advice

  • 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 of 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...

  • 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...