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Your Most Frequently Asked Careers Questions, Answered

By Jen Balloch, Employability Education Projects Officer: Faculty of Science There are a number of different reasons you may choose to visit the Careers and Employability Service. You might have found an opportunity you want to apply for and need some help or advice on the recruitment process. Equally, you might be at the beginning of planning …

Studying STEM? How to Find Your Ideal Graduate Opportunity

By Gradcracker, the UK’s careers website for STEM students; intro by Chris Jones, Senior Careers Adviser – Faculties of Science and Engineering As a Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) student, you and your skills are in high demand across many sectors. Scientific, engineering and technical fields need you as well as broader occupational areas, where …

Facing Psychometric Tests: Before, During and After

By Manuela Cabrera, masters student, studying structural engineering So you’ve passed the application form – yeah! – but then you get sent a link to complete an online test. It can be quite a stressful process; trust me, I’ve been there too. That’s why I’m going to tell you about my experience of managing it. Not every company …

Six Different Styles of Leadership, and When to Use Them

By Rebecca Heasman, Employability Officer, Sutton Bonington Campus Leadership is essential for the world of work today. What’s more, lots of graduate employers are looking for good leaders. However, there isn’t just one style of leadership. Understanding the different styles can help you identify which works best when, and what qualities you need to hone to …

Emerging Technologies: Interview with the CTO of Thomson Reuters

By Mirae Tejura, second-year student, studying management When many of us think of emerging, futuristic technologies, we picture driverless cars, personal robot assistants, voice-activated everything. Heavy research and development in the driverless car industry suggests this soon may be a reality. We are still in the early stages of learning, creating and exploring what we can …

What to Expect If You Apply for the Civil Service Fast Stream

By Oliver Munns, BSc Economics (2014) After graduating, I initially worked in sales for a software company, earned good money, and was flown to Vegas every year. After a year or so, I decided I’d had enough. I wanted to do something where I could make a difference and work on the real problems facing …

Top Three Tactics I Use to Stand out as a Candidate at Interview

By Manuela Cabrera, masters student, studying structural engineering When facing a job interview, many questions usually come to mind: Am I suitable for the job? Do I have the skills that the position requires? Do I have the knowledge?  Here, I share the top three tactics I use to prepare myself for a job interview. 1. …

Want to Work Abroad After Graduation? Build Up These Vital Skills Now!

By Mark Costa-Rising of Gerson Relocation Gaining international employment is something many graduates crave — and for good reason. Landing overseas work can provide a real boost to your career, helping you move up the ladder faster and gaining valuable experience. The problem is, though, that acquiring an international placement is far from easy. Just …

Final Years: How to Boost Your Employability at The Last Minute

By Aléz Odendaal, Inspiring Interns Your years at university are messy and wonderful. Each new term brings both the opportunity and responsibility to grow as a person. That makes for a lot of change in a short space of time. But while you were trying to remember everything you’d learned in class, and coming to grips …

Why I Chose a Graduate Scheme and How I Landed My Place on One

By Alex McQuillan, MEng Mechanical Engineering (2016) During my final year, I decided to apply for graduate schemes because I wanted a definitive progression system and structure including set salary increases, professional development courses and rotations around various departments. I felt that working in different departments would give me a better understanding of a company …