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4 Things To Do Today To Give Yourself an Edge in a Challenging Labour Market

By Chris Birchall, Employability Education Projects Officer There’s been a lot of talk about the state of the UK labour market and the challenges many people face when starting or changing careers in unusual circumstances. However, you can do several things to gain an insight into what opportunities are out there and where they can …

Entering a Career or Sector Hard Hit by Covid-19

By Sarah Ainger, Senior Careers Advisor You might know what job you want after graduating but it could be in one of the sectors hard hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. But that doesn’t mean that you should give up on your dream career! Here are four things you can do to secure your first role: …

Careers in the Engineering Sector: What To Expect in 2021

By Chloe Davies, Employability Officer Both 2020 and 2021 are proving to be tough years for employers, students, and graduates alike. But as we anticipate the end of lockdown in the UK, what will the 2021 recruitment landscape be like if you’re looking for employment in the engineering sector? At this year’s Institute of Student …

What Is a Mentor… and Do I Really Need One?

By Katy Skillen MNutr Master of Nutrition and Dietetics, third year “I’ve found a mentor!” Recently, my housemate told me that she’s found a careers mentor for herself, and I was actually really surprised. I hadn’t heard of many people getting mentors before and didn’t really understand what a mentor is. So, let me break …

Virtual Careers Fairs: The Ultimate Guide

By Katy Skillen, MNutr Nutrition and Dietetics, third year student blogger So, you’ve got to grips with lectures from home, societies from home, and catching up with friends… from home. But how about discovering your next job from home? Well, that is exactly what a virtual careers fair aims to help you do! Having attended …

Getting Started on LinkedIn

By Christian Jameson-Warren, Employability Education Projects Officer You may have heard people talk about the importance of networking to find a job, or that you should be on LinkedIn to find a job. However, trying to do this can seem intimidating.  Where do I start? A good place to start is to be clear on why you want to …

Could your social media posts be jeopardizing your job hunt?

By Chris James Carter, PhD Researcher Whether you’re in your final year and applying for positions or in your first year and researching internships for 2015, consider the prospect of employers searching for you online to assess whether you’re the type of person they want in their company. How likely is this to happen to …

Using virtual connections for real-world success

Social media is rapidly becoming an established part of the recruitment process, over half the recruiters in the UK use social media in their recruitment processes and the most popular site used by employers is LinkedIn, with 31% using this website*. We explore this social networking site and how you can use it to impress employers and make meaningful connections.  Why …