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Teach First Q&A: The Teaching Experience

By Annie Brown, MA Creative Writing student blogger Applying for graduate schemes can be difficult, especially when you’re not quite sure what to expect. After working as a counsellor at a summer camp, I considered the idea of teaching. I wanted to know more about this possible career path. So, I sat down with my …

Don’t Be Afraid to Fail: How to Build Your Resilience

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 …

Local Government: Is It the Right Career for You?

By Sarah Adesikun, Politics and International Relations alumna As students, it can be difficult to know which career you will enjoy. While studying, I knew I wanted a rewarding career with a social purpose. After graduating I secured a role on the National Graduate Development Programme (NGDP) run by the Local Government Association.  If you have similar motivations and are …

Virtual Careers Fairs: The Ultimate Guide

By Katy Skillen, MNutr Nutrition and Dietetics, third year student blogger So, you’ve got to grips with lectures from home, societies from home, and catching up with friends… from home. But how about discovering your next job from home? Well, that is exactly what a virtual careers fair aims to help you do! Having attended …

How to Write a One-Page CV

By Alex Owusu, Employability Officer Writing a one-page CV isn’t the easiest thing to do, especially if you’ve got a lot of content to fit in, but it can be a worthwhile endeavour. Knowing that recruiters are busy people means having a CV that is tailored, concise and easy to read are vastly important. Showing …

Getting Started on LinkedIn

By Christian Jameson-Warren, Employability Education Projects Officer You may have heard people talk about the importance of networking to find a job, or that you should be on LinkedIn to find a job. However, trying to do this can seem intimidating.  Where do I start? A good place to start is to be clear on why you want to …

Publishing in Practice: Writing a Cover Letter

By Annie Brown, MA Creative Writing student blogger Writing a cover letter to a publisher can be tricky. Recently, I had to submit a short story to a publishing house and was stumped about what to write in my cover letter. I knew I needed to sell myself and my story, but I also wanted …

Assessment Centres – Being Yourself Matters

By Jade Brewster-Mahon, BSc Microbiology with Industrial Year Based on previous work experience I always knew I wanted to do a year in industry. Having had meetings with the Careers team towards the end of my first year, I began the process early. I had written CVs and attended job interviews in the past but …

Be prepared for game-based assessments

By Peter Thornton, UoN graduate and Graduates First Consultant Employer assessments often seem mysterious and quite simply difficult to get right. No more is this true than for game-based assessments, now used by 10% of employers. Companies such as PwC, Deloitte, P&G, Unilever, Coca Cola and many more are increasingly looking to harness game technology …

Qualities that accounting firms look for in applicants

By Elizabeth Hughes, Senior Content Writer at The Accountancy Partnership  Planning for life after graduation can be a daunting task. You’ve never done it before, and so it’s difficult to know what to expect. If you’re thinking about work, there are some skills which are universally desirable for employers. Good time keeping, an enthusiastic attitude, …