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Top Tips for New Engineering Graduates in 2022

By an Ignys team of hardware and software engineers There has never been a more exciting time to be involved in electronics engineering – especially with the rise of IoT technologies. The trick is being able to keep on top of all the rapid changes in the industry. Engineers from Nottingham based Ignys design consultancy, …

My Advice for Coping with Rejection From Grad Schemes

By Anna McConachie, English Student Blogger Facing rejection is demoralising, demotivating and down-right difficult. Unfortunately, as graduates we are likely to face a lot of it. Here is how I have been dealing with rejection from grad schemes recently.  Process your emotions Being rejected hurts. After spending hours on an application, agonising over assessment questions, …

My Journey to Securing an Optional Placement Year

By Daria Paterek, English student Despite being an English undergraduate, I discovered my love for marketing during my first year, when I managed a university society’s social media channels. This experience led me to gain work experience in marketing, which solidified that I wanted to pursue it as a career. After browsing work experience opportunities …

Six Good Reasons to Use eCareersGrad

By Cathy Sibley, Employability Education Projects Officer Do you have a job interview coming up? Or have you had a few interviews and thought you’d done ok, but they’ve not resulted in a job offer? If so, this new resource could be just what you need to elevate your job interviews from average to excellent. …

My Top Tips for Virtual Assessment Centres

By Janvi Patel, second year economics student Reaching the assessment centre stage of the application process is an incredible achievement. The assessment centre is usually the final hurdle to land an internship or graduate role. Here are my top tips for preparing for an assessment centre from my experience: Tip one: Bullet point ideas for …

Ace the Recruitment Process With Graduates First

By Charlene Binding, Employability Education Projects Officer Have you recently applied for a graduate role, graduate programme or internship? If so, this is the blog post for you! Introducing Graduates First: an online resource which could transform your job application strategy. It’s free to access, both for current University of Nottingham students (use your current …

How To Feel More Confident Meeting New People at Work

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 …

Using the Support From the Careers Service To Ace My Interviews

Hannah Wright, MSc Mental Health: Research and Practice As an undergraduate, I had heard that career support would be available throughout our studies and as alumni, but it wasn’t something I’d engaged with yet as I had planned to move straight to postgraduate study. Now in the position where I am nearing the end of …

How To Be a STAR

By Katy Skillen, third-year Master of Nutrition and Dietetics Student Recently, I’ve been trying to use the STAR (situation, task, action, and result) technique in interviews. This method helps you systematically answer application or interview questions. It helps you include all the key points that interviewers want, but without going off on a tangent. STAR …

From Graduate to Graduate Scheme and Everything Inbetween

By Max Cooper, BA Hons History graduate I’ll start by saying that I never considered myself to be within the bracket of students who got placed on internships or graduate schemes. If I can get a place on a graduate scheme then the vast majority can provided that they prepare accordingly. What I believe allowed …