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Why law firm websites are a useful research tool

By Craig Sharpe (Darlingtons law firm), Shribavani Shrikaran (chemistry student), Marissa Oluwadare (law student) and Sophie Barber (law student) As potential lawyers, it’s important for law students to have a firm grasp of the differences between law firms and the current state of the legal market.  You need to thoroughly research the firms you want …

Responding to that dreaded question…

By Katy Skillen, MNutr Nutrition and Dietetics student blogger We all have experienced this, talking to friends, family or even strangers about university and being faced with one of the most stressful questions. “So, what about after graduation?” This question always freaks me out. I’m in my second year of a four-year course and have …

How to boost a creative writing application

By Annie Brown, MA Creative Writing student blogger To write or not to write: isn’t that always the question? When I first wrote my application for my MA in Creative Writing at the University of Nottingham, I realised it was severely lacking. My ‘passion’ for my subject was not reflected in my real-life experiences. I …

Chronological CV vs skills based CV

By Caroline Nolan, Employability Officer A good CV is a powerful tool. In less than 30 seconds it should be able to truthfully sell your achievements and secure you an interview. Your CV is the first point of contact with an employer for a specific type of role. From the employer’s perspective, it’s the only …

Securing an internship in geoscience as a physicist

By Oliver Mansfield, fourth year MSci Physics student In my penultimate year of study I set myself the goal to secure an internship for the following summer. After wasting the previous summer playing video games and watching TV, I felt it was important to take the opportunity to gain some much needed ‘real-world’ experience before …

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 …

Four ways studying abroad can help your career

By Joss Hillary, Information Officer With workplaces becoming more and more globalised; employers are looking for those with international experience. Studying abroad is a great opportunity to develop career-relevant skills you can showcase during job applications. Maximise your opportunities Due to my love of travel I always knew I wanted to study abroad and applied …

Talking to the right people is a career ‘must do’

By Joel Kaziro, medicine graduate  Having been a teacher for the last five years, I walked into Medical School as a mature student. I figured that at the end of my four-year stint, I’d be a doctor. What I failed to realise was ‘being a doctor’ was not enough; they come in many different shapes and sizes and …

The rise of perfectionism

By Joanne Workman, Employability Education Projects Officer A student asked me recently if I thought ‘perfectionism’ was a good response to the interview question, ‘what’s your biggest weakness?’ This really got me thinking about the perceived value of ‘being a perfectionist’, and how this might impact on careers and employability. Particularly in light of recent …

What if I don’t want to be an investment banker?

By Alex Owusu, Employability Officer Are you an economics or business student? Have you come to the conclusion that investment banking just isn’t for you? So what do you do now? With so many career options available, it’s important to remember that just because a particular role or sector is a popular choice for your …