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Worried about getting a good job if you didn’t secure a 2:1?

By Christian Jameson-Warren, Employability Education Projects Officer If you didn’t graduate with the grade you wanted then don’t worry, there are lots of reasons to be optimistic about your career prospects.    Understand the big picture  Graduate training schemes requiring at least a 2:1 actually represent a small amount of the total graduate labour market. Some employers are more flexible, including many well-known organisations (e.g. EY, …

Five Ways Your Year Abroad Can Maximise Your CV

By Imogen Daldy, final year French and History student blogger That’s all very well, you might be thinking, if you work in a corporate position on your year abroad. What about if you study? What about if you do a teaching assistantship? Or do au pairing? Or work in a less “business” type job?  As …

Use MyNottingham App to Find Your Graduate Job

By Katy Johnson, Marketing and Communications Officer On MyNottingham, you’ll find all you need to know about the Graduate Jobs Fair –  one of our biggest events of the year. It takes place on Monday, 10 June 2019 between 11:30am and 3:30pm at East Midlands Conference Centre, University Park. The Graduate Jobs Fair is an …

5 Tips for a Winning Junior Digital Marketing CV

By Andrew Fennell, Founder of StandOut CV   Every company needs an online presence nowadays. Demand for digital marketing professionals is on the rise and is unlikely to slow down anytime soon. Securing an entry-level or graduate digital marketing role could open up incredible opportunities down the line.   But, with minimal experience, how are you meant …

Coffee and Connections – Food for Thought at a Networking Brunch

By Andrew Wilhelmson, PhD researcher A couple of weeks ago, I took a short break from my desk to head on over to a PhD Networking Brunch being held in The Studio. Asides from a great excuse to take a break from reading the colossal stack of papers sitting next to me. I hoped the …

Placement years: are they worth it? These five students think so 

By Luke Lynch, Employability Education Projects Officer Think integrated placement years are only for engineering and computer science students? Not anymore, thanks to the University’s new ‘optional Placement Year’ scheme.  We caught-up with the first cohort of students as they approached the mid-point of their placements. As well as sharing their workplace experiences, they were keen to pass on advice to anyone thinking of following in …

How I Found a Summer Internship on Twitter

By Sinead Butler, final year, BA English and Philosophy Recruitment methods for internships and graduate jobs are evolving as technology and social media do too. You might have tried Indeed, Reed or company websites to find vacancies. You might even have used LinkedIn, a networking site that allows you to connect with companies. But have you considered Twitter? I’ve …

Start-Ups and SMEs: What Are Employers Looking For?

By Tara Sallis, TalentPool, matching recent graduates with job and internship opportunities at start-ups, and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) If you are hoping to find your dream job at a start-up or smaller business, it can be hard to know exactly what they are looking for. Here we run through three of the top …

Application Stress Weighing You Down? Don’t Worry, You’re Not Alone

By Imogen Daldy, BA French and History, final year “That takes my grad scheme application count to 27 now” you hear the girl sat behind you announce to her friend. Your heart sinks further when she says, “Plus I’ve been invited to three interviews already!” Sound familiar? For a lot of final years, the pressure …

Rejected After an Interview? How to Recover in Seven Steps

By Abigail Rowse, Employability Officer Have you been rejected recently after an interview for a job, placement, course or another opportunity? I know first-hand how disappointing and dejecting it can be. Read on for tips on how to move on in a positive and productive way. 1. It’s okay not to be okay Before you do anything else, …