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How to use LinkedIn to your advantage as a politics student

By Josie Ruffles, politics student. You may have been asked the question, ‘What will you do with that degree?’ or thought to yourself, ‘Where does this lead to?’. Politics and American Studies, or any degree related to politics or humanities, helps you develop skills that can take you into any industry. I took the degree …

Make Yourself Stand Out on LinkedIn

By Emily Oxbury, MA History student blogger  Entering the professional world can seem rather daunting, especially with background checks on social media accounts becoming more and more common. Don’t get caught out by ensuring you have a formidable LinkedIn profile – the first place many employers will look to find out more about you. Here …

Unlocking the Power of LinkedIn

By Daria Paterek, English student Before I started regularly using LinkedIn, I didn’t have a positive perception of it. I expected it to be full of pretentious business owners, fake motivational posts, and a rose-tinted view of the job market. We’ve all seen the satirical posts making fun of LinkedIn. Something along the lines of, …

Your Best Digital Self

By Simon and Rob, Co-founders of The Jolt Take it from us, two alumni who offer candid career insight via The Jolt; we never had to worry about social media for job hunting when we left Nottingham in 1991. The closest we got to social media was the noticeboard in the Portland Building. That didn’t …

How To Find a Job That’s Right for You

By, Hayley Williams, Students’ Union Employability Development Manager Picking the right career can seem like a daunting task at times. It can be difficult to navigate the many options but don’t worry we are here to help. Here are our four top tips for finding the right job for you. 1. Start by focussing on …

LinkedIn Advice

By, Aashna Khan, Second-year MSci Biotechnology As a second-year student, a key part of my efforts to improve my employment prospects is to build my professional network through LinkedIn. While this was daunting at first, I’ve found the following steps have been beneficial and I now actually enjoy reaching out to and meeting new people. …