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Postgraduate Students: What’s Next?

By Julie Blant, Postgraduate Careers Manager, Business School Whether you are new to the university or returning to us, you’ll know how time flies during your studies. Hopefully you’ve already given some thought to what your next step might be. If you haven’t? Don’t panic. It’s not too late to start thinking about it. As …

Five Practical Tips for Your First Graduate Job

by Jenna Alexander, National Head of Internal Recruitment at Hays The beginning of your career is a constant learning curve. With the benefit of hindsight, what do experienced professionals wish they’d known when starting out? Here are five top tips for your first graduate role. 1. She or he who shouts the loudest doesn’t necessarily get furthest …

Five (Realistic) Career Resolutions to Make in 2017

By student blogger Mike Walker, BA Theology Like most people, I’ve never been very good at keeping New Year’s resolutions. Looking back at my long list from 2016, I realised that I managed to complete a grand total of one. Shocking, right? So, this year I’ve decided to set some simple, realistic career resolutions instead.  1. Book a careers …

What I Learned Starting A CV From Scratch

By Nathan Goodey, student blogger. Whether your CV is bare, or was written a while ago, it’s my opinion that a CV should never stand still. It’s easy to write your name and contact details at the top of the page, but it’s what you write next that can seem daunting. Here are some tips that helped me …

What Is a Graduate Scheme? Part Two: Myths Busted

By Suzanne McGregor, Careers and Employability Consultant  Over the past couple of weeks we have received some questions about graduate schemes. We decided to put a selection of your questions to Suzanne to answer!   I can only apply in my final year You can apply for a graduate scheme at any point during your final year …

12 days of Careers-mas

By Chris Jones, Senior Careers Adviser Whether you have just graduated or will be returning in the New Year, the winter break can be a good time to reflect on what’s passed and make plans for the future.  If you can make some time between all the food and the Doctor Who Christmas Special, here …

Generating Ideas for Graduates

By Nathan Goodey, student blogger I think it is common for students to be confused about decisions that have to be made about life after graduation. I have been trying to generate ideas for the next step in my life, this is what I’ve been doing and also what I have found useful. 1. List your interests Picture: …

A digital wonderland

By Johanna Taylor, Management MSc student  Johanna recently spent an evening at Impression, a digital marketing agency; to find out about careers in this popular sector.  I arrived at the Impression offices with high hopes of a trendy, relaxed environment and I was not disappointed. There was a palpable sense of a balance of work and play, as …

Start as a graduate; emerge as a professional in your first 100 days in a new job!

By Daniella Dutton, Employability Officer When you start a new job there can be a lot to take in. You will be meeting new colleagues, learning new skills, possibly mastering new transport links and being given more responsibilities than before. To help alleviate some of this stress we have pulled a plan together so you …

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 …