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I Can’t Find the Work Experience I Want!

By Jo Workman, Senior Careers Adviser There are a number of advantages to taking part in work experience. Real-life experiences in the workplace can help you increase your skills, give you an insight into a particular job or sector, provide you with networking opportunities, and give your CV a boost.  But what if you have …

Why I Changed My CV Because of BBC Radio 1

By Emily Oxbury, MA History Student and Student Blogger A surprise CV review at a Radio 1 Connects training day inspired me to drastically update my CV, something which was long overdue as I had not thoroughly edited it since applying for university three years ago! Since first properly curating a CV I have undoubtedly …

Welcome Back from Careers

By Jackie Thompson, Information and Communications Manager Hey, welcome back to campus and your studies at Nottingham. Although the start of the new academic year is hectic, are you ready to invest a few minutes to find out how our team can help you take the next step on your career path? Maybe you want …

Hello to PGRs from Kirstin and Lucie

By Kirstin Barnard and Lucie Whitfield, Senior Careers Advisers (Postgraduate Researchers) Whether you’re new to the university or progressing with your research, in this blog we want to highlight the support we can offer you during your time at Nottingham.  Alongside our colleagues, we can help you to develop your career ideas and plans, take …

How To Approach Your Search for Work Experience

By Anna Scrivener, Careers Adviser It’s that time of year when lots of students are looking to apply for roles that help them build experience. It might be in the form of official internships, volunteering, placement years, summer schemes etc.   My advice is always the same, don’t shut down opportunities. The message we hear …

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 …

Top Tips to Make Your Overseas Career Dreams a Reality

By Brydie Youngman Ornelas, Communications Specialist, Genentech, USA BA Jt. Honours English and American Studies with International Study Abroad, 2018 A large part of my decision to study for a BA Joint Honours degree in English and American Studies at UoN was the opportunity to study abroad at a North American university. Little did I …

“I’m a Postgraduate Student, and Worried About Getting a Job”

By Jo Workman, Senior Careers Adviser There are lots of great reasons to study at masters level, including a love for the subject even if you don’t have a specific job in mind. But at the back of your mind you might be worried whether your additional time and study will be ‘worth it’ in …

Skills I’ve Learned in My Architecture Degree and How They Will Help Me in My Career

By Gabriela Florescu, architecture and built environment student blogger As the end of my undergraduate degree ends, I find that thinking back on the skills I have acquired to be the best way to identify my strengths and pick a career path for myself based on that. But each of us will leave the same …