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Spring clean your job hunt!

By Megan Davies It may seem that between coursework, exams, thinking about your dissertation and eating all the chocolate that the Easter bunny brings, careers is the last thing on your mind at this time of year. However you have passed the mid-point of your course, and so the Easter break can be a useful …

Practice Makes Perfect

By Ewan Henry. Autumn term is always an exciting time for us in the Business School’s Postgraduate Careers team – new career stories and new aspirations that come with our new MBA, MSc and PhD students. It is equally exciting for students – returning to studies (perhaps after some years out), new friends, new lifestyle …

Staying Connected

By Julie Blant. As management project and dissertation deadlines now draw closer you could be forgiven for thinking that it is OK to take a break from networking whilst you make that last push towards completion. Think again. Don’t neglect your network. Your network should continue to be integral to your career building activities. Let …

Consulting – using your watch to tell you the time

By Beth Cooper Consulting can mean many things to different people depending on whom you might be asking. Despite its variety, in its most general sense, it is the provision of external advice to an organisation or individual that is either looking for specialist advice or for insight from a third party. We recently held …

Some career-focused New Year resolution ideas

By Beth Cooper Happy New Year!! As 2014 begins, this New Year will mean big changes for many of you as your plans, hopes and dreams start coming to fruition. Named January after the two-faced Roman god Janus, able to look forward as well as back at the same time, New Year resolutions can help …

The 12 days of a Postgraduate Christmas

By Beth Cooper On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me a consulting role with McKinsey On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me 2 one to ones On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me 3 nights’ sleep On the fourth day of …

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 …

Welcome to the craziest year of your life (so far!)

By Beth Cooper A very warm welcome to our Masters and MBA students who have just joined us at Nottingham University Business School. With so much to do in so short a space of time, it is easy to put careers on the back-burner but the sooner you start, the greater the chances of success …

Time to say goodbye…

By Beth Cooper It may be hard to believe how quickly time has flown but for those of you who have not secured a role in the UK, it is time to think about returning home and continuing or starting a new career there. You may be thinking with your visa not due to expire …

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 …