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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. …

10 and a Half Reasons to Come to the Graduate Jobs Fair

There are so many reasons to come to our Graduate Jobs Fair on Wednesday 14 June and you may have seen some appearing on our Facebook and Twitter pages already. Discover what this event has to offer you. 1. 8000+ vacancies for 2017 and beyond We’ve got fantastic opportunities from a range of organisations across the …

7 Speedy Ways to Impress Employers at the Graduate Jobs Fair

The end of exams is in sight, but have you thought about what you’d like to do after you leave the world of revision, exam stress and post-exam celebrations? Our Graduate Jobs Fair is the perfect opportunity for you to meet employers and find out about job opportunities for 2017 and beyond. If you’ve not …

Q and A: Developing Leadership Skills at University – For Free!

By Martina di Costanzo, second year, BSc Hons Psychology Last year, I applied for a free two-day leadership course sponsored by the Careers and Employability Service. Day one explored how to lead yourself and day two covered leading others. I sat down with this year’s organiser, to answer some questions about my experiences.  1. Why did you apply to …

What You Need to Know About Accepting Job Offers from Companies

By Erica Sparkes, Employability Education Projects Officer – Placements You have attended the interview, you may have even gone through an assessment centre, and finally after the hours you have put into your application, you have received an offer of employment. What a relief! Or is it? Accepting an offer can be a tricky business. Your …

How to Turn Your Student Experiences into a Killer CV

By Beth Leslie, content writer for Inspiring Interns; a recruitment agency matching graduates with internship opportunities After the blood, sweat and tears you’ve poured into your degree, hunting for your first graduate job should be exciting. However, if you’re graduating this year, you might be thinking “I’m not sure it is.” Fear not, lots of graduates feel daunted, …

Top Tips for Securing Your First Graduate Creative Role

By Michon, a Nottingham-based full-service creative agency Despite the notoriously tough competition for roles across the creative sector, Nottingham continues to provide a hotbed of opportunity for young professionals and recent graduates looking to pave the way into their first design, marketing or advertising job.  Nottingham’s rich heritage in textiles, fashion and more recently technology, …

How to Identify Employability Skills in Your University Life

By Charlotte May, Direct Bookings Coordinator, Unitemps Nottingham There are opportunities everywhere to gain employability skills, and the reality is you often acquire them without even realising it. At university, the skills you gain are implicit within your studies and engagement with university life. So how, when applying for jobs or undertaking any self-reflective exercise, do you …

What Can You Expect on a Graduate Internship?

By Qinyan Li, MSc Management Psychology and Dominique Rowan, BA Hons Economics Is a graduate internship a better choice than immediately entering full time employment? As two students who graduated last year with an unclear idea of what we wanted to, we think so. A graduate internship provided real insights into working life, helping us to decide what …

Three Convincing Reasons to do an Internship in Nottingham

By Grace Pownall, third year, MEng Hons Civil Engineering Last summer, I spent an amazing five weeks doing an internship in Nottingham. I worked on a placement at an engineering consultancy, where many of the engineers had also studied at The University of Nottingham and stayed local after they graduated. As a student here, you’ve …