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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. …

Starting Your First Job? How to Master Your New Workload

By Susanna Quirke, Senior Content Editor & Marketing, Inspiring Interns As a student, it can be easy to feel hard done by. Essays, problem sheets, extracurricular and exams – it can all pile up. When you graduate to your first job or internship, however, you’ll soon realise that working life’s a whole different ball game. So. How …

STEM students looking for summer internships – Why not try something a little different?

By Chris Colegate, Careers and Employability Placement Consultant Internships are hard to get – yes, you all know that! Securing something that’s really closely matched to your degree can make the search even harder. With that in mind its worth keeping your options open and as broad as possible. Why not consider something completely different …

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 …

5 Ways Travelling Can Enhance Your Career Options

By Ryan Neal, Student Communications Officer at The University of Nottingham, Editor at onemetal.com and a freelance copywriter It’s June 2010, roughly two weeks before graduation and I’m sat in the Careers office on D floor of the Portland building trying to work out what I want to do with my life. I’m about to graduate …

ParliaMentors: Making a Difference in the Community

By Joshua Holt, final year, BA Hons International Relations Parliament can often seem like a distant concept. You decide who you want to sit there on your behalf, but often that’s where your engagement ends. It’s not uncommon to start feeling pretty detached from the whole process. Among our generation, it’s even worse. Do you often hear people say they feel disconnected with …

Five Things to Know About Working in a Start-up

By Austin Tran, Marketing Assistant at Click Mechanic So, we’ve told you why should choose an internship at a start-up, but what’s it like to actually work for one? We’ve found someone doing just that to tell you all about it.  1. There’s always something new As part of a small team, you’ll be working in …

So, You Want to Break Into the Television Industry?

By Debra Henson, Senior Careers Adviser The first thing you need to know about television is that it’s competitive. You must have passion and perseverance. Consider why you want to work in this industry, and what you think that actually means. ‘Working in television’ could mean a career that takes many different shapes and sizes. I …

5 Ways to Kick-Start Your Career at a Drop-In

By Kathryn Wright, Employability Officer Are you short on time? Do you feel stumped for career ideas? Are you nervous about asking for help? Whether you’re based at Sutton Bonington, Jubilee or University Park, you can come and have an informal chat to a member of our careers team – no appointment required. Get some career inspiration, …

What to Expect From a Spotlight On…

by Bethany Ramshaw, BSc Animal Science There are a lot of degrees that naturally lead onto a specific career. Lots of students who study medicine go on to be doctors; a common path for law students is to go on to be solicitor. The clue is very often in the title of the course – but not always. …