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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 …

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 …

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 …

Exploring for Experiences – My Experience Writing Speculative Applications

By Hannah Evans, Cancer Sciences student blogger Sometimes you have a job or placement in mind that just isn’t available on any websites. You might have a specific project you want to carry out, a specific experiment you want to try or a specific company you want to work for. When this happens, you should …

How Part-Time Work Can Offer More Than Just Money in Your Pocket

By Georgia Lee, MSc Psychology Conversion student If I asked you right now, ‘what would be your main reason for getting a part-time job?’, I bet you would most likely say for the money. As a recent History graduate and now current MSc Psychology student I can’t deny that I would say exactly the same …

Avoid Spam Applications

By Anna Scrivener, Careers Adviser We all get those email messages with offers that say, ‘look at me’, but actually aren’t tailored to us. What do we do with them? 9/10 DELETE. Sure, on the odd occasion the email has landed well, on pay day when you were feeling a bit flush, or their message …

My Assessment Centre Experience

By Caitlin Aykroyd, Financial Mathematics graduate Have you been invited to an assessment centre? Congratulations! You have made it to the business end of the recruitment process, where many employers make their final selection decisions. Assessment centres are usually made-up of activities designed to assess your suitability for the role. Read on to hear insights …

Why I Changed My CV Because of BBC Radio 1

By Emily Oxbury, MA History Student and Student Blogger A surprise CV review at a Radio 1 Connects training day inspired me to drastically update my CV, something which was long overdue as I had not thoroughly edited it since applying for university three years ago! Since first properly curating a CV I have undoubtedly …

Why I’ll Be Attending Careers Talks on Offer This Autumn

By Hannah Evans, Cancer Sciences student blogger As someone who is currently looking for a biotech placement for next year, I am trying to find out as much as possible about what makes a good application. So, I’ll be going to one of the ‘Ask an Expert: CVs and Application Forms’ talks coming up. When …

How I Secured a Graduate Job in the UK as an International Student

By Malaika Cornelio, Economics student At the beginning of my academic journey after starting my economics degree, I envisioned a career path closely related to my degree, such as policy analysis. However, during my second year of university, I veered off this path to explore a career in tech to challenge myself and diversify my …