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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

How To Use Your Studies To Demonstrate Skills in an Application

Benedict Watson – Student Blogger Work experience is often mentioned in advice about applications. This can be very frustrating, as often it may feel that you need work experience in order to get work experience in the form of spring weeks and summer internships. While work experience is useful, internships and graduate roles CAN be …

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 …

A Guide to Pre-Interview Research Into a Company

By Rosie Pinder, BA English second year Everything about an interview can be daunting: what to say, what to wear, how to come across as someone who knows what they are talking about. But the area I find most challenging when preparing for an interview is research, both into the company and the role. Having …

How To Overcome Negative Self-Talk When Applying for Jobs

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 …

How to Master Four Types of Interview

Benedict Watson – Student Blogger As the new year begins, so does the interview stage of applications for many internships, placement years and graduate jobs. In the Covid-19 world, many more interviews are virtual than in previous years. In this article, I’ll be going through each type of interview you could encounter and my top …

Applying to Become an English Language Assistant With the British Council

By Rowena Harris, Student Blogger Interested in working abroad, improving your fluency in another language, and gaining valuable experience to strengthen your CV? The British Council offers paid six-month or one-year placements teaching English as a foreign language in 15 different countries around the world. The placement involves working in a school, in a country of …