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Want an exciting legal career? Join a startup

By Tom Bangay, University of Nottingham alumus and director of content at Juro As one of the best law schools in the world, Nottingham graduates naturally progress to top law firms. But private practice and corporate law aren’t the only options for Nottingham’s lawyers-in-waiting. Venture capital-backed startups have started to take over legal, attracting billions …

A world of careers outside your textbook…

By Katy Skillen, second year MNutr Nutrition and Dietetics student So, exam time of year is winding down, and it’s safe to say we are all definitely ready for a well-deserved break. For the past few weeks, our whole lives have consisted of just essays and revision and endless cups of coffee, but maybe amongst all …

On to the second; a post-hoc analysis of my PhD year 1 and where I think I’m going

By Andrew Wihelmsen, PhD student It feels an awful lot like I started my PhD no more than a few weeks ago, yet here I am writing reflections on what has actually been an entire year. I’m not sure where those mysterious 365 days went in all honesty. I’m fairly confident I’ve spent longer times waiting to be served …

How to turn your interest in sport into valuable career skills

By Joss Hillary, Information Officer You don’t have to be an elite athlete to boast about the benefits of your sporting experience to an employer. Students are gaining valuable experience through schemes such as the Leadership Academy, set up with UoN sport. Read about their experiences and the important skills they developed. Develop a range …

How to research a career or job (and what it would involve)

By Alex Owusu, Employability Officer Trying to think of the career or profession that would be right for you can often feel like trying to find a needle in a haystack. With countless numbers of jobs and industries to choose from, it can easily feel overwhelming – where do you possibly start? With research! Research …

How to Boost Your Employability With the Advantage Award

By Matt Lumley, Nottingham Advantage Award officer For the past 10 years our team have been helping you make career choices and stand out to employers. Our employability scheme is designed to showcase your extra-curricular activities and prepare you for the recruitment process.  You have until you graduate to complete up to three of our modules. However, if you …

Don’t Be Scared To Speak About Salary

By Jennifer Balloch, Employability Officer  What do you think when a job advert doesn’t specify a salary and instead states, ‘negotiable’? Does it strike fear, or do you take it in your stride? How would you tackle this vague question? In some instances, negotiating will be expected, especially if the job advert doesn’t state a salary …

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 …

Where in the World Will Your Degree Take You?

Finding work overseas is becoming a more common goal among students upon finishing university. Uncertainty in the local job market can be a factor, or perhaps you just want to work while satisfying your sense of adventure. Either way, finding the right job can be a little daunting to say the least. Here are three …

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 …