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My Day at an Assessment Centre

By Katherine Rowe, BA History Over my time at university, it became clear to me that I wished to pursue a career in either the public or the charity sector. This meant that I started looking at graduate schemes in the summer of my second year.  When I came across the Local Government Association’s National …

There’s More Than One Way to Get A Graduate Job

By Shelley Ashenden, Senior Careers Adviser It’s that time of year when there’s an energy and buzz around campus with many employers attending our careers fairs and promoting their graduate opportunities through recruitment presentations. However, it is worth remembering that although graduate schemes are often the most visible option to students, they only account for …

My Route Into A Graduate Job

By Lewis Mills, BSc Biology As a final year student, everybody starts to ask about what you are doing after university. I finished my degree and had been rejected for every job I had applied for. However, there are many different routes into graduate roles.  Rejection and then an offer In the final year of my …

Making A Good First Impression – Five Things You Can Do Before You Start Work

By Christian Jameson-Warren, Employability Education Projects Officer For many people, starting a full-time placement or graduate job can be very daunting. To help, here are five things you can do before you start to make a good first impression. 1. Connect with new colleagues on LinkedIn before you start Send a personalised invite saying that …

Worried about getting a good job if you didn’t secure a 2:1?

By Christian Jameson-Warren, Employability Education Projects Officer If you didn’t graduate with the grade you wanted then don’t worry, there are lots of reasons to be optimistic about your career prospects.    Understand the big picture  Graduate training schemes requiring at least a 2:1 actually represent a small amount of the total graduate labour market. Some employers are more flexible, including many well-known organisations (e.g. EY, …

My Career Mentoring Journey to Break Into the Translation Industry

By Joanna Tyler, MA Translation Studies with Interpreting I am currently studying for an MA in Translation Studies with Interpreting and my goal is to become a translator or to find a job within the translation industry. I learnt about career mentoring through emails that the university career service sent out. This would be a …

Part 2: How are you getting on in your first graduate job?

By Rachel Curley, Careers Consultant You’ve landed your first job after university but how can you get on, get noticed (for the right reasons) and demonstrate your potential? Hopefully, you saw Friday’s blog with a people and relationship focus and have been applying some of the tips. Today we focus on proactivity, performance, and politics. Read on for more …

Part 1: How Are You Getting On in Your First Graduate Job?

By Rachel Curley, Careers Consultant You’ve landed your first job after university; but how can you get on, get noticed (for the right reasons!) and demonstrate your potential? This blog is the first of two that give you advice on how to get on in your first job after graduation. Today’s focus is on people …

Use MyNottingham App to Find Your Graduate Job

By Katy Johnson, Marketing and Communications Officer On MyNottingham, you’ll find all you need to know about the Graduate Jobs Fair –  one of our biggest events of the year. It takes place on Monday, 10 June 2019 between 11:30am and 3:30pm at East Midlands Conference Centre, University Park. The Graduate Jobs Fair is an …

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, …