// Latest Posts

Rejected After an Interview? How to Recover in Seven Steps

By Abigail Rowse, Employability Officer Have you been rejected recently after an interview for a job, placement, course or another opportunity? I know first-hand how disappointing and dejecting it can be. Read on for tips on how to move on in a positive and productive way. 1. It’s okay not to be okay Before you do anything else, …

It’s Okay If You Don’t Know What You Want to Do

By Daniel Taylor; fifth year, MEng Mechanical Engineering Student Everyone always seems to have a plan. When it looks like the people around you have their lives planned out, the future can certainly appear daunting. It’s only now, in the fifth year of my degree, after a lot of help from the Careers team, that …

Six Reasons to Get Involved in the Nottingham Tech Scene

By Kathryn Moss, Employability Officer in collaboration with Jessica White, software developer, UNiDAYS Did you know there is a massive tech scene on your doorstep?  According to the Tech Nation 2018 report, in 2017, there were over 11,607 jobs available in Nottingham in the digital tech sector with over 102 digital tech businesses launching in 2016 alone. This …

12 Ways to Get Your Foot into the Radio Industry

By Nellie Khossousi, BSc Hons Economics (2018), now spending a year working as an English Language Assistant and learning French. Follow Nellie on Twitter and read about her experiences working as an English Language Assistant in France on her blog. I’ve recently graduated and I am thinking of a career in the media industry. I’ve tried various ways …

A Day in the Life of a Technology Graduate

By Olivia Kaluna, BSc Management (2017) I’m Olivia and I’m a 2017 technology graduate at Dunelm. While no day is ever the same, here’s an insight into what I get up to… Around 8.45am I get to work. I usually end up having a chat in the car park about the baby alpacas I saw …

Is Your Haphazard Approach Stopping You From Getting an Interview?

By Lorna Airey, Employability Officer When job seeking, it can be tempting to send out hundreds of applications as quickly as you possibly can in the hope that you’ll eventually get something. However, applying for anything and everything can actually slow the process down. By applying strategically, taking your time and tailoring each application, you …

How an Internship Can Help You Figure out Your Future Career

By Marina Ivanow, final year, BSc Finance, Accountancy and Management  There is a lot of pressure to apply for internships with the huge companies with extremely long and difficult application processes. I was looking for an internship where I wouldn’t be sat at a desk all day doing the same tasks over and over. Working for a …

Started Your First Graduate Job? Stop! (Reflect) Carry On…

By Hannah Woolley, Education Hands up if the last few months have felt a little bit like a rollercoaster? You crammed for your finals, applied for graduate jobs, got your results, celebrated your graduation, and successfully navigated your first few months in employment. Perhaps it’s time to take a minute to just breathe? And if you …

10 Must-Haves on Your LinkedIn Profile

By Rebecca Heasman, Employability Officer LinkedIn is a great resource for finding jobs, researching careers and networking with employers. How do you maximise your profile to really get the most out of it? Research shows that the most effective LinkedIn users have complete profiles. LinkedIn measures the strength of your profile based on how complete …

Why You Should Always Work Like You’re In Your Notice Period

By Charlotte Owen, BSc Hons Psychology (2011) I’ve genuinely loved the whole of my experience working here at the University of Nottingham – read more about this here –  but it’s now time to move onto my next chapter. In recent conversations about my move and when I have said I have a three-month notice period, people have …