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Postgraduate Study? – Four Ws to Consider

By Suzanne Mcgregor, Faculty of Arts Careers Consultant If you are approaching the end of your current course, you may be thinking about embarking on more study. Here are the Ws you should consider: 1. What? Your choices are huge, but tend to fall into broad categories: More of your current subject If you have …

Top Tips for New Engineering Graduates in 2022

By an Ignys team of hardware and software engineers There has never been a more exciting time to be involved in electronics engineering – especially with the rise of IoT technologies. The trick is being able to keep on top of all the rapid changes in the industry. Engineers from Nottingham based Ignys design consultancy, …

Reflecting on My Time at University: What I Learnt

By Anna McConachie, English student blogger With my third year coming to an end, I’ve been thinking over my time at university and how it has contributed to my personal career journey. With so much to get involved in, I thought I’d share how I made the most of my time at Nottingham so you …

Why Do I Keep Hearing About Self-reflection?

By Cyrielle Mevel, Employability Education Projects Officer Whether it’s part of your degree or an extra-curricular activity you are doing, you will have probably heard about the importance of self-reflection at some point. Employers are also constantly citing self-reflection and self-awareness as being two of the top skills that are the most sought after. But …

Looking for a Creative Career?

By Leonie Farrar, religion, philosophy, and ethics student blogger Do you have a skill and interest in being creative? I know many people, including myself, love to be creative and would love to use this skill and passion in their future career. While looking into careers over the last few years, I’ve realised more creative …

I Don’t Have a Grad Job: What Now?

By Anna McConachie, English student blogger It can be daunting leaving university without a spot on a graduate scheme. However, it’s important to remember that having a grad scheme is not the be all and end all for leaving uni. Taking a break after university before you launch into a career can be very beneficial. …

Entering the Job Market in Difficult Times

By Laura De Simoni, PhD English graduate After years of hard work, you finally finished your graduate studies…congratulations! Now it’s time to enter the job market, but the after effects of the pandemic are still very much here. While it can be daunting to apply for jobs in such challenging times, knowing your skillset will …

I’ve Been Applying but Not Had an Offer

By Cyrielle Mevel, Employability Education Projects Officer Have you been applying to graduate jobs lately but not had a response so far? Or have you managed to go through a recruitment process but haven’t received the offer you had been waiting for and this is starting to impact your wellbeing? You are not alone. Even …

I Want a Creative Career…but What Are My Chances?

By Cathy Sibley, Employability Education Projects Officer People often use the words, ‘creative’, ‘cultural’ and ‘arts’ interchangeably when talking about jobs or an industry. These terms can cover working in TV and film, theatre, publishing, marketing, journalism, gaming and much, much more. This blog will help you to think about what it is you mean …

Time to Get Proactive: Tips on How to Make the Most Out of Your Work Experience

By Indy Bamra, Employability Officer Work experience is a wonderful thing to highlight on your CV, but it is also an opportunity for you to prepare for what the world of work is like and for your future career. If you will be doing an internship, work experience or plan to gain some work experience …