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Connecting With Employers Paid Off For Me

By Louise Wheeler, MEng Mechanical Engineering with an Industrial Year I entered my first year of university much like everyone else, having no idea what I wanted to do when I eventually graduated. And so, when I heard about the careers fairs, I thought it would be a great idea to attend. Over the course of the next two …

How To Find A Job In Another Country If You Don’t Have Much Time

By Christian Jameson-Warren, Employability Projects Officer Trying to find a good job in a different country can be difficult, especially if you have limits on your time and energy due to studying commitments. 1. Be clear about what sort of job you want If you are making a big decision to work in another country, …

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 …

Boost Your Skills Through Alumni Volunteering

By Rachael Green, Head of Volunteering, Campaign and Alumni Relations Office Have you considered how volunteering could help you develop your skills to boost your professional development and confidence, as well as make you feel good? Lots of students volunteer whilst at university to try something new and develop new skills, helping them decipher what …

Coffee and Connections – Food for Thought at a Networking Brunch

By Andrew Wilhelmson, PhD researcher A couple of weeks ago, I took a short break from my desk to head on over to a PhD Networking Brunch being held in The Studio. Asides from a great excuse to take a break from reading the colossal stack of papers sitting next to me. I hoped the …

LinkedIn Etiquette

By Kathryn Moss, Employability Officer LinkedIn is a fantastic tool for connecting with people professionally and keeping up to date with the latest news within your industry of interest and even finding job opportunities but without knowing how to use the professional social media properly and to your advantage, it is possible to come across …

Shy or Confident? Three Employer Tried and Tested Networking Tricks

By Laura Sage, final year, BA Hons English I recently attended an employer-led presentation about networking, given by John Owen from Royal Bank of Scotland. It was a concise and very helpful talk about how to make the most of a networking event. Whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert – or as John explained a ‘cat’ or a ‘dog’ …

Three Opportunities for Every First Year at the Graduate Jobs Fair

So, you’re almost at the end of your first year. You’ve made new friends, joined societies and really got stuck into your course. It’s been a whirlwind from start to finish. Graduating and starting a career probably seem a million miles away to you right now – but are they really? Time flies when you’re having fun …

Seven Ways to Succeed in a Competitive Job Market

The graduate job market is competitive and you will need to be prepared to impress potential employers. Here are our tips on how you can ensure you are in the best possible situation to achieve your career ambitions. 1. Be positive When you begin your job search, don’t believe all the ‘doom and gloom’ headlines in …

A Digital Wonderland

By Johanna Taylor, Management MSc student  Johanna recently spent an evening at Impression, a digital marketing agency; to find out about careers in this popular sector.  I arrived at the Impression offices with high hopes of a trendy, relaxed environment and I was not disappointed. There was a palpable sense of a balance of work and play, as …