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Is my CV good enough?

By Anna Scrivener, Careers Adviser So many students ask this question – but it’s harder to answer than you may think. I want to share something about CVs that I think is often missed. Your first experience of CV writing was probably back at school in a mandatory session they had to tick off. In …

My Top Tips for Dealing with Placement Rejection

By Hannah Evans, third year cancer sciences student blogger Applying for placements comes with a lot of ups and downs. Some applications will be a walk in the park, whereas others will feel like a marathon up a mountain. After having my fair share of application wins and losses, here’s my advice for dealing with …

ChatGPT and Job Applications

By Gemma Foxall, Careers Adviser In a recent survey of students studying at UK universities, fewer than 10% said they wouldn’t use ChatGPT for their job applications. It’s not surprising then that this topic came up during a recent job application appointment I had with a Physiotherapy student. I spoke to Anita, who had used …

Dealing With Rejection

By Alice Bennett, student blogger Whether you’re applying to graduate schemes or even part-time jobs, rejection is an inevitable part of the job application process. Here is some advice on how to deal with rejection and use it as a learning experience to help with future applications. Learn from the experience Interviewing and writing a …

Practice Makes Perfect. Applications Are No Different!

By Anna Scrivener, Careers Adviser I’m lucky enough in my job to meet some amazing students, who are proactive members of SU societies, balancing part-time jobs and conscious to complete internships and do volunteering. People with a mind on their futures. I certainly wasn’t that kind of student when I was at university! However, despite …

How My CV Went From Six Pages to Two with Help From Careers

A CV is your personal marketing tool, so needs to be a summary of your relevant experience and skills, which will persuade an employer to interview you. Although it’s tempting to rush straight into it, it’s important to have a think about what needs to be included to create a CV that is tailored, concise, …

From Graduate to Graduate Scheme and Everything Inbetween

By Max Cooper, BA Hons History graduate I’ll start by saying that I never considered myself to be within the bracket of students who got placed on internships or graduate schemes. If I can get a place on a graduate scheme then the vast majority can provided that they prepare accordingly. What I believe allowed …

I’ve Been Applying but Not Had an Offer

By Cyrielle Mevel, Employability Education Projects Officer Have you been applying to graduate jobs lately but not had a response so far? Or have you managed to go through a recruitment process but haven’t received the offer you had been waiting for and this is starting to impact your wellbeing? You are not alone. Even …

Writing for Applications

By Anna Scrivener, Employability Education Projects Officer For the last three years you have been training yourself to write academically, removing your own voice and backing up your opinions with evidence and research. Then all of a sudden you are writing job applications, a task that requires you to talk about yourself, demonstrate your personality …

My Experience at Bain & Company: True North Scholarship for Black Heritage Students

By Ella Onyems, final year economics student and winner of the 2021 True North Scholarship What is the Scholarship? Bain and Company, a leading global management consultancy, offers the chance for talented students from typically underrepresented backgrounds to gain experience from leading employees at Bain alongside the chance to win a £10,000 prize. The programme …