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Every job is an opportunity to improve your skills

By Hayley Johnson, MSci Biology alumnae “I think the best advice I had was to remember that you don’t have to secure your dream job right away.” How did you find your first role and what did the recruitment process involve? My first role upon graduating was working for a market research company. I worked …

From Graduate to Entrepreneur

By Ava Neilson The world of business is changing. The way that business works and especially the impact of the internet has made working as an entrepreneur a much more viable option for everyone – especially graduates who have honed their entrepreneurial skills over time.  Being entrepreneurial is a talent that some people are born …

Tips From A Graduate: Use Your Final Year Wisely

By Imogen Daldy, BA French and History graduate So picture me exactly one year ago, when I was still a final year Nottingham student. – Stressed to the max because the first round of coursework deadlines was fast approaching. – Stressed to the max because graduate scheme application season was in full swing. – Stressed …

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 …

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 …

My Experience as Arts Marketing Intern at Nottingham Lakeside Arts

By Alice Avis, BA (Hons) History alumna and Arts Marketing Intern, Nottingham Lakeside Arts This time last year, I was celebrating completing the final exam of my degree. Now one year on, I am about to complete my Arts Marketing Internship at Nottingham Lakeside Arts. My experience I graduated from the University of Nottingham with …

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 …

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 …