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What You Need to Know About Game-Based Assessment

By Erica Sparkes, Employability Education Projects Officer If you’re making graduate and placement applications to some of the larger organisations, you’ve probably brushed up on your application, interview and assessment centre technique. But did you know you may be invited to play a game or series of games as part of the application process? Whether you’re the kind …

Why a Graduate Internship Was the Best Decision for Me

By Rachel Hoskins, BA Hons Archaeology (2016) As an arts graduate with an archaeology degree, the prospect of getting a job was daunting to say the least. It wasn’t the right time for further education and I found it hard to settle on what I really wanted to do with my future. I decided to apply for …

Face-To-Face Networking for the First Time? 5 Tips and Tricks

By Grace Pownall, third year, MEng Hons Civil Engineering This summer, I decided to invest some time into growing my professional network by attending two conferences at the Institution of Structural Engineers. One specifically for young engineers and one focusing on sustainability, very relevant to my final-year dissertation. Walking up the stairs to a conference room …

Working in Digital: Five Tips from Five Graduates

Impression is a small digital marketing agency in Nottingham, and almost a quarter of its 22 permanent staff are recent University of Nottingham graduates. We each came to the company in a different way, so we come together to tell our stories about working in digital, and share some top employability tips. Liam Wade: Don’t be afraid to …

From Maps to Apps – The First Year of My Career

By Alex Davies, BSc Geography (2016) Somewhere around my final term of university, I realised my dream of becoming a pro MMA fighter was probably going to be hindered by the fact I had forgotten to attend any training. Desperate not to end up living with my parents after I graduated, I researched the next …

5 Reasons to Join LinkedIn Before Starting Your Job Search

By Jennifer Tait, Marketing and Social Media Co-ordinator at Bridgewater Graduates LinkedIn can be an extremely valuable tool. However, many graduates still start their job search without setting up a profile. Sound like you?  With sixty percent of employers using social networking sites to research job candidates, LinkedIn can be so much more than your online CV. …

Why the Creative Industries Love Arts and Humanities Grads

Natty Moore, BA (Hons) English and History (2016) This time last year I was donning my cap and gown to become a graduate of English and history. I knew I wanted to work for a creative agency, but was unclear how to present my academic skills. Why would employers choose me over someone with an art and design background? These anxieties were …

Starting Your First Job? How to Master Your New Workload

By Susanna Quirke, Senior Content Editor & Marketing, Inspiring Interns As a student, it can be easy to feel hard done by. Essays, problem sheets, extracurricular and exams – it can all pile up. When you graduate to your first job or internship, however, you’ll soon realise that working life’s a whole different ball game. So. How …

Why Should You Choose a Local Law Firm?

By Rebecca Lister, Trainee Solicitor, Rothera Sharp You might have an idea about the areas of law you want to work in, but what about the kind of firm you want to work for? I’m a Trainee Solicitor at Rothera Sharp, having joined the firm in 2016. I completed my law degree at the University …

From MA History to a Career in Digital Marketing

By Stanley Dunthorne, MA History I enjoyed studying history but chose to leave academia at the end of my masters. After a few months working in sales/account management role for a local IT company, I decided this wasn’t right for me. I started exploring a career in digital marketing and soon secured a role as a Digital Marketing Executive with …