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Starting a New Job Remotely: How To Prepare

By Stacey McIntosh, Editor-in-Chief of Sage Advice UK.   Starting a new role is daunting at the best of times, especially if it’s your first job. But as you’ll be working remotely now and most likely for the foreseeable, you’ll probably want to know what to expect and how you can prepare.  Before your first week  In …

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 …

Jobs For The Future: Careers In Fintech 

By Evelyn James, Freelance writer Financial technology, or ‘fintech’, has been a fast-growing field over the last decade. Traditional finance companies have caught onto fintech’s potential in recent years and ramped up investments in it, while disruptors have led the way and showcased the innovations that can come from it.  These ‘old’ and ‘new’ businesses have …

Alternate Careers for STEM Students

By Chris Birchall, Employability Education Projects Officer It’s important to note that the value of a STEM degree stretches far beyond subject-specific jobs and career paths. The lessons learned and skills gained from a technical degree are valued by a range of employers across diverse sectors. You may not have even considered these options as …

A Career in Insurance: Supporting Growth and Innovation 

By Janet Wright, Underwriting Supervisor at GJW Direct On paper, insurance might not be the most glamorous of industries. But, through providing a reliable safety net for businesses and individuals of all backgrounds, insurance providers act as an essential catalyst to growth and innovation.   If you have a mind for details, strong communication skills and a natural ability to connect with people, you could thrive in …

What Is a KTP and Why Should You Consider It?

By Abdelaziz Fadoul, KTP Associate at the University of Nottingham Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) offer you the opportunity to apply your academic knowledge to real-world challenges. They are a three-way partnership between an organisation, a university, and a graduate or postgraduate (known as a KTP Associate). Projects are varied, spanning all academic disciplines and organisations of any …

How to Master Four Types of Interview

Benedict Watson – Student Blogger As the new year begins, so does the interview stage of applications for many internships, placement years and graduate jobs. In the Covid-19 world, many more interviews are virtual than in previous years. In this article, I’ll be going through each type of interview you could encounter and my top …

Teach First Q&A: The Application Process

By Annie Brown, MA Creative Writing student blogger After university, many graduates go on to teaching careers. I sat down with my friend Hannah (name changed for privacy) to discuss the application process for the popular graduate scheme Teach First. The application process for many graduate schemes is similar and knowing what to expect can …

Applications and Interviews: How to Choose Your Best Examples

By Christian Jameson-Warren, Employability Education Projects Officer Competency-based questions are a really popular type of question used by employers during both applications and interviews. These are questions which ask candidates to describe when and how they have demonstrated a particular skill. What is the employer actually looking for? You might be in a position where you’re …

5 Things I Learned From a Think Tank Webinar

Benedict Watson, Student Blogger Think tanks are often seen as the underworld of the potential careers for economics graduates. Secretive and selective, it’s rare to find them doing any recruitment work at the careers fairs  regularly attended by the likes of PwC and Citibank. Therefore, when I found that Smart Thinking were doing a webinar …