV templates.