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4 Things To Do Today To Give Yourself an Edge in a Challenging Labour Market

By Chris Birchall, Employability Education Projects Officer There’s been a lot of talk about the state of the UK labour market and the challenges many people face when starting or changing careers in unusual circumstances. However, you can do several things to gain an insight into what opportunities are out there and where they can …

3 Unique Ways To Find a Job in the Life Sciences Industry

By Shelley Ashenden, Senior Careers Adviser It is believed that the pandemic has had a severe impact on many areas of the economy. While true in some cases, some industries have only seen marginal losses and others have grown their turnover in the last year.   These resilient industries include healthcare and life sciences-related sectors. According to the Office for …

Entering a Career or Sector Hard Hit by Covid-19

By Sarah Ainger, Senior Careers Advisor You might know what job you want after graduating but it could be in one of the sectors hard hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. But that doesn’t mean that you should give up on your dream career! Here are four things you can do to secure your first role: …

Careers in the Engineering Sector: What To Expect in 2021

By Chloe Davies, Employability Officer Both 2020 and 2021 are proving to be tough years for employers, students, and graduates alike. But as we anticipate the end of lockdown in the UK, what will the 2021 recruitment landscape be like if you’re looking for employment in the engineering sector? At this year’s Institute of Student …

Using Sport To Demonstrate Skills in an Application

Benedict Watson – Student Blogger COVID-19 has had an impact on the number of work experience opportunities available, but there’s no need to panic because sporting experiences can be a great replacement for work experience. Whether you have played sport at an international level or just for fun, your experiences can be used to demonstrate …

Dealing with Difficult Emotions During the Careers Process: My Top Five Tips

By Bryony Adshead, final year English student and Student Ambassador for the Careers and Employability Service website Human emotions are tricky things. Our brains are built for survival, not happiness. While that has the obvious benefit of allowing the species to exist for so long, it can make life a bit harder. The careers process, …

Going on Placement? Time to Get Excited!

By Katy Skillen, third year nutrition and dietetics student A few weeks ago, I found out that my placement for next year has been confirmed! Despite all the difficulties brought about by Covid-19, with lots changes and uncertainty, I can now say that in July this year I will be heading off to complete NHS …

Navigating the Job Market in 2021

By Paul Charman, Deputy Director, Careers team You’d certainly be forgiven for feeling a sense of dread and pessimism about the current job market. There  are clearly challenges for students searching for work experience or finalists graduating this summer. However, I want to provide some context to the headlines and suggest some actions to navigate …

How To Use Your Studies To Demonstrate Skills in an Application

Benedict Watson – Student Blogger Work experience is often mentioned in advice about applications. This can be very frustrating, as often it may feel that you need work experience in order to get work experience in the form of spring weeks and summer internships. While work experience is useful, internships and graduate roles CAN be …

How to maximise motivation while applying for jobs

By John Lim, UoN alumnus and founder of liveyoungandwell.com You click the lovely “Apply” button at the end of application form. You think to yourself: finally, I got to the end of this application form! Yay! Then you wait. And you keep waiting. And still, you continue to wait. You hear nothing. Every time a …