The term 'Journalist' is often merged with many definitions, and as such a broad career choice, it can often be challenging for students to decide which path to take after graduating University. Many roles within Journalism fall under radio, print, and TV, however the invaluable skills that are gained such as creative writing, research and... Continue Reading →
Skype Interview - Don't freak out Thursday morning you open your mailbox and there it is! The email that you have been waiting for all week! Without any hesitation you open it and you are invited for an interview next week. However, when you read the email you realise that this is not a standard... Continue Reading →
LinkedIn; that social media site, and app, that you are encouraged to join and that you actually want employers to find you on. After you’ve set those privacy settings locked on others so that your future manager can’t find that video of you passed out and defaced with a Sharpie on Facebook which was then... Continue Reading →
Writing your CV can be a tricky job. There are so many things to consider. You have to tailor your CV to the particular job that you are applying for by including all the relevant skills and giving evidence for these, you have to lay the information out clearly so as to be understood and to ensure that it actually gets read, and you must also select the right sections that most effectively demonstrate your unique skills and experiences.
Whilst (annoyingly) there is no ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to CVs, there are certain things that you should refrain from saying on your CV to avoid it landing in the bin. Below I have put together a list of things NOT to put on your CV that we often witness in careers guidance sessions at the Careers Service. <a href=""> Read More...
Congratulations! You are now a man with a job, and you need a professional wardrobe to match. It may seem that being a working man puts you at a disadvantage when it comes to options for what you can wear to work, and from experience I would have to agree with this. Women have a... Continue Reading →
Congratulations, graduate, you've got a job! Gone are the days of having kitchen cupboards filled with bland, soggy noodles and looking like an advert for Sainsbury’s basics. You’re now entering the world of work as a professional and independent woman and you need to dress the part. Go forth and go shopping! But hold on... Continue Reading →
In the beginningI first considered a career in teaching in my second year at University. Whilst studying for my degree in English and TEFL I was in the process of training for my TEFL qualification which involved teaching a class of around 15 multilingual adults for 40 minutes every two weeks. I loved almost everything... Continue Reading →
This week the children listened to me. They seemed a lot more comfortable in my presence and I felt that my ‘probation period’ with them was finally over. They seemed to accept me as a recognisable teacher figure in the classroom, rather than just a complete stranger with absolutely no authority. In the morning the... Continue Reading →