Tricia Onions

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  • How I got to Careers: Tricia Onions

    Having completed my Master’s in 2016, I’m still relatively new to the world of work. Did I know what I wanted to do with my Creative Writing MA? Not a clue! But I started applying for jobs while I was...

  • Mixed emotions? What to expect if you are starting a remote job

    If you’ve had to attend lectures or appointments over Zoom, it’s likely you are already familiar with the pros and cons of remote work. (And hopefully you are highlighting the skills and strengths you gained in your job applications!) Many...

  • How to use SMART goals to build your career

    If you’re prone to avoiding tasks – because there’s always tomorrow, right? – or feel the need to hold something off until it’s perfect, you might benefit from setting SMART goals. SMART goals set clear, time-sensitive objectives and take away...

  • Deconstructing the job ad: Neurodiversity at work

    ‘Neurodiversity’ is a term coined by Judy Singer, a sociologist on the autistic spectrum, who believed that thinking and learning differences should be embraced and supported, and not seen as something to be cured. ‘Equal opportunities’ is another term you...

  • What is planned happenstance, and how can it inform your career?

    Having career goals is great – but if you’re limiting yourself to a very specific plan, you may be missing out. While it’s good to be realistic about what you can do with your degree, don’t be afraid to branch...

  • 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...

  • 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...