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5 Signs Of A Positive Organisational Culture

By Abra Miller, Freelance SEO and Content Consultant, and alumna A job can offer the best salary, interesting and varied work, and a generous selection of benefits. But if you don’t gel with the organisational culture, even a job that looks perfect on paper can be a nightmare.  What do we mean by organisational culture? It’s the social and …

Don’t Be Scared To Speak About Salary

By Jennifer Balloch, Employability Officer  What do you think when a job advert doesn’t specify a salary and instead states, ‘negotiable’? Does it strike fear, or do you take it in your stride? How would you tackle this vague question? In some instances, negotiating will be expected, especially if the job advert doesn’t state a salary …

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 …

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, …

Is Your Haphazard Approach Stopping You From Getting an Interview?

By Lorna Airey, Employability Officer When job seeking, it can be tempting to send out hundreds of applications as quickly as you possibly can in the hope that you’ll eventually get something. However, applying for anything and everything can actually slow the process down. By applying strategically, taking your time and tailoring each application, you …

Halloween Special: How to Take The Fear Out of Assessment Centres

By Kathryn Moss, Employability Officer With Halloween approaching, we thought we’d tackle one of the scarier aspects of applying for jobs: attending an assessment centre. But fear not it doesn’t have to be a horror story! In fact, assessment centres are a great way to find out more about the environment that you could be …

Your Three-Step Guide to a Successful Interview  

By Jackie Thompson, Information and Communication Manager Ask anyone about attending a job interview and most people will say they dread them. It’s the unknown – what will they ask me?  Online you will find hundreds of potential questions that an employer might ask. Some will be generic and others will be role specific. It can be overwhelming.  To make it …

The Interview: 24 Hours to Go

By Abigail Rowse, Employability Officer So, you’ve got an interview tomorrow. Perhaps you’ve just found out about it, maybe you’ve been preparing for weeks or you’ve accidentally left it until the last minute. Either way, read on to find out how what to do when you’ve only got 24 hours until your interview. Before you …

How to Approach an Assessment Centre if You’re More Reserved

By Jen Balloch, Employability Education Projects Officer: Faculty of Science Firstly, if you’re through to the assessment centre stage of the recruitment process, well done! That’s a big achievement in itself. Secondly, if the thought of attending an assessment centre fills you with dread then don’t worry, you are not alone. There’s lot of advice online …

Interview Questions: Answering “Have You Got Any Questions for Us?”

By Kathryn Moss, Employability Officer, Jubilee Campus So, you’ve sent in your application and have received an email inviting you to an interview. Great news! You might have all sorts of things or ideas or worries buzzing around in your head, but now you need to focus on getting yourself prepared. By this point, it’s pretty …