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  • 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...

  • Speculative internship applications part two: How to write to employers

    As you might have seen in part one, not all internships are advertised. A speculative application can shine a light on opportunities that you wouldn’t normally see. Being speculative refers to a questioning curiosity, so rather than waiting for a...

  • The truth behind job rejection

    Rejection is normal. More people will apply for the role than there are roles available. So, most applicants will be rejected at some point. It can feel devastating and a common response is to blame yourself. This often rears thoughts...

  • CVs for first year students - your FAQs answered!

    So you’re thinking ahead to the summer and would like to get some part time work to earn some money or an internship/insight experience to build your work experience? We’ve compiled a list of FAQs which we are often asked...

  • 5 quick fixes for your cover letter language

    So, you’re in the final stages of writing your cover letter? Nice work! Here are some checks that you can make before you send it off. 1. Uncertainty. Scan for phrases like “I feel that”, “I think”, “I began to...

  • Psychological tips for job-hunting

    Let’s be straight, job-hunting is exhausting and can lead to burn-out. But, it can pay off and change your entire life. This is why it is important to prepare. Yet, there is a difference between being organised and being mentally...

  • How to write a perfect CV (Part 2)

    Following on from Part 1, here are some tips on writing your best CV for now. Considering you’ve been accepted into university, let’s play to your strengths and write it like an assignment! Purpose Why are employers asking for your...

  • Selling your strengths with autism

    Finding a job is hard for everyone. When you are autistic, it can be harder. You might face that extra conundrum of ‘should I tell them I’m autistic?’. There is no right or wrong answer to this. Yet, if you...

  • 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...