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Posts by Leah Sharpe

Making Use of the Careers Service To Secure Your Next Role

By George Brown, UoN graduate It can be easy to forget you still have access to the Careers department after graduating from Nottingham. But the Careers team are available to you at any point during the rest of your career. Earlier this year, I was looking to leave my job and decided to get back …

Challenging Traditional Career Paths

By Alina Vasile, Head of Product and Design at Gemba, UK BA International Relations, graduated in 2015  The world is changing at a scale never seen before and our skills have to change with it. What were previously considered the jobs of the future, could be gone by tomorrow or replaced by AI. As you …

An Optional Placement Year – What Are the Benefits?

By Alex Owusu, Placement Year Officer Doing a placement year during your course is a great way for you to gain experience in, and exposure to a professional field of interest. With an ever-increasing number of students choosing to do a placement year, you may have started thinking whether it could be the right option …

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Rejection Will Take You to a New Destination

By Sid Basu, Politics and International Relations graduate Rejection is hard. Rejection is frustrating. Rejection is emotionally draining.  There is no point denying those statements.  Rejection can cause an individual to experience significant mental and emotional turmoil. Everyone has a unique experience of rejection so I cannot speak for everyone else, but I can guarantee …

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How Taking Part in Extra-Curricular Activities Can Help You Explore Career Options

By Saejin, a graduate from South Korea, now working in the UK as a Communications Coordinator Before I started university, my career goal was to become a TV/film/performance producer. I chose my degree course so I could learn more about the influence and importance of ‘media’ and selected a wide range of modules which enabled …

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Talking To Employers About Disability

By Christian Jameson-Warren, Careers Adviser Being disabled can impact a person’s ability to show their best self when both applying for vacancies and progressing in the workplace both directly and indirectly, so it often makes sense to talk to an employer about it. While this may seem logical, from my experience there are three main …

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Practice Makes Perfect. Applications Are No Different!

By Anna Scrivener, Careers Adviser I’m lucky enough in my job to meet some amazing students, who are proactive members of SU societies, balancing part-time jobs and conscious to complete internships and do volunteering. People with a mind on their futures. I certainly wasn’t that kind of student when I was at university! However, despite …

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Tips for Finding Work in the UK From an International Graduate

By Saejin, a graduate from South Korea, now working in the UK as a Communications Coordinator My career goal has been to work in the creative industry where I can contribute to the process of media creation. During my studies, I had lots of opportunities to take a wide range of modules relating to media …

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Starting Out in Your Career

By Daniel Kibble, Politics graduate now working in the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office It was around this time in my final year of university that I was asking the question many of you are probably doing right now – how do I get started in the career I want? My interests were in working …

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Tips From a Graduate on How the Careers Service Can Help With Your CV

By Saejin, a graduate from South Korea, now working in the UK as a Communications Coordinator Throughout my studies I was interested in working in the creative industries, and I think exploring the field that you want to work in is really important when planning your career. To clarify my career goals, I tried to …

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