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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 …

The Change in Legal Services and What’s Needed When Applying to Law Firms

By Modupe Allen, second year law student What do the websites of Gunnercooke, the Ince Group and Mishcon de Reya reveal to potential lawyers of the future about the change in legal services and what’s needed when applying to law firms? The above question was posed by Craig Sharpe from Axiom DWFM who recently came …

International Work Experience Grant – Junelle’s Story

By Junelle Ayettey, philosophy student My placement Environment360 is a non-profit organisation that helps communities create inclusive integrated waste systems that help residents harness the full value of their waste stream. The organisation created the first successful plastic recycling scheme in Ghana for communities and has since gone on to collect more than 200 tonnes …

Career Thinking for Science Graduates

By Sally Hall, Faculty Careers and Employability Consultant With a science degree, you can use your technical and transferable skills across many sectors, roles and sizes of organisation.  In this blog post we’re drawing your attention to options with smaller companies and careers that make a difference. Plus, how to develop insights, make connections and …

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 …

Taking Part in Work Experience in the UK

By Yun-San, English Language and Literature international student What were your original career ideas when joining the university? When I started at the University of Nottingham I planned to further my studies and become an academic, but I have now decided to be more flexible with my career plan. I’d still like to complete a …

How I Secured Work in the UK as an International Student

By Carlos Sanders Velez, Junior Medical Writer at McCann Health London My name is Carlos Sanders Velez, an international student, and I am currently working part-time as a Junior Medical Writer at McCann Health London. My current role involves the careful review of science manuscripts and adapting messages for the specific audience (it can be …

Profiling for Success: Your Online Reflection Tool

By Charlene Binding, Employability Education Projects Officer How easy is it for you to describe your learning style, figure out your personality type or pinpoint the things that matter to you most about your career? If you’re feeling a bit stuck about career areas that appeal to you, or aren’t sure how to articulate these …