My crash course in careers: from zero to career ready in just months

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Getting started in first-year… Written by Isabel Vernon – BSc Geography (Human and Physical) When I first arrived at university, I asked the careers service to help me find a part-time job. Through a careers appointment and CV check, I was given lots of advice for the upcoming jobs fair on campus and completely redesigned …

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Creative Access: opportunities, resources and events

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Creative Acess are working hard to support young people from under-represented communities; they’re still recruiting for roles, are continuing to update their resources and are holding a webinar on Staying Job Ready During Covid-19 on 7th May (more details on all this below). Current opportunities JOURNALISM: The Economist International Correspondent – London (Deadline 20 April …

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Volunteering Opportunities

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Opportunity What you will be doing Face-to-face or online  National or local Time commitment Deadline for application Your Space Time fundraiser Create new opportunities with mental health for disadvantaged communities via a mobile counselling service and assisting in expanding the service through fundraising. Online National Dependent on the volunteer’s availability 1st July 2020 Rare Charity fundraiser You will be required to …

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How to ace your online interviews

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Whether online or face to face, a good interview starts with quality preparation. Think through: 1. Who will be interviewing you? If HR, anticipate more general questions, if a technical or line manager the questions might be more specific to the job. Find out about the organisation and understand the job content as they are …

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3 LinkedIn courses to help you stand out for the right reasons

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Written by Andrew Falconer  There’s often a desperation in candidates to stand out but few actually know what it means. When you are recruiting at graduate level, if we’re being honest, most candidates are very similar. They’ve all done the same sorts of internships, part-time jobs, co-curricular activities and that’s fine. It’s why we have …

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