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Online Careers Events: Why Virtual Might Be Better

By Rosie Pinder, BA English second year If you’re like me, your university email inbox is full to bursting with suggested events to get involved in. I often find it tempting to just delete everything and have a nap! But actually, there are loads of great online events that are definitely worth attending. And, as …

Publishing in Practice: Writing a Cover Letter

By Annie Brown, MA Creative Writing student blogger Writing a cover letter to a publisher can be tricky. Recently, I had to submit a short story to a publishing house and was stumped about what to write in my cover letter. I knew I needed to sell myself and my story, but I also wanted …

Every job is an opportunity to improve your skills

By Hayley Johnson, MSci Biology alumnae “I think the best advice I had was to remember that you don’t have to secure your dream job right away.” How did you find your first role and what did the recruitment process involve? My first role upon graduating was working for a market research company. I worked …

Unlock careers skills through participation in sport at university

By Molly Riley, sport and exercise science student We asked Molly about her involvement in sport at Nottingham and how it is helping her develop career skills. What activities have you been involved in? In my first year, or what we had of it, I was  involved in the Sport for Good Nottingham project and Ultimate …

A big ‘hello’ from Careers

By Jackie Thompson, Information and Communications Manager Whether you’re just starting at Nottingham or a returning student, the University’s Careers team is here for you. Although we’re not physically on campus, we are online to help you navigate these extraordinary times. A snapshot of the autumn term As well as online careers appointments and  job-hunting …

My Career Mentoring experience

By Kathryn Moore, mentee Career Mentoring offers you the opportunity to be supported with your career goals by a member of our alumni community. Kathryn tells us all about her Career Mentoring experience. “My goal seems more achievable.” My mentor During my second year at university I felt that it was important to begin looking towards life afterwards. …

Connect to a world of expertise with Career Mentoring

Career Mentoring offers you the opportunity to be supported with your career goals by a member of our alumni community. Hear from past mentees about their Career Mentoring experience. “I’m so pleased I took part.” Anisha Johal, MA English Literature  My mentor, Keith, had completed a PhD at Nottingham in film and had a film consultation …

Working in Sales: What I Learned

By Annie Brown, MA Creative Writing student blogger To support my masters degree, I got a part-time job in sales. Sales was a career area I had always been interested in, and I have learned a lot from the experience. Here are the top five things I learned: Representing the brand You are responsible for …

My tips on video interviews from home

By Katy Skillen, MNutr Nutrition and Dietetics, second year student blogger Well, I never thought that I would be having a job interview in my bedroom. But I guess we are living in very unprecedented times. Normally, a job interview would involve me getting dressed up and sitting in an office across a desk from …

Identifying your strengths in preparation for your job search

By Hayley Williams, Students’ Union Employability Development Manager All of us have strengths and weaknesses, it’s what makes us unique and individual. When undertaking your job search it’s helpful to understand a bit more about your strengths to make sure you’re applying for roles that will suit you and encourage you to perform well. By …