applications

  • Applying for jobs in academia - resources round up

    As the time of year is approaching when I spend quite a bit of my time giving feedback on academic job applications, I thought it would be a good time to draw together some useful resources on applying for jobs...

  • Grammar rules for your CV!

    I came across this really helpful blog post on 'grammar rules for your CV'. We understand grammar can be a challenge for many of our students; for example  you may be dyslexic or English may not be your first language. Therefore, as...

  • How to sell Your Volunteering to Employers

    Spend any amount of time looking at CVs and you discover how amazingly generous university students are with their time. I'm constantly surprised by the  volunteering our students manage to be involved in which is often over and above their...

  • Internship Programme for Students and Graduates with Disabilities or Long-term Health Conditions

    Change 100 is a paid placement programme to match talented and ambitious students and recent graduates with disabilities or long-term health conditions with top UK companies. Disabilities or long-term health conditions could include physical, visual or hearing impairments, mental health...

  • The good and the bad of networking

    Recently I have seen  quite a few students on quick query who are struggling with demonstrating their motivation in cover letters or application form questions. It is quite tricky to get right. I am very much a believer that you need...

  • Managing the stress of applications

    We’ve just put up the Christmas decorations in the Careers Service and whilst it is nice for our team to be thinking about fun things like our Christmas meal together and a break from work, we realise that this time...

  • 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...