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5 Signs Of A Positive Organisational Culture

By Abra Miller, Freelance SEO and Content Consultant, and alumna A job can offer the best salary, interesting and varied work, and a generous selection of benefits. But if you don’t gel with the organisational culture, even a job that looks perfect on paper can be a nightmare.  What do we mean by organisational culture? It’s the social and …

Don’t Be Scared To Speak About Salary

By Jennifer Balloch, Employability Officer  What do you think when a job advert doesn’t specify a salary and instead states, ‘negotiable’? Does it strike fear, or do you take it in your stride? How would you tackle this vague question? In some instances, negotiating will be expected, especially if the job advert doesn’t state a salary …

Networking Helped Me Get a Job in Publishing

By Lydia Weigel, BA American Studies and English I found out about the marketing assistant vacancy at Penguin Random House through networking with people at the company and signing up for the latest jobs through their website. The recruitment process The recruitment process was actually quite straightforward, I had two interviews, one more formal than …

How to Stand Out When Applying to Work in Fin-Tech

By Tony Nguyen, BA (Hons) English graduate Fin-Tech is not just another potential career path. It’s fast becoming the career path of choice for many students. And there is certainly a demand for skilled and qualified individuals in the sector. Something that I have learned, working in the Fin-Tech field myself, is that the scope …

How Can I Use Sport to Further My Career?

By Emily Bateman, Sports & Alumni Relations Officer The Alumni & Sport Speed Networking Evening in April was an opportunity for students to hear from alumni who were involved in sport during their time at university. The students listened to how our alumni applied the skills they gained in their career. You may not realise it, …

Nothing Lined Up? No Stress.

By Caroline Nolan, Employability Officer If you’re quickly closing in on graduation with no plans yet, rest assured that your future is not over, in fact, it has only just begun.    It’s totally okay to not have a great job lined up right after you graduate. In fact, I think there are a lot …

Coffee and Connections – Food for Thought at a Networking Brunch

By Andrew Wilhelmson, PhD researcher A couple of weeks ago, I took a short break from my desk to head on over to a PhD Networking Brunch being held in The Studio. Asides from a great excuse to take a break from reading the colossal stack of papers sitting next to me. I hoped the …

References – What, Why, Who, When, Where

By Abigail Rowse, Employability Officer As an Employability Officer for the University’s Careers and Employability Service, I get asked regularly about references. If you’ve not been through the references process before, they can seem confusing. This blog aims to simplify them for you using the “five Ws” so you can feel confident when you are next asked to supply …

LinkedIn Etiquette

By Kathryn Moss, Employability Officer LinkedIn is a fantastic tool for connecting with people professionally and keeping up to date with the latest news within your industry of interest and even finding job opportunities but without knowing how to use the professional social media properly and to your advantage, it is possible to come across …

Failure Isn’t an Option… or Is It?

By Hannah Woolley, Employability Education Manager   Failure is bad, success is good. Right? Maybe not. Whatever the scale of your apparent whoopsy, whether you’ve had a minor mishap at work or things have gone belly up and a job change is on the cards. Here are three reasons why an occasional career catastrophe can …