// Archives

Dissertations/Projects That Influence Your Career Part 1: CV

By Katy Skillen, third-year MNutr Nutrition and Dietetics Student It is always really useful to outline your skill set on a CV so that employers can immediately see what a fantastic candidate you are! Also, if you have done a dissertation, then you are bound to have obtained a lot of useful and relevant skills …

Dealing With Rejection When You Aren’t Offered the Job

By Christian Jameson-Warren, Education and Employability Projects Officer ‘We regret to inform you that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.’  Whether you’ve just heard back from your first-ever application for part-time work, or have spent hours completing applications for graduate roles, being told your application is unsuccessful can be demoralising. Feeling rejected hurts, but …

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, …

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 …

A Guide to Pre-Interview Research Into a Company

By Rosie Pinder, BA English second year Everything about an interview can be daunting: what to say, what to wear, how to come across as someone who knows what they are talking about. But the area I find most challenging when preparing for an interview is research, both into the company and the role. Having …

How To Overcome Negative Self-Talk When Applying for Jobs

The Career Wellbeing blog series. We know that thinking about your career, applying for jobs, and moving into the workplace can be exciting, but we also know that sometimes it can present challenges and might be a source of stress or anxiety. That’s why, in this blog series, we will explore some of the things that …

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 …

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 …