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Top Three Tactics I Use to Stand out as a Candidate at Interview

By Manuela Cabrera, masters student, studying structural engineering When facing a job interview, many questions usually come to mind: Am I suitable for the job? Do I have the skills that the position requires? Do I have the knowledge?  Here, I share the top three tactics I use to prepare myself for a job interview. 1. …

10 and a Half Reasons to Come to the Graduate Jobs Fair

There are so many reasons to come to our Graduate Jobs Fair on Monday 11 June and you may have seen some appearing on our Facebook and Twitter pages already. Discover what this event has to offer you: 1. Graduate vacancies for 2018 and beyond We’ve got fantastic opportunities from a range of organisations across …

Six Speedy Ways to Impress Employers at the Graduate Jobs Fair

Exams are in sight, but have you thought about what you’d like to do after you leave the world of revision, exam stress and post-exam celebrations? Our Graduate Jobs Fair is the perfect opportunity for you to meet employers and find out about job opportunities for 2018 and beyond. If you’ve not had much time …

What Do Want From Your Career?

By Thomas McCann, Marketing Executive for Trendence Whether you are at an early stage in your degree or you are closer to graduating, the chances are that you have spent some time considering your future career and what life will look like after leaving university. In the 2015/16 academic year, trendence carried out some research …

Seven Ways to Succeed in a Competitive Job Market

The graduate job market is competitive and you will need to be prepared to impress potential employers. Here are our tips on how you can ensure you are in the best possible situation to achieve your career ambitions. 1. Be positive When you begin your job search, don’t believe all the ‘doom and gloom’ headlines in …

What is a graduate scheme?

By Suzanne McGregor, Careers and Employability Consultant Are you a final year student searching for graduate roles? Are you also beginning to wonder- what on earth is the difference between a graduate job and a graduate scheme? Fear not, Suzanne is here to explain what it actually means to work on, and apply for, a graduate …

Spotlight On… Energy

By Rajesh Ramesh, MSc Electrical Engineering for Sustainable and Renewable Energy On Tuesday 6 October we held our first Spotlight On… Energy event designed to inspire and give students an insight into careers in the energy sector. But don’t just take my word for it. Hear about Rajesh’s thoughts about the event.   As a renewable energy researcher and engineer, the …

On the Hunt for an Engineering Summer Placement

By Grace Pownall, second year civil engineering student On 8 October 2015, 15 employers gathered in the Engineering and Science Learning Centre to recruit Nottingham’s best civil engineering students for their graduate programmes, industrial year placements and summer internships. A wide range of companies were in attendance; from global giants Arup, AECOM, Jacobs and Mott MacDonald, …

Job search playlist

By Laura Estrop, Social Media Officer Whether you are searching for a graduate job or searching for sources for an upcoming essay, music can help keep you motivated, focused and most importantly entertained. I know from personal experience how beneficial music can be when you’re on the hunt for your dream job, or even the dream quote. Today, I am going to …

Q. What can you do with an arts or social science degree?

By Laura Estrop, Social Media Officer  A. Anything! But have you considered a career in management? As an arts or a social science student you have a wide and varied skill set, which makes you very attractive to employers. However, this diverse set of skills and knowledge could also mean that you’re unsure about the career …