Saiyada Fazal

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  • Its not too late for me to get a job, is it?

    A common question we are asked by final year students in our Quick Queries is "its not too late for me to get a job, is it?".  This is a totally understandable question to ask and one that indicates that many students are...

  • Cracking Careers Wisdom...

    Christmas crackers are a traditional Christmas favourite,  did you know they were first made in about 1845-1850 by a London sweet maker called Tom Smith? He had seen the French 'bon bon' sweets (almonds wrapped in pretty paper). He came back...

  • Your CV has 8.8 seconds to impress!

    Research has shown that recruiters spend an average of just 9 seconds scanning your CV before deciding whether you are a potential fit for their vacancy. You might think this is unfair but as my grandmother always said, "if you want...

  • Should you leave your career planning to chance?

    I have been seeing a lot of finalists lately and broadly two 'types' of students  emerge: those of you with a clear plan for what you’re going to do after graduation and those of you trying to plan life after...

  • Play games and score a graduate job!

    I have a confession to make... I have got to level 409 on Candy Crush and have three stars in all the levels! Whilst this fact will never make it to the top of my CV, I have recently learnt that gamification...

  • Do you really deserve that job or PhD?

    This week I saw quite a few students who have been wrestling with: "..... I am not good enough - to apply for a PhD, my dream placement or propose an idea to my group" This made me reflect on the...

  • Understanding interview anxiety

    Despite of advising students for over 10 years, I still find myself riddled with anxiety when I attend an interview. There’s something about being in the spotlight; that one chance of either securing the job or being rejected, that is guaranteed...