We’re almost at the end of the Easter break: egg hunts are complete, family visits ticked off, and exams and deadlines are looming. Besides providing an excuse to eat your entire body weight in Lindt chocolate bunnies, Easter also signifies reinvention and new beginnings. It’s an ideal time to apply for summer jobs, placements or... Continue Reading →
If you swore you’d run that marathon this year but your trainers have yet to see the light of day, don’t despair. News year’s resolutions aside, here are some easy peasy employability goals for each month of semester two that you can actually stick to. January: Upgrade your social media presence With technology playing a... Continue Reading →
Is it your first time applying for a job and you don’t know what to expect from the application process? Don’t worry, here is a brief summary of different techniques used in the application process. Let’s start with a Job Description and Person Specification How many of us thought that we are going to be... Continue Reading →
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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...
“All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own. And if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it.” Samuel Johnson I thought it would be nice to start this blog with a travel related quote from the literary leg-end, Samuel Johnson. I... Continue Reading →
In a highly competitive job market, it is more important than ever for international students to create a top-quality CV in order to get recognized by employers. This means writing your CV in a format appropriate for the country in which you wish to work and targeting it specifically to the job that you are... Continue Reading →