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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. …

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 …