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Five Things A Mentor Can Do That Google Can’t

By Katie Watson, BA History student blogger Why do you even need a career mentor when you can just Google everything you need to know? With the internet we have so much access to knowledge however most of us still feel like we need some guidance on our career paths. That is why we need …

Placements – Ready, Steady, Go

By Caroline Nolan, Employability Officer You are about to start your penultimate year of study. You may already have a Placement Year as part of your course or… you hear the term ‘placement’ mentioned by one of your friends. But what is the value of a placement? Why should you apply? What will you gain …

Career Mentoring – Connect To A World Of Expertise

Career Mentoring offers you the opportunity to be supported with your career goals by a member of our alumni community, through one-to-one support and advice. You can gain insight into the sector you wish to enter, develop interpersonal and networking skills, reflect on your experience and knowledge, and feel inspired to take your next steps. …

Three Reasons You Need A Mentor

By Katie Watson, second year BA (Hons) History, student blogger Why does anyone need a mentor? What does a mentor even do? Robin had Batman, Luke Skywalker had Obi Won Kenobi, Matilda had Ms Honey and Karate Kid had Mr Miyagi.  A mentor is someone to help and guide you, provide you with answers to …

Your Careers and Employability Service – what we do and how to make the most of us

By Abigail Rowse, Employability Officer What first comes to your mind when you think about the careers advice you got at school? For me, I remember half an hour in a room talking to a stranger about my vague plans to teach, and a lesson with the whole class where we role-played different careers. I was a …

Career Management – The Future of Work

By Christian Jameson-Warren, Employability Education Projects Officer It is widely accepted that people generally change jobs several times in their lifetime. Emerging technology has the potential to create many new types of jobs that don’t exist now. Therefore the nature of jobs and the tasks involved could dramatically change. Some of the most in-demand jobs …

Making the Most of My Time At University

By Tomi Popoola, BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering graduate I started at the University of Nottingham as an engineering foundation student. This was honestly one of the best decisions I made. It gave me a chance to dabble in most forms of engineering and pick what was right for me. By the end of the year, …

How I Made the Most of the Careers and Employability Service

By Paige Linden, MEng Mechanical Engineering student  When I started at Nottingham, I had no idea what I wanted to do. I was quite overwhelmed by all the different options and didn’t know how I would decide. 1. Attend careers fairs The careers fairs at Nottingham were informative and gave me a better insight into my …

Making A Good First Impression – Five Things You Can Do Before You Start Work

By Christian Jameson-Warren, Employability Education Projects Officer For many people, starting a full-time placement or graduate job can be very daunting. To help, here are five things you can do before you start to make a good first impression. 1. Connect with new colleagues on LinkedIn before you start Send a personalised invite saying that …

Part 2: How are you getting on in your first graduate job?

By Rachel Curley, Careers Consultant You’ve landed your first job after university but how can you get on, get noticed (for the right reasons) and demonstrate your potential? Hopefully, you saw Friday’s blog with a people and relationship focus and have been applying some of the tips. Today we focus on proactivity, performance, and politics. Read on for more …