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Digital Skills: Let’s Get Digital!

By Katie Watson, second year BA (Hon) History, student blogger Learning some digital skills can really help you land a great job once you leave university. Honestly, it is not as hard as you might think either. Here are 3 things you can do to go from this: via GIPHY To This: via GIPHY 1. Complete …

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 …

What to Love About SME’s?

By Kathryn Moss, Employability Officer Love is in the air, so we wanted to share our top 5 reasons to love small to medium-sized businesses! A small to medium-sized business is any business that employs fewer than 250 people and has an annual turnover of less than £50 million. According to a report by FSB …

Why do a PhD?

Kirstin Barnard, Senior Careers Adviser Making a commitment to undertaking a PhD is a big career decision. The more time you take to explore what it involves and what you have to offer; the more likely you are to make an informed, realistic decision. Here are some questions to ask yourself when making this decision. 1. …

How to write a chronological CV with little experience

By Sophie Blumenthal, Outreach Executive at CV-Library Ltd Chronological CVs are perhaps the most common type of CV and can be an effective way of marketing your experience and qualifications. They list your most recent jobs first and are great for showing off your career progression, especially if you’ve been promoted in a past role.   But what should you do if you …

Placement years: are they worth it? These five students think so 

By Luke Lynch, Employability Education Projects Officer Think integrated placement years are only for engineering and computer science students? Not anymore, thanks to the University’s new ‘optional Placement Year’ scheme.  We caught-up with the first cohort of students as they approached the mid-point of their placements. As well as sharing their workplace experiences, they were keen to pass on advice to anyone thinking of following in …

How I Used University to Get My Dream Job

By Elise Jackson, University of Nottingham English Language and Literature alumna. I’ve been in my job as Marketing Executive at Trigger Publishing for five months. With only two weeks between my final exam and starting here at Trigger; the last year has been a whirlwind of change, all thanks to my university experience. I was …

Getting Experience Within Architecture

By Izzy Rhodes, University of Nottingham alumna and founder of Swain Architecture Beyond university, the world of architecture offers an open plan of opportunities for students to build the foundation of their careers. When it comes to getting professional experience under your belt, the competition can be fierce, so to get ahead of the crowd. You …

How a Rapid Change in Technology Increases New Opportunities for Graduates

By Chris Jones, Senior Careers Advisor for Faculties of Science and Engineering Monday, 29 October 2019 saw over 40 varied companies descend on the East Midlands Conference Centre to meet our brilliant students and to promote their opportunities within science and technology.  Members of the Careers team were also there on the day speaking to employers …

Make a Difference, This New Year!

New Year, New Me! I got my new gym clothes, I’ve eaten fruit instead of chocolate and I am out of bed before 9am. It is 2019 and I have all the productivity apps downloaded so I can check off those to-do lists and before a success this year. Sound familiar?   via GIPHY We …