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  • #Jobhunt using Twitter!

    Social media sites are now becoming an increasingly important job hunting tool. Having an appropriate Facebook and a professional, well written LinkedIn profile will protect you by portraying you as someone a recruiter might want to employ. According to the...

  • How to use LinkedIn effectively...

      LinkedIn can be described as “Facebook” for professionals. You can join groups, add contacts, view individual profiles (online CV’s) and follow specific companies. LinkedIn is one of the biggest professional networking platforms and is an invaluable tool. LinkedIn is useful...

  • What is Personal Branding?

    Personal branding is a concept that has been around for a while now! What was once considered to be a person’s reputation is now, according to this article, your personal brand. According to Personalbrandinguk.com,  “Personal branding is a way of communicating...

  • The job hunting apocalypse…

    I have just been outside the library talking to students about their job hunting nightmares! If you are passing by, say hello!  I got the sense a lot of students have turned into Zombies when it comes to job hunting...

  • Networking Nightmares

    As tomorrow is Halloween, we wanted to write a post on an aspect of career planning that could be considered a nightmare. Do you come out in a cold sweat at the thought of talking to someone you don't know?...

  • Have you thought of a career in International Development?

    I really enjoyed reading Nipuni Perera’s blog post on attending the One Young World Summit in Dublin which inspired me to shine a light on the breadth of job opportunities available to graduates within the International Development sector.   International...

  • First Year PhD - too early to plan for your future?

    I was running the Careers Service stand at the University Induction sessions for new research postgraduates. While waiting eagerly for conversations with keen new researchers, my ear caught the following comment from someone walking by: 'Careers? It's a bit early,...

  • Happy Diwali – shining a light on the best graduate jobs…!

    One of my clients asked yesterday, ‘How do I find the best job?’ This made me think, whilst we have a huge number of employers on campus; all trying to persuade you to start your graduate career with them, how do...

  • It's only a dissertation, right?

    Yesterday I saw lots of students for CV checks - par for the course at this time of year. And I have noticed a common theme. With the final years, I hardly ever see any mention of their Final Year...

  • Internships for First Years

      In my afternoon drop-ins yesterday the vast majority of questions from new students were around how to find an internship.  Whilst it is generally more common for recruiters to offer internships to second years, there is a shift in...