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Five Ways I Made It Past the Application Form

Jack Adams, second-year, computer science Applying for jobs is hard work, but getting rejected at the application form stage is even harder. I’ve found that you can apply for 20 jobs that you don’t even care about, but you’ll still get that disgusting punched-in-the-gut feeling every time you open those generic rejection emails. It can …

Five Practical Tips for Your First Graduate Job

by Jenna Alexander, National Head of Internal Recruitment at Hays The beginning of your career is a constant learning curve. With the benefit of hindsight, what do experienced professionals wish they’d known when starting out? Here are five top tips for your first graduate role. 1. She or he who shouts the loudest doesn’t necessarily get furthest …

Five Tips for Science Graduates Who Want to Become Writers

By Rebecca Bull, copywriter, Hallam Internet To some, pursuing a career as a writer after completing a science degree may not seem like the most logical step. I faced quite a bit of skepticism about my choice to become a writer,  but I’m glad I didn’t let it put me off. I now work as a …

Student Visa? Don’t Panic: You Still Can Work in the UK!

By Manuela Cabrera, masters student, studying structural engineering As an international student, you may be thinking about finding a job while studying in UK. I know I was. I was also concerned about what legal procedures I might need to know about. While at the beginning it seems complex, I promise you, it’s not that …

Why You Should Consider Working at a Start-Up

By Andy Powell, University of Nottingham Law Graduate and the Head of Host Acquisition at HeadBox I graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2015 with a degree in law. I secured a training contract at a large law firm at the end of my second year, and began the Legal Practice Course in preparation for …

Five Reasons to Download the Careers Fair App Today

The Careers Fair app is available to download on iOS and Android, and should take less than a minute for you to install. You can also find it by searching for ‘careers fair plus’ in your app store. Once installed you need to search for ‘University of Nottingham.’ So, why should you?  1. Save the planet …

Interview Questions: Answering “Have You Got Any Questions for Us?”

By Kathryn Moss, Employability Officer, Jubilee Campus So, you’ve sent in your application and have received an email inviting you to an interview. Great news! You might have all sorts of things or ideas or worries buzzing around in your head, but now you need to focus on getting yourself prepared. By this point, it’s pretty …

The Changing Legal Landscape – What Applicants Need to Know!

By Andrew Chow, second-year law student The significant rise in the number of law graduates each year, coupled with the disproportionately limited number of training contracts offered by law firms, inevitably leads to a fierce competition for training contracts. As an inherently service-based profession, candidates are expected to demonstrate that they possess the necessary skills …

Five Reasons Why This Challenge Is the Kick-Start Your Career Needs

By Jacqui Storey, Placements Projects Officer Whether a catchy or appealing job title reflects it or not, most roles involve collaborating with other people, thinking creatively and planning how to approach a project or piece of work. You can acquire these valuable skills through the Nottingham Consultancy Challenge. You’ll be put in a team with up …

Should I Do a PhD? The Pros and Cons

By Jennifer Balloch, Employability Officer: Faculty of Science “Should I do a PhD?” “What potential career paths could it lead to?” These are big questions if you want to stay in the field of science-based research and development. The impact and outcome this has on the different STEM subjects is vast. For some sectors  you …