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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 …

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 …

From Graduate to Entrepreneur

By Ava Neilson The world of business is changing. The way that business works and especially the impact of the internet has made working as an entrepreneur a much more viable option for everyone – especially graduates who have honed their entrepreneurial skills over time.  Being entrepreneurial is a talent that some people are born …

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, …

What To Look For In A Future Employer

By Margarita Fedoseyeva, BA Management Studies alumna and Business Director at Macildowie Outstanding Recruitment During my first week at work, it was if a light had been switched on and I said to myself, “it makes sense now”. As an undergraduate with very little experience of working life, it can be tricky to absorb how …

An Intro Guide to Start-Up Lingo

By Grace Dillon, Content Writer at TalentPool Thinking of working at a start-up after graduation? As with any workplace, the start-up world comes with a dictionary-load of new words and phrases that you’ll need to familiarise yourself with. To help you get started, TalentPool has put together a list of 20 commonly used start-up terms …

How to write a chronological CV with little experience

By Sophie Blumenthal, Outreach Executive at CV-Library Ltd Chronological CVs are perhaps the most common type of CV and can be an effective way of marketing your experience and qualifications. They list your most recent jobs first and are great for showing off your career progression, especially if you’ve been promoted in a past role.   But what should you do if you …

Start-Ups and SMEs: What Are Employers Looking For?

By Tara Sallis, TalentPool, matching recent graduates with job and internship opportunities at start-ups, and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) If you are hoping to find your dream job at a start-up or smaller business, it can be hard to know exactly what they are looking for. Here we run through three of the top …

How to Get the Most out of Sixty Minutes at a Careers Fair

By Kathryn Moss, Employability Officer With lots of careers fairs happening at Nottingham, the possibilities available are vast. You might be thinking “How can I fit it all in?!” We know you’re busy and attending a fair while you have other deadlines looming might feel like a difficult task. Don’t despair, here are four things you can do to prepare; before, …