CareerConnect Platform

The CareerConnect platform is exclusive to Oxford University students, alumni and current research staff. You can use it to search upcoming events, book appointments, and find jobs and internships.

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To log-in, click the CareerConnect Login link in the blue header of the Careers Service website. Alternatively, click wherever you see the words “CareerConnect”. 

No account?

Students: If you do not have a CareerConnect account and are a matriculated student of Oxford University, please contact us at reception@careers.ox.ac.uk.

Alumni: If you are an alum, you can sign up for an account on the CareerConnect alumni homepage.

Recruiters: If you are a recruiter, you can complete the Organisation registration form on the Employer log-in page, and create an account. Once the account is confirmed, you can simply Login to CareerConnect.

Research staff: If you are a member of Oxford’s Research Staff, you can sign up by completing the New user registration form - Research Staff. Once the account is confirmed, you can simply Login to CareerConnect.

Login

If you are a student, your CareerConnect account is accessed via the University of Oxford Single Sign-On system, and you will be redirected through it.

Forgotten password?

Students at Oxford University will sign in with their Single Sign-On password. If you’ve forgotten it, please contact IT Services. Alumni and Research Staff can get a new password through the reset button on the log-in pages.

Your profile

If you are a student, the first time you log in - and before you can use all of CareerConnect - you need to check and complete your profile.

This includes setting email preferences, and sharing information with us, such as:

  • details of any language skills you have in addition to English;
  • details of any additional qualifications;
  • whether you identify as having a disability or other health condition. If you do, we’re keen to send information about relevant events, resources and services that may be of specific interest to you. We will never share your personal information with third parties.

If you are not automatically taken to your profile, select 'Update Profile' from the 'My Profile' menu.

Click on 'Next' to move to the next tab. Once you have filled in all the required fields, click on 'Save' on the final tab to submit your profile changes.

If you choose to register for advice and jobs from TARGETjobs and/or information about postgraduate courses and later wish to unregister, you will need to do so via the TARGETjobs site: targetjobs.co.uk

Current students – if your profile details are incorrect and you can not change them, please contact reception@careers.ox.ac.uk or contact us via the 'Queries' menu on CareerConnect.

Changing your password

Students at Oxford University must always sign in with their Single Sign-On password. If you need to change your password, please do so through IT Services.

Alumni can change their password from within CareerConnect by selecting 'Update Password' from the 'My Profile' menu.

Research Staff can change their password from within CareerConnect by selecting 'Update Profile' from the 'My Profile' menu.

Once you have completed your profile you will be able to:

  • Search for current vacancies;
  • Search for Careers Fairs and Events;
  • Book appointments, for example a short discussion with a Careers Adviser or a mock interview with an employer;
  • Search for opportunities that are part of the our Internship Office and Skills Programmes (if you are a current student) for example the Internship Programme or The Student Consultancy Programme;
  • Search the Employer Directory;
  • Add CVs to your account.

On your CareerConnect homepage there is a selection of panes such as Appointments, Events, Opportunities, etc. You can rearrange the position of panes on the page by clicking and dragging the blue headings. To expand or collapse each pane click on the arrow on the right.

Your activity

To help you keep track of your activities on CareerConnect ome of the menus have a 'My… option' (i.e. My Events, My Opportunities, My Appointments, My Queries, My Applications - in the Internship Office and Skills Programme menu which is only available to current students. You can also access some of this information via the relevant pane.

Make an appointment with a career adviser

You can make an appointment through the Appointments menu (choose 'Book Appointment') or through the Appointments pane, by selecting 'Book an appointment'.

Here you can book a 20 minute ‘Short discussion at the Careers Service’ amongst other types of appointments.

When you have booked an appointment you should receive an email confirming the booking. If you do not receive this email (and have checked your junk folder) please contact reception@careers.ox.ac.uk. If you are no longer able to make your appointment please make sure you cancel it as soon as possible through CareerConnect - or by using the link given in your confirmation email.

Search for current opportunities

Clicking on 'Search Opportunities' in the 'Opportunities' menu will bring up all the current active opportunities on the system. The search can then be refined in various ways using the options on the left hand side.

The 'Text Search' allows you to search for certain text within an opportunity title or description. Enter multiple words for general matches, or use quotes (“) for exact matches. You can also search by: • Reference ID • Organisation Name • Occupational Area • Location • Salary • Post Date • Expiry Date • Country • Opportunity Type. Click on the arrow to expand a section.

For example, if you would like to search for an internship in the ‘Advertising, Marketing & Communication’ sector, select the appropriate sector from the ‘Occupational Area’ list and select ‘Internship/ Work Experience’ from the ‘Opportunity Type’ list. To search by more than one business area at the same time select ‘Match any’.

To start a new search either click on ‘Reset’ or click on the cross by each active filter.

Based on your search filters, a list of all relevant opportunities will be generated, from which you can view the opportunity information by clicking on the position title of the applicable opportunity.

Note that you can sort the list of opportunities in various ways by choosing a ‘Sort by’ option from the top of the list.

To save a search, click on 'Save this search', give it a name and description, then click on 'Save'. To access a saved search Access them through the Saved Searches pane on your CareerConnect homepage or on the 'Opportunity Search' page, click on “Saved Searches”.

To save an opportunity, view the full details of the opportunity, click on the 'Actions' button, then press 'Save'.

To access a saved opportunity, click on 'My Saved Opportunities' from the 'Actions' menu; or select 'My Opportunities' from the 'Opportunities menu', or select it from the 'Opportunities' pane on your homepage.

Search for opportunities

(Including: The Internship Programme, The MicroInternship Programme, The Student Consultancy, and our Insight programmes. These are all applicable only to current students. Research staff can access internships advertised by organisations directly on CareerConnect and The Researcher Consultancy.)

Many of the opportunities within these programmes can also be accessed via the 'Opportunities' menu (see above for information about searching for opportunities). A small number of the programmes are advertised as events, for these you will need to view the relevant event to sign up. If you are unsure, please contact reception@careers.ox.ac.uk.

To view a list of the programmes we run:

  • Select 'Programme list' from the 'Internship Office and Skills Programmes' menu
  • Click on 'Find out more' for further information and to see any opportunities associated with this programme that are currently available (if applicable).
  • For some of our programmes you are able to register an interest in the programme. Registering an interest means you are indicating an interest in receiving updates about the programme, for example when applications open. This does not count as an application for the programme, which you would have to complete separately. 
  • Note: some programmes may only be available at certain times of year.

To search and apply for opportunities within these programmes

  • Select 'Search Internship Office and Skills Programmes' from the 'Internship Office and Skills Programmes' menu.

  • Click on the position title to see further information about the opportunity and how to apply.

Search for Careers Fairs and other events

In CareerConnect, you are able to search for events by name, date, type and sector in list view or calendar view (including: Careers Fairs, Careers Service events and employer events both in and outside Oxford).

To search by list view:

  • Select Search events from the Events menu.
  • Use the filters on the left hand side to refine your search.
  • To start a new search or view the full list of events again either click on 'Reset' or click on the cross by each active filter.
  • Click on the event name for further information and registration (where necessary).

To search by calendar view:

  • Select 'Event calendar' from the 'Events' menu.
  • Use the filters on the left hand side to refine your search.

Registering for an event

If registration through CareerConnect is necessary then click on 'Book now' to confirm your place.

Most Careers Service events that have to be booked operate a waiting list. If you are no longer able to attend please make sure you cancel your booking as soon as possible so others have the opportunity to attend. The first person on the waiting list will be offered a place at the event if a cancellation is received.

When you book a place you should receive an email confirming the booking, if you do not receive this email (and have checked your junk folder), please contact reception@careers.ox.ac.uk. You can cancel your booking through CareerConnect or using the link given in your confirmation email.

Search the organisations directory

You may want to use this directory to find out more about a particular organisation, see all the opportunities they currently have on offer and whether they will be hosting upcoming events.

If you want to search for a specific organisation you can type the organisation name into the 'Quick search' in the 'Organisations' pane on the CareerConnect home page.

To search all active organisations on CareerConnect

  • Select 'Search Organisations' from the 'Opportunities' menu
  • Use the filters on the left hand side to refine your search
  • Click on an organisation name to view further information about the organisation including any opportunities they are currently advertising on CareerConnect and any upcoming events they are holding or fairs they are attending.

Contact

If you have issues that are not addressed on this page, please email reception@careers.ox.ac.uk.

If you have an account, you can Login to CareerConnect.

If you do not have a CareerConnect account, you can complete the Organisation registration form on the Employer log-in page, and create an account using your organisation’s details and your contact details. Please complete as much information as possible. Anything with a * next to it must be completed.

Once you have submitted your registration details, you are able to post a vacancy while your registration is pending approval by clicking on the 'Post Opportunit'y button. Your registration will need to be approved before you can register for a fair or other events.

You should receive an email approving your registration within 2 working days. This email will ask you to click on a link to enter a new password which will then allow you to access CareerConnect. If you do not receive this email, please contact a member of the Employer Relations Team on 01865 274663.


How to update your organisation’s information

  1. Go to the ‘Profile’ menu and select 'Update Organisation Profile' or click on ‘Update Profile’ in the 'Quick Links' section

  2. Make any changes (click between tabs as appropriate)

  3. Click on 'Save Changes' 

We would be grateful if you would ensure that your organisation details and contact(s) information are kept up to date. Students are able to access your organisation details on any vacancy you post and additionally via an Organisation Directory. Your contact information is only visible to the Careers Service staff unless you specify you wish your contact details to be shown to students (users) as part of a vacancy posting.

How to add a new contact

  1. Go to the ‘Profile’ menu and select 'Update Organisation Profile' or click on ‘Update Profile’ in the 'Quick Links' section
  2. Click on the 'Contacts and Users' tab and then 'Add New Contact' 
  3. Enter the relevant details
  4. Click on 'Add User '

The contact you have added will be emailed a link to set up a password.

How to add a new vacancy

  1. Go to the ‘Opportunities’ menu and select 'Post Opportunities' 
  2. If you are a recruitment agency or executive search company please ensure you select the correct posting opportunity type
  3. Complete the Publishing and Application details then click on 'Next'
  4. Once all the information has been input, click on 'Add Opportunity'

Please complete as many fields as possible, as information entered can be used as search criteria by students and will allow your opportunity to be identified within the search information specified. Any fields marked with a * must be completed. Organisation Directory. Your contact information is only visible to the Careers Service staff unless you specify you wish your contact details to be shown to students (users) as part of a vacancy posting.

NOTE: There is a limit of 1000 words for the opportunity summary. For fields that allow multiple selections, click on your first selection then click on your second selection etc.

Your vacancy will then be submitted to the Employer Relations Team for review before it goes “live”. You should receive an email once it has been approved. This may take up to 5 working days during busy periods.

Posting Funding Opportunities: Select the most appropriate occupational area. If none are relevant, select “Education”

How to view and amend your current vacancies

You can use the 'Opportunities Management' option to view the status of your vacancies or edit, copy, withdraw your vacancies or extend the closing date.

'Manage Opportunities' can be accessed via the ‘Opportunities’ menu or by selecting ‘Manage Opportunities’ from the Quick Links section on your CareerConnect homepage. Amendments can be made using the Actions section.

The Employer Relations Team will review any changes before the changes go ”live”. Your vacancy will not be visible to students during this time.

How to extend the closing date for a vacancy

  1. View your current opportunities on the CareerConnect homepage
  2. Click on the title for the relevant vacancy
  3. Click on Extend under the Actions section at the top right of the page
  4. Enter the new closing date and click on Extend (or select Extend from the Actions section for the relevant vacancy via Opportunities Management).

You are able to extend your vacancy if the closing date is five days away or less, otherwise you would need to edit the vacancy. Students will still be able to view the vacancy while the extension is awaiting approval.

How to register for a Fair

  1. From the ‘Events’ menu select 'Search Organisation Events' 
  2. Click on the fair name
  3. Select your preferred stand size and click on 'Next' 
  4. Enter your other requirements
  5. Click on 'Next' 
  6. Check the details are correct then click on 'Confirm' 

Please note your place will not be confirmed until you have received a confirmation email from the Employer Relations Team. 

How to change your password

  1. Go to the ‘Profile’ menu and select 'Update My Details' 
  2. Enter your current password and then a new password and confirm it
  3. Click on 'Save'

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