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Conversations About Careers: My Experience and Advice

By Rosie Pinder, BA English second year For many students and recent graduates, there is a looming pressure to figure out a career path and have a job lined up immediately after university. I have lost count of the number of times over the summer that I have been asked about my plans post-graduation. And …

I Don’t Have a Summer Internship: What Now?

By Rosie Pinder, BA English second year Deadlines are over and the weather is actually (as I write this) hot! It’s summer, and I had planned to be nicely settled into a summer internship by now. But as this past year and a half has shown us, you can never really plan for anything. I …

Getting To Know Your Chosen Industry

By Rosie Pinder, BA English second year Qualifications and having the right experience are perhaps the most obvious things that come to mind when thinking about interviews and job applications. However, another significant factor when pitching yourself is to know the industry. This knowledge is crucial as it ensures that you seem both interested and …

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Conducting an Interview: Tips for Success

By Rosie Pinder, BA English second year There is lots of advice out there about being interviewed, ranging from how to prepare to what to wear. But knowing how to conduct an interview yourself is also a useful skill. I’m not talking about screening someone for a job, although the advice may still apply! Instead, …

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LinkedIn: How You Should Really Be Using It

By Rosie Pinder, BA English second year  Recently I’ve had lots of discussions with friends who no longer use LinkedIn, and I can understand why. It can easily become a space characterised by toxic productivity and self-promotion, which can be very overwhelming. However, if you change the way you use LinkedIn, it still has the potential to be a really useful platform.   …

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8 Tips for Speculative Work Experience Applications

By Rosie Pinder, BA English second year Finding work experience or an internship is a task on most students’ minds. This is especially true at the moment when opportunities are restricted by the need for the majority of work to be online. However, in many fields, it is possible to secure a placement even when …

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My Experience: NAA Careers for English Students Module

By Rosie Pinder, BA English second year I’ve officially completed my first module for the Nottingham Advantage Award (NAA): Careers for English Students. Although not delivered in the same way as it was pre-pandemic (another transferal to Microsoft Teams!), I found the module really engaging. Below I discuss my experience in more depth. So, read …

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A Guide to Pre-Interview Research Into a Company

By Rosie Pinder, BA English second year Everything about an interview can be daunting: what to say, what to wear, how to come across as someone who knows what they are talking about. But the area I find most challenging when preparing for an interview is research, both into the company and the role. Having …

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Look No Further for Work Experience: Writing Opportunities at UoN

By Rosie Pinder, BA English second year It is hard to find work experience at the best of times. But, as with practically everything, the Covid-19 pandemic has made the situation worse. Some placements were lost to the pandemic last year, bu  it’s a bit too early to say what will happen this summer. Yet, …

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Online Careers Events: Why Virtual Might Be Better

By Rosie Pinder, BA English second year If you’re like me, your university email inbox is full to bursting with suggested events to get involved in. I often find it tempting to just delete everything and have a nap! But actually, there are loads of great online events that are definitely worth attending. And, as …

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