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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 …

How Working With Unitemps Can Help Your CV and Your Wallet

by Alice Gould, student blogger During my four years at university I’ve had a lot of jobs through Unitemps, from modelling to proof reading to working at open days. Unitemps is a great way to earn money as a student – it’s almost entirely temporary work and lots of it is part-time. However, temping isn’t just …

Taking the Direct Route into a Graduate Job

By Toby Cope, BArch Hons Architecture, graduated 2015 Having worked part time all through my studies in a marketing role, when it came to thinking about what my first job after university would be, I made the decision that a graduate scheme was not for me. Finding the right mix I was really keen to …

Looking for a Placement? 3 Tried and Tested Steps to Follow

By Grace Pownall, student blogger Last October, I wrote my first blog post ‘On the Hunt for an Engineering Summer Placement.’ I’m excited to share that the hunt is over, and I have secured a summer placement with an engineering consultancy. The role is a structural engineering internship in the buildings department, which is the …

My Semester With The Careers Service

By Nimal Kumar, MSc Aerospace Technologies After spending a couple of years in industry, I arrived at Nottingham eager to start my masters and determined to make the most of my time here. One of my first stops was to see what the Careers and Employability Service had to offer. Besides the career fairs that were taking place almost …

5 Transferable Skills You’ll Gain as a Student Representative

By Alice Gould, student blogger It’s impossible to avoid elections at this time of year. Be it people blocking the entrance to Hallward with their campaigns for Student Union office or societies constantly asking for applications for next year’s committee. While these are both great opportunities, if campaigning isn’t for you, they are not the only option. I was the Publicity Officer for The …

8 Foolproof Ways to Banish Pre-Interview Nerves

You spent hours perfecting your CV and covering letter, and you’ve finally been invited to an interview, great! But now it’s the night before the interview and no matter what you do, you just can’t seem to completely relax. If you need a bit of help mastering those pre-interview nerves, you’ve come to the right place. …

The Secret Interviewer – part four

By Jennifer Balloch, Employability Officer Looking for some quick interview advice? You’re in luck! In the final part of our Secret Interviewer series, our interviewers share their stories about the best and worst answers to interview questions. We hope their stories will help you with your interview research and show you some tips and advice …

The Secret Interviewer – part three

By Jennifer Balloch, Employability Officer Are you looking for the secrets to interview success? Well you’ve come to the right place. In this week’s blog, our secret interviewers share their stories around candidates’ preparation and presentation skills. We hope that their stories will inspire you to prepare and put your best self forward so you shine …

The Secret Interviewer – Part Two

By Jennifer Balloch, Employability Officer Looking for some expert tips and advice about job interviews? You’ve come to the right place. This week our secret interviewers share their best and worst experiences of candidates’ pre-interview researching skills. From researching the industry, to the location of the interview, we hope their stories will give you an …