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Five Simple Strategies to Invigorate Your Job Search

By Sarah Allen, Senior Careers Adviser Perhaps you have made lots of applications without success – so far – or it could be that you have been too busy thinking about revision, coursework or career plans to focus on applications. Whatever the reason, you are not alone if you are yet to secure a job to …

Why I Chose to Do a Masters Degree

Craig Goodere, MA Ancient History (2013) After my ancient history degree, I decided to study for a masters. Now I’m working for the University as a planning and development officer, so I’ve more or less become part of the furniture! The natural next step I decided to stay on at the University in all honesty …

The Final Countdown!

By Kathryn Moss, Employability Officer, Jubilee Campus With spring term drawing to a close, your thoughts may be turning towards summer and the dawning realisation that there are only 14 weeks until you finish university. Had you already started thinking about your career plans before assignment deadlines loomed large? Maybe you’ve not contemplated life after graduation yet? Whichever camp you’re …

Final Years: How to Boost Your Employability at The Last Minute

By Aléz Odendaal, Inspiring Interns Your years at university are messy and wonderful. Each new term brings both the opportunity and responsibility to grow as a person. That makes for a lot of change in a short space of time. But while you were trying to remember everything you’d learned in class, and coming to grips …

Why I Chose a Graduate Scheme and How I Landed My Place on One

By Alex McQuillan, MEng Mechanical Engineering (2016) During my final year, I decided to apply for graduate schemes because I wanted a definitive progression system and structure including set salary increases, professional development courses and rotations around various departments. I felt that working in different departments would give me a better understanding of a company …

Five Ways I Made It Past the Application Form

Jack Adams, second-year, computer science Applying for jobs is hard work, but getting rejected at the application form stage is even harder. I’ve found that you can apply for 20 jobs that you don’t even care about, but you’ll still get that disgusting punched-in-the-gut feeling every time you open those generic rejection emails. It can …

Five Practical Tips for Your First Graduate Job

by Jenna Alexander, National Head of Internal Recruitment at Hays The beginning of your career is a constant learning curve. With the benefit of hindsight, what do experienced professionals wish they’d known when starting out? Here are five top tips for your first graduate role. 1. She or he who shouts the loudest doesn’t necessarily get furthest …

Five Ways to Break into the Media Industry

By Olivia Maguire, third year student studying English We’ve all been there, finding what seems to be the perfect grad job on Milkround – only to be confronted with the dreaded list of ‘preferred requirements’ for the role: A 2:1 or higher? I mean, that’s achievable Confident and determined? Totally! Ability to meet deadlines? I’ve …

Four Reasons to Become an Open Day Helper

By Unitemps at the University of Nottingham If you want to earn some extra cash for your summer holidays, we have a golden opportunity right on your doorstep. The open days offer prospective students and their families the chance to find out more about studying at the University. Maybe you came to one?  Here are four reasons …

What Can You Expect on a Graduate Internship?

By Qinyan Li, MSc Management Psychology and Dominique Rowan, BA Hons Economics Is a graduate internship a better choice than immediately entering full time employment? As two students who graduated last year with an unclear idea of what we wanted to, we think so. A graduate internship provided real insights into working life, helping us to decide what …