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7 Speedy Ways to Impress Employers at the Graduate Jobs Fair

The end of exams is 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 2016 and beyond. If you’ve not …

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 …

The First Steps Toward Your Career

By Laura Estrop, Social Media Officer If you’re a recent graduate, or a postgraduate student who is coming to the end of your course, the end of summer can feel like the time where you should focus fully on your job search. However, if you’re unsure what the best plan of action is, follow our …

LinkedIn for Chinese students: top seven tips

By Cindy Cheung, BA Finance, Accounting and Management (graduated 2007) Social media sites such as Weibo, Facebook and Twitter are mainly used for personal posts and your connections with friends. LinkedIn however, is now primarily used for business purposes and connections. This division can easily separate our business and friend networks effectively. Yet it is important …