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Halloween Special: How to Take The Fear Out of Assessment Centres

By Kathryn Moss, Employability Officer With Halloween approaching, we thought we’d tackle one of the scarier aspects of applying for jobs: attending an assessment centre. But fear not it doesn’t have to be a horror story! In fact, assessment centres are a great way to find out more about the environment that you could be …

Your Three-Step Guide to a Successful Interview  

By Jackie Thompson, Information and Communication Manager Ask anyone about attending a job interview and most people will say they dread them. It’s the unknown – what will they ask me?  Online you will find hundreds of potential questions that an employer might ask. Some will be generic and others will be role specific. It can be overwhelming.  To make it …

The Interview: 24 Hours to Go

By Abigail Rowse, Employability Officer So, you’ve got an interview tomorrow. Perhaps you’ve just found out about it, maybe you’ve been preparing for weeks or you’ve accidentally left it until the last minute. Either way, read on to find out how what to do when you’ve only got 24 hours until your interview. Before you …

How to Approach an Assessment Centre if You’re More Reserved

By Jen Balloch, Employability Education Projects Officer: Faculty of Science Firstly, if you’re through to the assessment centre stage of the recruitment process, well done! That’s a big achievement in itself. Secondly, if the thought of attending an assessment centre fills you with dread then don’t worry, you are not alone. There’s lot of advice online …

Interview Questions: Answering “Have You Got Any Questions for Us?”

By Kathryn Moss, Employability Officer, Jubilee Campus So, you’ve sent in your application and have received an email inviting you to an interview. Great news! You might have all sorts of things or ideas or worries buzzing around in your head, but now you need to focus on getting yourself prepared. By this point, it’s pretty …

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? Three 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 …