If you are looking for written guides to help you plan your career path, why not come to the careers service and pick up one of our main publications, a selection are available online below.

Your Guide to Career Planning 2019-20 - this guide is designed for all undergraduates and postgraduates, whether you are planning a career in academia, industry, commerce, public service or a profession – or simply have no idea what you want to do.

The Events Guide 2019‌ - listing of Careers Service activities (including employer presentations, employer-led skills workshops, careers talks and more).

Imperial Guide to CVs and Cover Letters - this booklet has been produced by the Careers Service to show a range of different CVs devised to cover a number of scenarios. There are examples from undergraduates, Masters and PhD level students, and the CVs have been tailored for a variety of positions - internships/placements, graduate roles, postgraduate study applications, academia, and industry.

Other available publications:

  • The Times Top 100
  • Target Jobs- Engineering/ Finance/ Teaching/ IT & Technology/ Consulting/Property/ Law
  • Your Guide to Placements, Internships and Insights
  • IP Careers- Chartered Patent Attorneys 
  • The Job Crowd-Top Companies for Graduates to Work for 
  • Accountancy Careers-Chartered Accountancy 
  • Insurance Careers - The Insurance Profession 
  • Actuarial Careers - The Actuarial Profession 
  • Postgraduate Loans and Other UK Funding- A Guide for 
  • Law Careers.net Handbook
  • The Beginners Guide to a Career in Law
  • Guardian UK 300
  • Careers Service Handouts- covering the application & selection process e.g. Written ExercisesCVCover Letter and many more...

Your Guide to Career Planning 2019-20

The Guide is designed for all undergraduates and postgraduates, whether you are planning a career in academia, industry, commerce, public service or a profession – or simply have no idea what you want to do.

Useful sections on subjects such as ‘making applications’, ‘win the interview game’ and ‘work experience – get it’, makes this publication an invaluable resource.

Download Your Guide to Career Planning 2019-20 or collect a copy from the Careers Service, Levle 5 Sherfield Building.

The Events Guide 2019

Listing of Careers Service activities (including employer presentations, employer-led skills workshops, careers talks and more).

This brochure provides information about the range of services and events offered by the Careers Service (October – December). It is designed to help you make decisions about your future and assist you with your goals.

‌ Also available to collect in hard copy from the Careers Service, Level 5 Sherfield Building.

The content of this publication can also be found on our Careers Events.

Imperial Guide to CVs and Cover Letters

Your CV is your first opportunity to market yourself to potential future employers. This booklet has been produced by the Careers Service to show a range of different CVs devised to cover a number of scenarios. There are examples from undergraduates, Masters and PhD level students, and the CVs have been tailored for a variety of positions - internships/placements, graduate roles, postgraduate study applications, academia, and industry.

You do not have to find your particular department below - we’ve simply tried to present a range of CVs from different courses here at Imperial College. The aim is to be inspired and give you some further ideas of how you might want your own CV to look.