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10 Must-Haves on Your LinkedIn Profile

By Rebecca Heasman, Employability Officer LinkedIn is a great resource for finding jobs, researching careers and networking with employers. How do you maximise your profile to really get the most out of it? Research shows that the most effective LinkedIn users have complete profiles. LinkedIn measures the strength of your profile based on how complete …

Why You Should Always Work Like You’re In Your Notice Period

By Charlotte Owen, BSc Hons Psychology (2011) I’ve genuinely loved the whole of my experience working here at the University of Nottingham – read more about this here –  but it’s now time to move onto my next chapter. In recent conversations about my move and when I have said I have a three-month notice period, people have …

Five Reasons You Should Attend Physics Careers Week

By Liam Walters, BSc Physics (2018) I didn’t start thinking about my career until the third year of my physics degree, which is a three year course by the way! So Physics Careers Week was particularly timely and I’d recommend all physics students attend. Here are my top five reasons why: 1. Connect with employers …

The Most Important Skills for a Career in Finance

By Kimberley Roberts, University of Nottingham alumna and head of commercial finance at free debt advice provider PayPlan Outside the world of university awaits hundreds of possibilities. If you’re interested in finance, there are a number of key skills you will need for a successful career.  Why I chose Nottingham… and stayed in the area A hotbed for great employers, Nottingham is the perfect city …

Careers beyond Coding: Working in Technology without a Tech Degree  

By Olivia Kaluna, BSc Management (2017) There’s a common misconception that a career in tech is for someone who is purely data-driven. For someone who the thought of writing some break-through code is enough to get them out of bed in the morning faster than free pizza. While there is a growing demand for developers …

Halloween Special: How to Take The Fear Out of Assessment Centres

By Kathryn Moss, Employability Officer With Halloween approaching, we thought we’d tackle one of the scarier aspects of applying for jobs: attending an assessment centre. But fear not it doesn’t have to be a horror story! In fact, assessment centres are a great way to find out more about the environment that you could be …

Your Three-Step Guide to a Successful Interview  

By Jackie Thompson, Information and Communication Manager Ask anyone about attending a job interview and most people will say they dread them. It’s the unknown – what will they ask me?  Online you will find hundreds of potential questions that an employer might ask. Some will be generic and others will be role specific. It can be overwhelming.  To make it …

The Interview: 24 Hours to Go

By Abigail Rowse, Employability Officer So, you’ve got an interview tomorrow. Perhaps you’ve just found out about it, maybe you’ve been preparing for weeks or you’ve accidentally left it until the last minute. Either way, read on to find out how what to do when you’ve only got 24 hours until your interview. Before you …

What Does a Successful Graduate Look like at Work?

By Hannah Woolley, Employability Education Manager You’ve graduated. You’ve landed your first job. You feel like you’ve come a long way. And you have – you should be very proud of your achievements. But now it’s time to start your new adventure and those first days of work might feel like you’re right back at the beginning. …

Three Ways A Placement Year Can Help Your Career

By Kathryn Moss, Employability Office A placement year or a year in industry is often a full academic year, taken after your penultimate year at university. It’s a great opportunity to get work experience, either related to your degree or career aspirations.  So why should you consider an extra year? 1. You’ll benefit academically A …