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Shy or Confident? Three Employer Tried and Tested Networking Tricks

By Laura Sage, final year, BA Hons English I recently attended an employer-led presentation about networking, given by John Owen from Royal Bank of Scotland. It was a concise and very helpful talk about how to make the most of a networking event. Whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert – or as John explained a ‘cat’ or a ‘dog’ …

Three Opportunities for Every First Year at the Graduate Jobs Fair

So, you’re almost at the end of your first year. You’ve made new friends, joined societies and really got stuck into your course. It’s been a whirlwind from start to finish. Graduating and starting a career probably seem a million miles away to you right now – but are they really? Time flies when you’re having fun …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Five top tips for making the most of your summer (from the comfort of your own home)

By Joanne Gregory, Employability Officer  With a headline like this, no-one is denying you should be spending some time enjoying the (somewhat unpredictable) sunshine, but there’s a few other ways you can fill your time over the summer months which should make your CV shine too! Learn to code It’s not just the tech savvy …

LinkedIn: Network Your Way to the Perfect Internship

By Darain Faraz spokesperson for LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network The summer break is a great chance to get your foot on the career ladder by interning. If you haven’t lined something up yet, don’t worry, there’s still time. LinkedIn’s Darain Faraz shares his top tips for using LinkedIn to get an internship. Don’t be …

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 …

CSN CV and Networking Event

By Laura Estrop, Social Media Officer I recently attended an event run by the Creative Student Network, or CSN for short, which is a student society run by Dr Elizabeth Evans, a film and television lecturer at the University. Their networking event gave students the chance to meet and talk with University alumni who now …

My eMentoring experience

By Charlotte Lambert, student blogger You may have heard about some of the mentoring schemes offered within the University – I took part in the in the career-focused scheme. The eMentoring scheme runs from November through to March and offers the chance for students to be paired with University alumni professionals from a wide range …