careers advice

  • Are you graduating this week?

      Congratulations from everyone in the Careers Team!  Did you know you can continue to access the support from the Careers Service event after you have graduated? Whether you see your future in work, study, self- employment; or even if you’re...

  • MOOC your way to career success!

        For those who are unfamiliar, MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses)  are often offered free by a variety of sources (sometimes for-profit companies, sometimes universities, sometimes a collaboration between the two). Often serving as introductions to key concepts, I have seen students...

  • #Jobhunt using Twitter!

    Social media sites are now becoming an increasingly important job hunting tool. Having an appropriate Facebook and a professional, well written LinkedIn profile will protect you by portraying you as someone a recruiter might want to employ. According to the...

  • Happy Diwali – shining a light on the best graduate jobs…!

    One of my clients asked yesterday, ‘How do I find the best job?’ This made me think, whilst we have a huge number of employers on campus; all trying to persuade you to start your graduate career with them, how do...

  • “Tell me about yourself” – an innocent ice-breaker or nightmare interview question?

    A few days ago I delivered a workshop on Preparing for Interviews; during the workshop I asked the participants to share their nightmare interview question. It seems one of the most commonly asked interview questions ‘Tell me about yourself’ strikes...