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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 …

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 My CV Went From Six Pages to Two with Help From Careers

A CV is your personal marketing tool, so needs to be a summary of your relevant experience and skills, which will persuade an employer to interview you. Although it’s tempting to rush straight into it, it’s important to have a think about what needs to be included to create a CV that is tailored, concise …

Writing for Applications

By Anna Scrivener, Employability Education Projects Officer For the last three years you have been training yourself to write academically, removing your own voice and backing up your opinions with evidence and research. Then all of a sudden you are writing job applications, a task that requires you to talk about yourself, demonstrate your personality …

Boost Your CV and Your Wallet With a Part-Time Job

By Anna McConachie, English student blogger Paying rent, bills, and funding your Portland Coffee addiction can be a struggle come the second term (or second week!) of uni. If, like me, your student loan doesn’t quite stretch, it’s worth considering getting a part-time job alongside your studies.  I’ve held a number of part-time positions over …

Why I Chose Part-Time Work

Gabriella Kisoi, MSc Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Management (2020-2021) From December 2020 to May 2021 during my masters, I worked as a Library Adviser at Nottingham University Business School Library. I found and applied for this role through Unitemps. This role involved supporting customers with using library services, facilities, and resources, while also ensuring compliance with …

How To Find a Job That’s Right for You

By, Hayley Williams, Students’ Union Employability Development Manager Picking the right career can seem like a daunting task at times. It can be difficult to navigate the many options but don’t worry we are here to help. Here are our four top tips for finding the right job for you. 1. Start by focussing on …

The University-Affiliated Projects That Can Build Your CV (Part 2)

By Benedict Watson – Student Blogger In part one of this blog post, I drew attention to some of the great University-affiliated schemes which provide you with work experience and opportunities for skill development. These schemes were: • Nottingham Internship Scheme • Course Rep • Summer School Ambassador • Society Committee In part two of …

How I Found a Science Job During the Covid-19 Pandemic

By Mica Cunningham, University of Nottingham BSc Biotechnology graduate. Graduating from University can be a daunting experience – especially during a pandemic! Having a lack of previous work experience, I initially felt I had no idea what I was supposed to do next or even how to start – what should I put on my …