TARGETconnect

Ask for help, manage your appointments and events, and explore a range of opportunities, including part-time, full-time, and graduate opportunities, sourced and vetted by us.

What is it?

TARGETconnect is a tool to help you access careers information, advice, guidance, events, and opportunities.

You can easily manage your own personal careers profile so you can decide what information you receive, which jobs you look for regularly, and lets you book appointments and book onto events online. You can also keep a record of your attendance and any action plans you devise after your careers consultations.

We have friendly staff based in Careers who can help you make a start and if you can’t make it onto campus you can ask us a question and we will respond using e-guidance.

TARGETconnect is only available for Lancaster students and graduates. Current students can log-on using their existing Lancaster student ID and password. Graduates may need to register and on approval will be able to use the system.

To access TARGETconnect, visit lancaster.targetconnect.net

How do I use it?

Check out our guides below:

Booking appointments and checking drop-ins
Submitting queries online
Registering and searching for events
Searching for jobs and opportunities

Benefits

  • Tailored job search for full and part-time opportunities
  • Details of further study options
  • Ability to submit careers questions online using the ‘My queries’ function
  • Online booking facility for Careers appointments
  • Check availability of Careers drop-in sessions
  • Details of Employer and Careers events and workshops
  • View profiles for graduate employers
  • Option to set your own profile and preferences


How to:

Booking appointments and checking drop-ins

You can book appointments, check drop-in times, and arrange a mock interview via the 'Appointments' tab. You will also be able to have your notes from these appointments added to your profile.

Simply click the red 'Appointments' tab at the top of the page, click 'Book appointment', select which type of appointment you would like to book, and select an available date from the list.

Submitting queries online

Instead of e-mailing or attending a drop-in, you can quickly and easily submit a query via TARGETconnect. Click on the 'Queries' tab and select 'Submit query'. 

Please be as detailed as possible, and if the query concerns a CV, cover letter or application, you can attach these to your query.

Registering and searching for events

All of our events are available to view on our 'Event Calendar', which you can access by clicking the 'Events' tab at the top of the page. You can then see when we are holding workshops and events, and we will also advertise some opportunities outside of campus, such as career fairs and recruitment events in other cities, and links to view webinars. 

To book onto an event, simply click on the event, and on the next page, click 'book now'. All of the events which you have booked onto are available to view under 'My Events'. 



Booking onto an event helps us contact you if any information changes, such as the location or time, allows us to contact you if there is any follow-up information after the event, and also makes sure that we have enough places available for events with restricted numbers.

Searching for jobs and opportunities

We have anywhere between 300 to 500 jobs and opportunities on our board, which you can easily apply for, often at the click of a button!

Each opportunity is vetted by ourselves to ensure that they are all legitimate, non-exploitative, and compliant with the law. 

Opportunities posted on the board include: 

  • Graduate roles
  • Full-time jobs
  • Part-time jobs
  • Ad-hoc work
  • Traineeships 
  • Internships
  • Volunteering and charity opportunities
  • Opportunities abroad

Click the 'Jobs and Opportunities' tab then select 'Search Jobs and Opportunities'. From there you can search the board and filter via area, location, salary, etc.

Click on the job title find out more about the role, salary, and how to apply. Click on the company name to read more about the company posting the vacancy, and view jobs and opportunities they have posted. 

You can 'save' jobs so that you can look at them later. Click on the job title, and select 'Save' from the 'Actions' menu in the top right corner.