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Beyond the books: discovering transferable skills developed outside of academia

By Josephine Ruffles, Politics and American Studies student Often there is a misconception that you only learn from your degree during university. This blog uncovers some of the skills you learn outside of your studies, that you can apply during an application process. Time management This might seem like an obvious skill to develop but …

Navigating the NHS job market: tips for a successful application

By Gemma Foxall, Careers Adviser The Graduate Outcomes survey demonstrates that NHS recruits more University of Nottingham graduates than any other employer.  As such, we spend time investigating what the NHS are looking for in their applications and how you increase your chances of success. Here are a few top tips from the NHS trusts …

Is my CV good enough?

By Anna Scrivener, Careers Adviser So many students ask this question – but it’s harder to answer than you may think. I want to share something about CVs that I think is often missed. Your first experience of CV writing was probably back at school in a mandatory session they had to tick off. In …

A Life Science Graduate’s Experience of Writing a Cover Letter

By Yueqi Wang, MSc Immunology and Immunotherapeutics graduate As an international student, writing a cover letter was a completely new experience for me and I did a lot of research before writing it. According to the information I gained from the internet, a cover letter is a brief introduction to yourself showing your skills in …

Earn Money by Sourcing Flexible Jobs Through Unitemps

By Grace Smyth, Languages student blogger Having a part-time job at university is a great way to build your CV work experience while earning a little extra cash on the side. In my first year at university, I knew that I had the time and could benefit from a part-time job but was worried about …

Acing Applications – My Top Tips for a Cancer Sciences Placement Cover Letter

By Hannah Evans, third year cancer sciences student blogger Your CV is written, it’s looking good, now time for you to show off more skills with a cover letter. If you’re anything like me, then this is both the longest and most tedious part of the entire application process. But a well written cover letter …

ChatGPT and Job Applications

By Gemma Foxall, Careers Adviser In a recent survey of students studying at UK universities, fewer than 10% said they wouldn’t use ChatGPT for their job applications. It’s not surprising then that this topic came up during a recent job application appointment I had with a Physiotherapy student. I spoke to Anita, who had used …

Dealing With Rejection

By Alice Bennett, student blogger Whether you’re applying to graduate schemes or even part-time jobs, rejection is an inevitable part of the job application process. Here is some advice on how to deal with rejection and use it as a learning experience to help with future applications. Learn from the experience Interviewing and writing a …

I Don’t Want To Stay in Academia…What Now?

By Hiba Azim, PhD researcher An increasing number of postgraduate students are choosing to take their skills elsewhere and not pursue academia after they graduate. However, transitioning out of academia can be a daunting task, and it may be challenging to determine how to make your CV appealing to other job types. The truth is …

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 …