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Five Things A Mentor Can Do That Google Can’t

By Katie Watson, BA History student blogger Why do you even need a career mentor when you can just Google everything you need to know? With the internet we have so much access to knowledge however most of us still feel like we need some guidance on our career paths. That is why we need …

Where in the World Will Your Degree Take You?

Finding work overseas is becoming a more common goal among students upon finishing university. Uncertainty in the local job market can be a factor, or perhaps you just want to work while satisfying your sense of adventure. Either way, finding the right job can be a little daunting to say the least. Here are three …

Career Management – The Future of Work

By Christian Jameson-Warren, Employability Education Projects Officer It is widely accepted that people generally change jobs several times in their lifetime. Emerging technology has the potential to create many new types of jobs that don’t exist now. Therefore the nature of jobs and the tasks involved could dramatically change. Some of the most in-demand jobs …

How I Made the Most of the Careers and Employability Service

By Paige Linden, MEng Mechanical Engineering student  When I started at Nottingham, I had no idea what I wanted to do. I was quite overwhelmed by all the different options and didn’t know how I would decide. 1. Attend careers fairs The careers fairs at Nottingham were informative and gave me a better insight into my …

How to Deal With Career FOMO. Yes, It’s A Thing.

By Valentina Corrao, Employability Officer I am sure you are all familiar with the acronym FOMO. For those of you who are not, it means Fear Of Missing Out, the apprehension linked to missing out on opportunities, events, and social interactions that are happening elsewhere. Well, it looks like career FOMO is also a thing. …

Applications – Why You Shouldn’t Give Up

By Katie Watson, second year BA (Hons) History, student blogger Applying for graduate jobs, placements and internships is one very long process. It is tiring and often frustrating to put in all that time and effort only to receive a rejection email. Playing the long game is hard work and at times it seems easier …

Applying For Law Firm Vacation Schemes

By Ella Rees, final year law student When you first sit down with the prospect of writing multiple vacation scheme applications ahead, the process can seem overwhelming. I knew from when I started University that I wanted to pursue a career in commercial law. Despite this, I hadn’t had much luck with any first-year scheme …

How to make your part-time and summer jobs assets to your CV

By Imogen Daldy, final year French and History student blogger A fundamental mistake that a lot of students make on their graduate CVs is undervaluing their employment history. It’s one thing to be selective with what work experience you put on there, but it’s another thing to cut it all out because it doesn’t seem …

Internship Diaries: What To Expect

By Katie Watson, second year BA (Hon) History, student blogger Maybe you have finally landed your dream internship or you are deciding whether an internship is right for you? It can be good to know what to expect and that it isn’t running around getting people coffee. Over Easter, I had my first ever marketing …