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Starting a New Job Remotely: How To Prepare

By Stacey McIntosh, Editor-in-Chief of Sage Advice UK.   Starting a new role is daunting at the best of times, especially if it’s your first job. But as you’ll be working remotely now and most likely for the foreseeable, you’ll probably want to know what to expect and how you can prepare.  Before your first week  In …

How Accountancy is About People, Not Just Numbers

By: The Accountancy Partnership – Online Accountants When people think about accounting, one of the first things that comes to mind is that it’s all about numbers. While accounting certainly features numbers, it goes way beyond calculators and cash. Accountancy is about the people as much as it is about numbers. Tax, thresholds, percentages and …

Dealing With Rejection When You Aren’t Offered the Job

The Career Wellbeing blog series. We know that thinking about your career, applying for jobs, and moving into the workplace can be exciting, but we also know that sometimes it can present challenges and might be a source of stress or anxiety. That’s why, in this blog series, we will explore some of the things that …

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Jobs For The Future: Careers In Fintech 

By Evelyn James, Freelance writer Financial technology, or ‘fintech’, has been a fast-growing field over the last decade. Traditional finance companies have caught onto fintech’s potential in recent years and ramped up investments in it, while disruptors have led the way and showcased the innovations that can come from it.  These ‘old’ and ‘new’ businesses have …

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What to Ask at the Graduate Jobs and Internships Fair

By Katarina Piponi, fourth year MSci Zoology student As a final-year student, I’m thinking about my next step after uni so I’m going to the virtual Graduate Jobs and Internships Fair on Wednesday 3 March.  After some scrupulous googling, I’ve come to the conclusion that there is one simple measure I can take to make the most of the careers …

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Navigating the Job Market in 2021

By Paul Charman, Deputy Director, Careers team You’d certainly be forgiven for feeling a sense of dread and pessimism about the current job market. There  are clearly challenges for students searching for work experience or finalists graduating this summer. However, I want to provide some context to the headlines and suggest some actions to navigate …

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A Career in Insurance: Supporting Growth and Innovation 

By Janet Wright, Underwriting Supervisor at GJW Direct On paper, insurance might not be the most glamorous of industries. But, through providing a reliable safety net for businesses and individuals of all backgrounds, insurance providers act as an essential catalyst to growth and innovation.   If you have a mind for details, strong communication skills and a natural ability to connect with people, you could thrive in …

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How to maximise motivation while applying for jobs

By John Lim, UoN alumnus and founder of liveyoungandwell.com You click the lovely “Apply” button at the end of application form. You think to yourself: finally, I got to the end of this application form! Yay! Then you wait. And you keep waiting. And still, you continue to wait. You hear nothing. Every time a …

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What Is It Like to Conduct a Remote Internship During the Pandemic?

By Margaux Seeuws, International Commercial Law Last May I received exciting news from the School of Law, that I was the successful candidate for an internship at the World Bank Group in Washington DC. Little did I know that the experience would not play out exactly as planned. With the uncertainty created by the pandemic, …

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If I Can’t Travel Abroad, How Can I Get International Work Experience?

By Jill Bennett, Placements Project and Systems Co-ordinator As the global pandemic rumbles on, we all face restrictions and changes to our plans. We constantly hear how important it is to get work experience in all its forms, including international experience. But is that possible? Yes, it is. Read on to find how you can …

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