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2021: New Year.. Old You?

By Katy Skillen, third year MNutr student Well, we’re a few weeks into 2021 by now. Maybe you’ve become a brand-new version of yourself, or perhaps you gave up on your New Year’s resolutions within a week. The New Year is a great time for new beginnings, in your personal as well as professional life. …

Teach First Q&A: The Teaching Experience

By Annie Brown, MA Creative Writing student blogger Applying for graduate schemes can be difficult, especially when you’re not quite sure what to expect. After working as a counsellor at a summer camp, I considered the idea of teaching. I wanted to know more about this possible career path. So, I sat down with my …

Starting a new job virtually

By Ash Watts, Professional Services Projects Officer Firstly, I want to say to the graduating class of 2020: while I do not know the levels of uncertainty upon taking your first steps into your career during a global pandemic, I do understand the simply bizarre world of starting a new job virtually. When accepting a …

Working out what you want to do while in quarantine

By Annie Brown, MA Creative Writing student blogger Being stuck at home doesn’t mean you’re stuck altogether. Why not use this time to think about what job you’d like to do and what could help you get there? Whether you’re a current student looking to develop skills, a graduate starting out, or wanting a change …

What job will make me happy?

By Jennifer Balloch, Employability Officer Let’s imagine you start full-time employment when you graduate. If we stop to think about this level of commitment, then asking if you will be happy in your job seems quite reasonable. Happiness in work is a scale and will mean different things for different people. For some people being …

Making A Good First Impression – Five Things You Can Do Before You Start Work

By Christian Jameson-Warren, Employability Education Projects Officer For many people, starting a full-time placement or graduate job can be very daunting. To help, here are five things you can do before you start to make a good first impression. 1. Connect with new colleagues on LinkedIn before you start Send a personalised invite saying that …

Five Practical Tips for Your First Graduate Job

by Jenna Alexander, National Head of Internal Recruitment at Hays The beginning of your career is a constant learning curve. With the benefit of hindsight, what do experienced professionals wish they’d known when starting out? Here are five top tips for your first graduate role. 1. She or he who shouts the loudest doesn’t necessarily get furthest …

Start as a graduate; emerge as a professional in your first 100 days in a new job!

By Daniella Dutton, Employability Officer When you start a new job there can be a lot to take in. You will be meeting new colleagues, learning new skills, possibly mastering new transport links and being given more responsibilities than before. To help alleviate some of this stress we have pulled a plan together so you …

Three pieces of advice: starting a new job

By Chris Jones, Senior Careers Adviser – Faculties of Science and Engineering Are you about to start your graduate or new job in the next couple of weeks and want to know how to shine from the start? Or have you recently started your new role and want some practical advice on how to progress? You’re …

How to nail your first day at work: seven top tips

By Laura Estrop, Social Media Officer  You did it! After writing an incredible CV and covering letter, you aced the interview and got the job, congratulations! But now you’ve finished celebrating and reality has sunk in; you start your brand new job bright and early on Monday morning. Before you start to panic, follow our …