The Oxford Guide to Careers

Gain insights into careers in a variety of sectors, read tips on how to build applications that stand out, find out how to improve employability skills, and more, from careers advisers, top recruiters and Oxford alumni.


Created by the Oxford University Careers Service, the annual Oxford Guide to Careers delivers:

  • The lowdown on industry sectors as diverse as advertising and AI
  • Information from a variety of employers looking to recruit Oxford students
  • Profiles from alumni in sectors from academia to tech
  • CV and cover letter templates and tips
  • Advice on cringe-free networking
  • Interview strategies
  • How to plan your job hunt if you’re feeling career clueless

New for 2021:

  • A brand-new sector briefing: Business with Purpose, with alumni profiles from New Ground Coffee and B Lab UK
  • Details of new employability programmes, such as the Oxford Strategy Challenge and Insight into Strategy and Management
  • Virtual fairs during Covid-19 restrictions
  • 80 pages of sector-specific guidance with over 45 alumni profiles 

View the Oxford Guide to Careers 2021 in your browser (PDF)

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