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Your Questions, Answered: How to Succeed at Teamwork

By Kathryn Moss, Employability Officer The ability to work well in a team is one of the most important things that a graduate recruiter is looking for.  When you enter the world of work, you will find yourself working with people that you have never met before. More often than not, you will not get to …

What Makes an Ideal Candidate? We Ask the Recruiters

By Jennifer Balloch, Employability Officer: Faculty of Science During this year’s Science and Technology Fair, we sought insider insights into what recruiters look for. We asked employers across a range of sectors: “what makes an ideal candidate?” Here’s what you need to know.  What initially struck me, was the enthusiasm everyone has for the company …

The Recruitment Process: What’s New That You Need to Know?

By Gemma Foxall, Employability Officer The way employers recruit continues to change; no longer do they require handwritten letters, so they can check what your handwriting looks like. Now the majority of applications you submit will be online, either via an online form or email. Many employers do still ask for a CV and covering …

Why I Decided Against A Graduate Scheme

By Callum Goodin, MSci Hons Physics For the last four years I’ve been working towards my MSci Physics degree. Soon into my degree, I realised I had a real knack for programming, and wanted to explore that further in my own time. Gaining experience for my CV Towards the end of my third year, I …

Job Applications: Building a Thick Skin in the Face of Rejection

By Indiana West, Digital Content Producer and English and Professional Writing Graduate Rejection isn’t fun. It wasn’t fun when you were picked last for P.E. or when you didn’t receive a single card on Valentine’s day, and it certainly isn’t fun now you’re entering the job market.  The sad reality is that rejection is felt the world …

My Experience on Deutsche Bank’s Autism Work Placement Scheme

By Vibusan Pathmanathan, BSc Hons Mathematics (2016) In my final year, I approached the University’s Career and Employability Service to explore potential opportunities. I’d been diagnosed as autistic at the age of six, so I was hoping for advice tailored to my specific needs. I met with a careers adviser on a weekly basis who introduced me …

The Post-MBA Job Hunt: What I Wish I Had Known…

In this blog alumna Liz Corbishley (MBA 2016) shares some valuable insights on the job hunting process. This blog was originally published on the NUBs Postgraduate Careers blog on March 24, 2017. Yes the MBA is tough, but the difficult time is not over when you hand in the management project: it is just beginning. If …

How to Stay Sane When Hunting for a Graduate Job

By Sophie Hudson, Head of Community at TalentPool If you’ve started your graduate job hunt, you’ll know that finding a job takes time. Finding a job that is right for you takes even longer. Writing multiple CVs and cover letters, and filling out multiple application forms can quickly start to feel like a thankless task. …

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 …

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. …