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How the Best Summer Ever Can Build Your CV

By student blogger Antonia Munday, BA Hons English Literature and Language I may have found the ultimate CV building experience: Camp America. Last summer I set off on what I thought would be a three month holiday, baking in the heat by a lake. Not that it wasn’t all of that, but it turned out …

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 …

Top tips to succeed as a freelance photographer

By Erina Bogoeva, graduated in 2014 with a MA in film, television and screen industries  For the past year I’ve been a freelance photographer (teaching and co-running a local photography website), producer/assistant director and translator (from English into my native Macedonian, and vice versa). All these freelance positions make me very happy and I am not …

Five student bloggers…

By Laura Estrop, Social Media Officer … from all years and a range of disciplines sharing their career journeys with you. If you are unsure of what career you want, you’re not alone!   Over the past couple of months, we have been on the hunt for students to write for our blog. We received some fantastic applications for …

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 …

“Love what you do!” Advice from our alumni – part two

By Laura Estrop, Social Media Officer Over the past month we have been asking members of the alumni community to share with us their one piece of careers advice for this year’s graduating students. Here is just a selection of some of the amazing pieces of advice that we have received.   Thank you to …

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 …

8 Foolproof Ways to Banish Pre-Interview Nerves

You spent hours perfecting your CV and covering letter, and you’ve finally been invited to an interview, great! But now it’s the night before the interview and no matter what you do, you just can’t seem to completely relax. If you need a bit of help mastering those pre-interview nerves, you’ve come to the right place. …

10 facts about the world of consumer packaged goods

By Daniella Dutton, Employability Officer Are you unsure what career you want to pursue after university? Have you ever considered entering the world of consumer packaged goods (CPG)? Today, Daniella aims to shed some light on this multi-million pound sector by sharing ten interesting facts you may not know. What are CPGs? Also known as …

LinkedIn Guide to Starting Your Career After Graduation

By Darain Faraz, spokesperson for LinkedIn If you have graduated this summer but haven’t got a job lined up yet, don’t worry. LinkedIn’s Darain Faraz shares his top tips for building your network and sussing out your first career move. Get visible It’s completely normal to find yourself surfing the net when you’re supposed to …