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LinkedIn Etiquette

By Kathryn Moss, Employability Officer LinkedIn is a fantastic tool for connecting with people professionally and keeping up to date with the latest news within your industry of interest and even finding job opportunities but without knowing how to use the professional social media properly and to your advantage, it is possible to come across …

Failure Isn’t an Option… or Is It?

By Hannah Woolley, Employability Education Manager   Failure is bad, success is good. Right? Maybe not. Whatever the scale of your apparent whoopsy, whether you’ve had a minor mishap at work or things have gone belly up and a job change is on the cards. Here are three reasons why an occasional career catastrophe can …

How And Why To Get Feedback From Your Interview

By Caroline Nolan, Employability Officer  Your pre-performance adrenaline that kicks in when you go for an interview can all too quickly slide into a negative post-match analysis if you don’t get the job. How can you face asking why, when all you want to do is scream and yell at them for not seeing how …

Alternatives to Internships

By Kathryn Moss, Employability Officer   If you haven’t got an internship lined up for the summer this year, don’t panic! There are other ways to have a productive summer break while building skills and experience to boost your CV! Read on for my 4 alternatives to internships   1. Volunteering  University vacation times are a fantastic opportunity to …

Searching for Jobs Beyond Academia?

By Clare Jones, Senior Careers Adviser PhD researchers often begin a careers discussion with me by asking questions about where they should start looking for jobs. They may then add that they are uncertain about what career paths are open to them other than academia.  This second statement is crucial, as it’s difficult to effectively job search without having …

My Experience on the NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme

By Freya Parker, MSci Natural Sciences (2017)  In my final year of my degree, I secured a place on the NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme (GMTS) as a General Management Trainee. My experience so far has been challenging, fast-paced and, at times, I have felt out of my comfort zone. However, I am really grateful for how this has shaped my …

Discover the Graduate Jobs Fair: It’s Not Just for Finalists

By Jackie Thompson, E-Information Manager Missed it in your first year? Think it’s something to consider next year? Think again. The Graduate Jobs Fair is not just for finalists. If you’re graduating next year, it’s an opportunity to explore your options without any of the pressure. DISCOVER what the Graduate Jobs Fair has to offer you: D   Dip your toe into …

Three Career Lessons From My First Year

By Michael Walker, student blogger If, like me, you’re in first year, your career might be the last thing on your mind. Amidst the early wake-ups for those dastardly 9am lectures and the late nights pulling moves at Ocean, it can seem that there just aren’t enough hours left in the day to start thinking about a career …

Sorry Dad, Accountancy Isn’t for Me!

By Giles Bennetts, 2015 Graduate, BA French and History So there I was, approaching my finals, with one eye on my exams and the other eye on ski season, when my housemates started to secure their graduate placements. Reality struck. They were heading towards a good salary and the next exciting chapter of their lives, and I …

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 …