Student & Graduate Career Advice

Student & Graduate Career Advice

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For Russian speaking students and graduates based in the UK

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Student and Graduate Career Advice: Kick-start your career in London

EP Advisory is proud to be the graduate career advisory firm of choice of Russian speaking students from Cambridge, UCL, LSE, Queen Mary, Cass Business School, Westminster, and Royal Holloway universities and others. We work with students and graduates who wish to build a career in the corporate world as well as help young professionals to secure an entry-level position in start-ups and medium to small sizes companies. Everyone is different and we will help you find the right position and the environment you can thrive in. We offer 30-min and 60+15-min consultations as well as Premium Packages.

Not sure which service to choose? Have questions on what to expect? Head on over to our Frequently Asked Questions section.

Choose a service

Basic services

Kick-start Career Q&A


£55


  • Skype Q&A session (30min.):
    + Answers to 3-5 of your questions* about your career in the UK

Student Career Basic


£145


  • Skype consultation with a consultant of your choice (60min.):
    + 2 psychometric tests to assess your profile, strengths, weaknesses, and inspirations
    + Answers to 5-7 of your questions* about your future career choice and graduate recruitment market in the UK
    + Visa Q&A (Tier 2 vs Tier 5)
    + Basic advice on how to improve CV and LinkedIn profile
    + Overview of the most suitable job types/job search platforms/employers

  • Follow-up Skype consultation (15 min.) on the job search progress OR Email support answering you follow-up questions related to the job search within 2 weeks from the last consultation/service

Premium packages

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Kick-start Career Pro - £735

With Viktoria Popova

For students & graduates considering a career in accounting; business services; financial services, creative arts & design; hospitality & event management; law; HR & recruitment; marketing, advertising & PR; media; publishing & journalism; property; sales & BD; translation & interpreting; transport & logistics.

  • Skype consultation (60min.):
    + 2 psychometric tests to assess your profile, strengths, weaknesses, and inspirations
    + Answers to 5-7 of your questions* about your future career choice and graduate recruitment market in the UK
    + Visa Q&A (Tier 2 vs Tier 5)
    + Overview of the most suitable job types/job search platforms/employers

  • CV Clinic service (completely re-written and formatted CV & LinkedIn profile)

  • LinkedIn training (30 min.) on how to use LinkedIn for a job search and referrals

  • Interview training (60-90 min.) on how to pass interviews for entry-level jobs

  • List of 5 job sources (job-sites, platforms, networking events)

  • List of 10 potential employers

  • List of Tier 5 trusted agencies

  • Follow-up Skype consultation (30 min.) on the job search progress or other related questions OR Email support answering your follow-up questions related to the job search within 6 weeks from the last consultation/service

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Kick-start Corporate Pro - £995 

With Ksenia Goncharova

For students considering a corporate career in investment banking; consulting; professional services (Big4); finance; natural resources & energy; public sector and international organisations (EBRD, UN, OECD, etc.); research & benchmarking; other large corporates (Bloomberg, Uber, Google, Facebook, etc)*.

  • Skype consultation (60 min.):
    + 2 psychometric tests to assess your profile, strengths, weaknesses, and inspirations
    + Answers to 5-7 of your questions* about your future career choice and graduate recruitment market in the UK
    + Job search strategy for corporate graduate schemes

  • CV Clinic service (completely re-written and formatted CV & LinkedIn profile optimisation)

  • Full support with filling in of up to 3 job applications for graduate schemes (after that you will be able to do it yourself!)

  • Psychometric tests training (60 min.) by Skype (numeric, verbal and logical reasoning)

  • Assessment centre training (60 min.) on the techniques of passing graduate assessment centre, including case study analysis

  • Interview training (60-90 min.) on how to pass interviews for graduate schemes

  • List of 5 job sources (job-sites, platforms, networking events)

  • List of 10 potential employers

  • List of Tier 5 trusted agencies

  • Follow-up Skype consultation (30 min.) on the job search progress or other related questions OR Email support answering your follow-up questions related to the job search within 6 weeks from the last consultation/service

*If you are interested in this package, please schedule a free call with Ksenia Goncharova prior to the payment, so she could give you objective feedback on your chances of securing a graduate scheme position.

Not sure whether to choose a corporate career or work for smaller size companies? Would like to apply for both corporate graduate schemes and entry-level positions?

We have a package just for you!


Kick-start Pro Full Support - £1455

vs £1925 if bought as separate services


 
  • Skype consultation (45 min.) with Viktoria Popova about opportunities in smaller to medium firms (career paths, specifics, visas, strategies)

  • Skype consultation (45 min.) with Ksenia Goncharova about graduate schemes (job types, specifics, strategies)

  • CV Clinic service (completely re-written and formatted CV & LinkedIn profile)

  • LinkedIn training (30 min.) on how to use LinkedIn for a job search and referrals

  • Cover Letter template to use for both application types

  • Full support with filling in of up to 3 job applications for graduate schemes (after that you will be able to do it yourself!)

  • Psychometric tests training (60 min.) by Skype (numeric, verbal and logical reasoning)

  • Assessment centre training (60 min.) on the techniques of passing graduate assessment centre, including case study analysis

  • Interview training (60-90 min.) on how to pass interviews for graduate schemes

  • Interview training (60-90 min.) on how to pass interviews for entry-level jobs

  • List of 10 job search platforms

  • List of 10 small to medium size companies in your sector

  • List of 10 corporates in your field

  • List of Tier 5 trusted agencies

  • Email support in regards to your job search from both Viktoria and Ksenia (up to 8 weeks from the last consultation/service)

 

Not sure which service to choose? Have questions on what to expect? Head on over to our Frequently Asked Questions section or schedule a free call with one of our consultants.


 

How it works? Glad you asked!

 
 STEP 1

1. Choose a package and pay for it online.

We offer career consultations via Skype and welcome clients from all over the world. We accept all major debit and credit cards as well as Apple Pay.

 STEP 2

2. Choose a career consultant, date, and time for your session.

We will send you an order confirmation by email. Simply press "Schedule Session" button and choose your career consultant, depending on the industry you consider to build a career in.

Then choose a date and time that suits you. We offer different times slots - both morning and evening as well as weekends, to accommodate the needs of each client. All options are London times.

 STEP 3

3. Send us a list of questions you wish to discuss.

Once the time is confirmed, please send us a list of questions you wish to discuss. At least 24 hours prior to your session.

 STEP 4

4. Get started with your career consultant!

Add us to your contact list in Skype (ID "EP Advisory") at least 10 minutes prior to your scheduled time. Take advantage of our expertise and let us help you get the job you deserve!


 

*Career questions asked by our clients (this is only a guideline, feel free to ask your own):

By students and graduates who are interested in

accounting; financial services; business services; creative arts & design; hospitality & event management; law; human resources & recruitment; marketing, advertising & PR; media; publishing & journalism; property; sales & business development; translation & intrepreting; transport & logistics.

  • I am studying BSc in Management/Business/Economics and I don't know which career path to choose, can you help me?

  • I am studying BA and I am not sure if I should choose MA or look for work?

  • Where can I find summer internships in marketing, sales, business development, event management, HR, legal, and other fields in London?

  • Everyone is applying for IB and consulting graduate schemes, but I am not sure this sector is for me. What shall I do?

  • What is the difference between working for a large corporation or a smaller size firm? Which of those would fit me better?

  • How to find graduate entry level jobs? and not only graduate schemes?

  • I have sent my CV to 100 companies, but no one came back to me, what am I doing wrong?

  • Am I allowed to work while studying?

  • What are the requirements for Tier 2 visa? What is the difference between Tier 2 and Tier 5?

  • Where can I find suitable jobs? Which job portals are popular for my background? How do I use them?

  • How to use LinkedIn to find career opportunities? How to use LinkedIn to build key contact base?

  • How to find companies that will be interested in my background? Can I message companies if there are no open vacancies? Who shall I approach and what shall I say?

  • How do I get noticed by UK employers and recruiters? What do they pay attention to the most?

  • Do I need to register with recruitment agencies? Which ones should I work with?

  • What documents do I need to have to get employed?

  • How to structure professional business communication by email? What is the etiquette?

By students and graduates who are interested in

ininvestment banking; consulting; professional services (Big4); finance; natural resources & energy; public sector and international organisations (EBRD, UN, OECD, etc.); research & benchmarking; other large corporates (Bloomberg, Uber, Google, Facebook, etc).

  • What is like to work for in a corporate world in London?

  • The graduate scheme is different from an entry-level position. What are the advantages and disadvantages of graduate schemes?

  • What is the competition like for one graduate scheme position?

  • How serious will my duties be, or will I mostly be making photocopies?

  • How long do graduate schemes last and is a full-time contract guaranteed upon completion?

  • What are the main stages of selection for graduate schemes? How are they different from other jobs?

  • Where is the best place to look for graduate scheme jobs?

  • What is the best time to apply for the graduate scheme? How long does it take from the moment that application is submitted until the final decision is made by the company?

  • What should I specify in the application if I have limited or no work experience?

  • What are the psychometric tests and how do I prepare for them?

  • What are the assessment centres? How can I prepare for them?

  • I studied physics at the university, can I apply for a Finance graduate scheme?

  • Does it make sense for me to apply for graduate schemes if I already have several years of experience/PhD?

  • What type of visa do I need if I received an offer for a graduate scheme in the UK?

  • Can I apply again if this company has already refused me in the past?


What our clients say about EP Advisory services:

Read reviews from our customers (you can find those and many more on Google or Facebook):

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Anastasia - Accounting

Kick-start Career Basic & Profile-Pro

Thank you very much! A wonderful work has been done in optimising my professional brand, and I hope that everything planned will become a reality. Moreover, a separate consultation added a lot of confidence and helped to build a clear plan in my head! I wish the whole team success and ambitious customers.

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Roman - Legal

Kick-start Career Basic

Highly professional and qualified advisors. I was lucky to be connected with Victoria, who provided me with useful recommendations and tips which I didn't know before, in particular how to get the most from LinkedIn.

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Indira - Marketing

Kick-start Career Basic & CV Clinic

I had a wonderful experience working with both Vikroria and Elizaveta. They really helped me to rewrite and to reorganise my CV. I received valuable career advice and together we build my job search strategy that suits my skills and experience. Highly recommend to anyone who is seeking a student career advice.


 

Frequently Asked Questions:

 

Q: I would like to book an individual consultation, but I am not sure which type of service I should choose. Could you help?

Usually, we advise clients to choose the type of individual consultation based on the experience level and their geographical location. The only exception is IT & Tech specialists who have a separate service page. So if you are:

If you still need help figuring out which service is the most suitable, 
don’t worry! You can book a free initial call with one of our career consultants to help you choose the right service for your exact situation.

Q: Which sectors do you cover?

We work with Russian speaking professionals across all sectors, including finance, banking, legal, education, journalism, marketing, IT & tech, accounting, sales & business development, property & real estate, administrative, HR & recruitment, translation & interpreting, and others.

Q: What is your success rate for helping Russian speaking graduates to secure a job and get a work permit in the UK?

We are proud to say that 85% of the graduates who use our services stay in the UK and get a work permit. The success of each case largely depends on how dedicated the graduate is in terms of working towards this goal. Most of the graduates who follow our advice and put in enough effort get the jobs in the UK. We also help Russian speaking graduates from other European countries to secure graduate positions and internships in the UK.

Q: Do you conduct career consulting sessions only by Skype? Can I have a face-to-face consultation?

All of our individual career consultations are conducted by Skype. Although it is not possible to have a face-to-face individual consultation, you are welcome to attend one of our offline events!

Q: How fast can I have my first consultation after the payment has been made?

Usually, your consultant will have the availability to conduct a session with you in the next 2-3 days. There are rare occasions when we are extremely busy and all the available slots for the upcoming week are already booked. In this case, the waiting time can be up to 7 days.

Q: What happens if I am late for my session? Can I reschedule the session after booking?

We have the following Cancellation or Postponement Policy: You may cancel or change the time of your scheduled career consulting session up to 24 hours prior to the session’s start time. In the event of you cancelling or postponing the agreed session less than 24 hours before the scheduled time, the session will be cancelled and no refund will be provided to you. In the event of you being late for the session for more than 20 minutes, the session will be cancelled and no refund will be provided to you.

Q: What happens after the individual consultation is over? Do we keep in touch? Can I write to my career consultant if I have any further questions?

We always keep in touch with our clients. We can reassure you that after the consultation you will have a plan with clear steps of what you should do next to achieve your career goals. In addition to that, you will also have either a follow-up Skype call or will be able to ask your consultant any job search-related questions within 2/4/8 weeks of your consultation, depending on the package you have purchased. Please refer to the individual services' page for more details. Should you have any more questions after the above period has passed, it is best to book an additional 30-min consultation.

Q: Will the CV you write be suitable for job applications only in the UK or other countries as well?

The format of our templates reflects the international standards. The CVs we write for our clients get them jobs in Germany, Ireland, Switzerland, Dubai, Russia, Spain, USA, and Asia. Despite the belief that in some countries the CVs must include a photo and date of birth, it is less common nowadays. European and American employers prefer more factual resumes with a focus on the experience and soft skills rather than age or appearance of the candidate.

Q: How long does it take to complete the Profile Optimisation services: CV Clinic, LinkedIn Optimisation, and Cover Letter?

Usually, the CV Clinic service (CV & LinkedIn profile) takes 3-4 drafts or 1-2 weeks from the date of purchase. However, it largely depends on your schedule and how fast you reply to our consultant's questions and return the drafts to us. Cover Letter writing and editing takes 3-4 days.

Q: All of your consultants are Russian speakers. How do you make sure that all of the documents in English (CVs, LinkedIn profiles, Cover Letters, etc) are written well?

All of our consultants have been living in the UK for many years. Some of our career coaches have also studied at British universities. Nevertheless, to deliver the best possible service and avoid any mistakes, all of the final drafts are rigorously checked by our native English-speaking proof-readers.

Q: It's a big investment for me. What happens if I do not enjoy the service?

We are happy to report that 99% of our clients are happy with the service we provide, as evidenced by our average rating of 5 stars. Nevertheless, our customer care team is standing by and is committed to resolving any issues that come our way. Just contact admin@ep-advisory.com if you have any problems.

Q: What if I am not satisfied with my career consulting session?

Once a session is completed, we cannot issue a refund. However, we strongly recommend you express any questions, concerns or comments to your career consultant. In nearly all cases, we will be able to help you find a resolution, as long as you communicate with us.

 

Video-advice and useful information for Russian speaking students and graduating wishing to kick-start their career in the UK:

Overview of Tier 5 (GAF) visa.

How to make the right career choice?

Common mistakes when looking for a job.