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The truth about teaching: myths debunked and lessons learned

By Bethany Litchfield, Careers Adviser, Careers and Employability Service © via Unsplash by Kenny Eliason Welcome to my blog, where I delve into the realities behind common misconceptions surrounding teaching careers. As a former teacher in secondary and further education, I have first-hand experience navigating the challenges and triumphs of the classroom. Here are five lessons …

CV crafting chronicles

By Chloe O’Dowd, Philosophy PhD student. Creating and perfecting a CV as a postgraduate researcher can be quite difficult, especially when you need multiple versions for different contexts. As a PhD student, I wanted to discuss some ways in which I keep my CV date and appropriate for the different scenarios which I may need …

Choosing a career path: navigating career options after graduation

by Liam Colabuono-Mcdonagh, master’s in research I will be reflecting on how societies and networking events helped secure a place in Atkins Realis, a technology and engineering consulting firm. Finding a career  When I began university one of my main concerns was how to signpost my competitive edge and interests to employers. Some degrees will …

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Where’s the time gone? I’m graduating this summer

Catherine Sibley, Careers Adviser, Careers and Employability Service It seems like many of your friends are sorted with what to do next and have plans to start a job or maybe go travelling.  Is this really true?  It’s what psychologists call ‘inattentional blindness’ in that you’re focussing on those friends when the vast majority of …

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Exploring my options through employer site visits

Mia Wong, animal science student I’m Mia and I’m in my penultimate year of studying animal science.  I decided to apply to the MediCity site visit because I am interested in working in computational biology and life sciences. Why did I apply to the employer visit?  I hoped to gain an insight into the field …

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Gaining employability skills alongside my PhD

By Chloe O’Dowd, Philosophy PhD student. During a PhD, you have the opportunity to do various training courses. In this blog, I will be talking about the various training courses that the University of Nottingham offers to PhD students and the positive impact they have on your future. Where do you find them? As a …

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Searching for job vacancies through the Careers and Employability Service

By Maisie Southon, Marketing and Communications Officer, Careers and Employability Service Are you starting to think about life after you graduate? Some of you will be looking forward to a few weeks of peace and quiet or on an adventure abroad, while others will take on further study and most of you will be looking …

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Accountancy journey as a Russian graduate

By Jonathan Tait, Page Kirk Trainee Accountant and Russian Studies Graduate Ever since starting my final year at University of Nottingham, I was uncertain where I wanted to start my professional life. Studying Russian Studies at university, meant that it felt like my options were fairly limited. This prompted me to ask myself: What can …

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How to handle multiple job offers

Katie Ray, Careers Adviser in the Careers and Employability Service Secured multiple job offers? Congratulations! It’s not a bad place to be… but the weight of making the right decision can feel heavy. This blog will explore ways to help you navigate your way to a decision.  Evaluate your priorities: Before you can make any sort …

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Overcoming barriers in the world of work

By Amrina Kaur, Employability Officer In today’s dynamic job market, equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) are not just buzzwords but essential principles for fostering a fair and thriving workplace. However, despite progress, individuals from diverse backgrounds often encounter unique challenges as they navigate their careers, and achieving true inclusivity can be easier said than done. …

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