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How Part-Time Work Can Offer More Than Just Money in Your Pocket

By Georgia Lee, MSc Psychology Conversion student If I asked you right now, ‘what would be your main reason for getting a part-time job?’, I bet you would most likely say for the money. As a recent History graduate and now current MSc Psychology student I can’t deny that I would say exactly the same …

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 …

How the Career Mentoring Scheme Helped Me Achieve My Goals

By Lucy Woodward, Physics student I applied to the Career Mentoring scheme with the hope of getting a clearer understanding of what sorts of careers I’d be well suited to. After my application was accepted I was matched with Keith Bound, whose work in the ‘Science of Storytelling’ interested me. I’m a physics undergraduate but …

Just Graduated? We’ve Got Your Career Covered!

By Hannah Woolley, Careers and Employability Consultant, and Faye Haslam, Alumni Communications Manager Achieving your degree and graduating from university is a cause for celebration. You’ve navigated your studies during a global pandemic, secured a valuable qualification, and gained a huge amount of experience. Congratulations… but not farewell! Although you might be leaving campus, we’re …

Why Do I Keep Hearing About Self-reflection?

By Cyrielle Mevel, Employability Education Projects Officer Whether it’s part of your degree or an extra-curricular activity you are doing, you will have probably heard about the importance of self-reflection at some point. Employers are also constantly citing self-reflection and self-awareness as being two of the top skills that are the most sought after. But …

Entering the Job Market in Difficult Times

By Laura De Simoni, PhD English graduate After years of hard work, you finally finished your graduate studies…congratulations! Now it’s time to enter the job market, but the after effects of the pandemic are still very much here. While it can be daunting to apply for jobs in such challenging times, knowing your skillset will …

I’ve Been Applying but Not Had an Offer

By Cyrielle Mevel, Employability Education Projects Officer Have you been applying to graduate jobs lately but not had a response so far? Or have you managed to go through a recruitment process but haven’t received the offer you had been waiting for and this is starting to impact your wellbeing? You are not alone. Even …

Your Best Digital Self

By Simon and Rob, Co-founders of The Jolt Take it from us, two alumni who offer candid career insight via The Jolt; we never had to worry about social media for job hunting when we left Nottingham in 1991. The closest we got to social media was the noticeboard in the Portland Building. That didn’t …

How Not to Be the Perfect Intern

By Anna White, Placement Projects Officer A couple of years after I graduated, I was looking to change direction so took a short-term internship with an IT start-up. I was 23, newly back from having a baby and trying to escape a job I hated. I felt the stakes were sky high, so I put …

Looking for Work Now You Have Graduated?

By Peter Kay, Senior Careers Adviser At the time of writing, May 2022, it is safe to say that there are a lot of jobs being advertised for graduates. What you have to do is become a skilled job hunter. To do that there are a few simple rules to follow and questions to ask …