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Applying for the Nottingham Internship Scheme as a Disabled Student

By Christain Jameson-Warren, Employability Education Projects Officer Having a positive experience of work during your studies can set a good foundation for the rest of your working career. As well as gaining valuable experience, identifying personal strengths and developing skills for future job applications. Undertaking work experience can also help your self-confidence and mental well-being. …

References – What, Why, Who, When, Where

By Abigail Rowse, Employability Officer As an Employability Officer for the University’s Careers and Employability Service, I get asked regularly about references. If you’ve not been through the references process before, they can seem confusing. This blog aims to simplify them for you using the “five Ws” so you can feel confident when you are next asked to supply …

How to Do Well at Work: Pearls of Wisdom From Seasoned Alums

By Hayley Gillmore, Students’ Union Employability Development Manager What I wish I’d known…  Have you ever wondered what advice you’d give your younger self? Would you tell yourself to worry less about something or maybe you’d like to give your younger self a push to take chances you missed? We asked some of our alumni from a …

LinkedIn Etiquette

By Kathryn Moss, Employability Officer LinkedIn is a fantastic tool for connecting with people professionally and keeping up to date with the latest news within your industry of interest and even finding job opportunities but without knowing how to use the professional social media properly and to your advantage, it is possible to come across …

Failure Isn’t an Option… or Is It?

By Hannah Woolley, Employability Education Manager   Failure is bad, success is good. Right? Maybe not. Whatever the scale of your apparent whoopsy, whether you’ve had a minor mishap at work or things have gone belly up and a job change is on the cards. Here are three reasons why an occasional career catastrophe can …

Make A Difference Working For A Charity

By Lorna Airey, Employability Officer A recent Twitter poll for UoN students and alumni on career motivations revealed that 46% of respondents were primarily motivated by the idea of ‘making a difference’. There are many ways this can be achieved in a role and working for a charity is one of them.   What do you need to consider when pursuing a career …

Halfway Through Your Postgraduate Degree? What Next?

By Chris Jones, Senior Careers Adviser For those of you studying a one-year postgraduate degree – congratulations, you’ve made it to the halfway point!  Doesn’t time fly?  The halfway stage could be a good time to take stock, reflect on your progress so far and start to think about what comes next.  Here are some questions …

Careers In Healthcare: It’s Not Just For Doctors And Nurses

By Abigail Rowse, Employability Officer When you read the phrase “careers in healthcare”, what comes to mind? If you’re anything like me, the first roles you think of are doctors and nurses, followed by possibly midwives, pharmacists, dentists, and ambulance drivers. These are all great careers – you could even study graduate entry nursing or …

How And Why To Get Feedback From Your Interview

By Caroline Nolan, Employability Officer  Your pre-performance adrenaline that kicks in when you go for an interview can all too quickly slide into a negative post-match analysis if you don’t get the job. How can you face asking why, when all you want to do is scream and yell at them for not seeing how …

Extracurricular Activities Aren’t Just For University – 5 Ways To Get Involved at Work

By Hayley Gillmore, Students’ Union Employability Development Manager During our time at University it’s pretty hard not to get involved in some kind of extra or co-curricular activity; volunteering, sports, part-time work, picking up a new hobby – the opportunities are endless.   But for the majority of us, when we start work we focus less …