Networking and Your Personal Brand

By Teresa Corcoran There is a lot of information out there about ensuring you network effectively. I want to present some of the issues international students may face and propose practical ways to overcome these difficulties. However, firstly I want to talk about the importance of “Personal Branding” in all your networking endeavours. Why Network? …

The Magic of Networking

In this guest blog by Mohit Masand (MSc Business & Management) we hear about a recent alumni event in London which some of our students attended. A fantastic opportunity as part of the University’s initiative ‘Nottingham in the City’ saw a group of 20 students from the Business School, staff from the Postgraduate Careers Team …

Is Your Network Working?

Great networking advice in this guest blog by Hildengard Allgaier (MBA 2012)  For the current generation of young professionals, careers no longer take a linear path.  Unless you have been working for the same company since college, the chances are that you have swapped employers or consulting jobs or that you even began your own …

The Job Hunt: What I wish I had known…

In this blog alumna Liz Corbishley (MBA 2016) shares some valuable insights on the job hunting process. Yes the MBA is tough, but the difficult time is not over when you hand in the management project: it is just beginning. I am sure that is not what anyone wants to hear whilst they are mid-MBA, …

LockinChina: To Stay, Or Not To Stay

By Eve Wan, Third Year BA International Media and Communication Studies LockInChina.com is an overseas elite recruitment website in China, focussing on helping Chinese companies recruiting overseas graduates and experienced talents. LockIn China help Chinese students, and other students with Mandarin-language skills, seeking opportunities in China.  Triggered by both the increasing restriction of hiring international …

You are what you wear

By Beth Cooper Although the days of bowler hats with pinstripe suits may have passed, in British society it sometimes seems there is an unofficial uniform requirement for every occasion but how do you know what to wear when you may not have been exposed to such an environment before? Anthropologists have even looked at …

Twitter for your career

By Beth Cooper Twitter is often dismissed either because people feel they have nothing to say or believe it is full of gossip. However, it is a great tool to give you competitive advantage in your job search and future career progression in a quick and easily accessible way. For interview preparation, I would say …

Love what you do and you will be a success

By Beth Cooper The headline for this article is displayed in my office. It may seem idealistic when there are bills to pay but by identifying where your passion lies, it can make your working life so much more enjoyable. With the pensionable age increasing, we could be working for more than 50 years. Wouldn’t …

Temping – a gateway to a world of opportunity

By Beth Cooper As the academic year comes to an end, the focus on finding a job after the summer dissertation is of increased importance. Much is written elsewhere about graduate opportunities, but what if you have experience? If you have a particular organisation in mind but are not finding the roles matching your work history …