advice

  • What does it really mean to be a team player?

    You probably know the value of being a team player, and how important it is to showcase this on your CV. But did you know there are numerous different ways to function within a team? Have you thought about what...

  • Making a Career Change after the Covid-19 Pandemic 

    The shock and disruption the Coronavirus pandemic has caused, is prompting many to rethink their careers. But as a recent article in the Harvard Business Review mused “is this really the right time?”  Before you go too far in your pursuit of new opportunities, it’s worth taking...

  • Coping with career rejection

    At the Careers Service, we’re here to support you on your journey into the working world. A significant part of this journey might involve coping with rejection, either at the application stage or further along after an interview. We want to encourage positivity and set you up for success, and making...

  • Remote Working Opportunities

    I think it’s fair to say not everyone sets out to work from home. And yet with the UK still under lockdown, remote working is the ‘new normal’ for many office workers. Maybe you’ve considered a work-from-home job yourself, only...

  • How recognising your strengths can help your career

    Increasingly, employers are using strengths-based interviews to recruit new staff. But recognising your strengths can do more than help you to succeed in a job interview. By knowing what your strengths are, you can look for ways and opportunities, to...

  • Why are you applying for this master’s degree? How to write a convincing answer

    The decision to apply for a master’s degree is very exciting. There are many reasons why you might pursue one but presenting these motivations in a personal, deep-seated, and well-considered way is a task of its own. To start, be...

  • 5 job hunting tips during COVID-19 pandemic

    I have spent the best part of today chatting to final year students from the Faculty of Science (I mean it when I say, it has been the highlight of my day). A common theme in all the conversations has...

  • Adding transferable skills to your CV 

    If you have created a CV and feel that it is a little on the sparse side, you can add more detail by writing about your transferable skills. You do not need to have completed paid work experience to have...

  • CVs for master's applications

    I’ve seen quite a few students in the last few months applying for master’s courses, where a CV was a required or optional part of the application process. Yet a quick Google search throws up very little in terms of...

  • I was on placement, but now I’m working from home – HELP!

    Like thousands of people across the country, the Careers Team have had to quickly adjust their working practices to working from home. Here I outline how we’ve adapted to the situation and hope it will offer you some ideas if...