Advice

  • It's not too late for me to get a job, is it?

    It's 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...

  • Finding last - minute summer work experience

    I find that our excited Jack Russell gets me motivated every morning so I hope this brief blog entry on finding last - minute summer work experience may do the same for you! Is it too late to find summer...

  • low-stress career planning in the final stages of your doctorate

    The final months of a doctorate can be intense and draining, with the pressures of writing up, checking references, making sure tables are properly formatted etc. In the midst of all this, you may have a nagging sense that you...

  • How to handle job offers

    Picture this: Your phone rings, it is a unknown number - you answer with much trepidation. It is someone from the graduate recruitment team following an assessment center you went to. Hurrah they have offered you the job. This should...

  • Do I really need to know Excel?

    Do I really need to know Excel? Students sometimes come in to our office asking about the usefulness of Excel in graduate job hunting and how to get additional training.  My advice to you is don’t sit back and think...

  • Inspiring Women: Entrepreneurship (Part 2)

    The second of our posts on our Inspiring Women: Entrepreneurship event, outlining the stories of Becky Sage from Interactive Scientific and Neha Chaudhry from Walk the Beat. Becky Sage - Interactive Scientific Becky, a PhD graduate in Chemical Physics from...

  • Crack on with planning your job hunt!

    Crack on with planning your job hunt! We are taking a little blogging break till term starts after Easter. Whilst your thoughts may have turned to a well earned break we wanted to share with you some tips on how...

  • Environmental Careers - Part 2

    Environmental Careers - Part 2 On Monday 5th March People & Planet Society held an excellent careers evening inviting several professionals to speak about environmental career options. This is a summary of what the speakers shared and the great advice they...

  • 1000+ Years of Careers Advice

    1000+ Years of Careers Advice   So, what do graduates do 10 years on? What have they learnt along the way, what challenges have they overcome, regrets and poor decisions made, pros and cons of different jobs, thought processes and...

  • Environmental Careers - Part 1

    Environmental Careers - Part 1   On Monday 5th March People & Planet Society held an excellent careers evening inviting several professionals to speak about environmental career options. This is a summary of what the speakers shared and the great...