Applying for jobs: what I’ve learnt so far

Are you graduating from university and have started to apply for jobs, but are stuck and unsure what to do? Do you want advice that can save you time and stress? If the answer is yes, then Careers can help! I started the job application process almost two months ago and expected it to be... Continue Reading →

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How to do a consultancy project as part of your postgraduate course

My path at Coventry University started one year ago. I had to complete my 5 weeks pre-sessional English course in Coventry in order to access my Masters course in Project Management. In the Faculty of Business and Law, there is an opportunity for selected students to complete a Consultancy Project Internship as part of the... Continue Reading →

8 Top Tips For Your Post-Easter Job Hunt

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 →

New Year, new (employable) me!

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 →

15 things NOT to put on your CV

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...

How ‘travel’ can benefit your CV

“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 →

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