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Latest news about the labour and graduate market.

Using Instagram for job searching

Using Instagram for Job Searching

Instagram might not be something that immediately springs to mind as you embark upon your job search. ‘Isn’t that what LinkedIn is for?’ I hear you cry. Well, yes – LinkedIn is a powerful tool for your average job seeker, but many overlook their Instagram account and brands’ pages in their search for work. Whilst …

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How do I write an academic CV?

In this final post on PhDs and careers, we are looking into one of the most underrated elements of the PhD: the academic CV.  The main reason you will likely create an academic CV is because you wish to apply to academic jobs. However, creating a record of your achievements obtained throughout your PhD can …

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I’m doing a PhD. How am I employable?

Following on from last week’s article, ‘Academia – Is it for me?’, this week, we will be focusing on how your PhD makes you employable. Identifying the skills and experiences that you learn over the course of a PhD and translating them into applications for jobs can be hard. However, there are many ways your …

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How to plan your career in your final year

Black graduate cap stamp on a grey background

Written by Anne Delauzun, Careers Consultancy Manager As you reach the end of your course, we hope you’ve found studying to be an enjoyable and enriching experience. Perhaps the past few years have confirmed your passion for your subject and you’ve decided to pursue a career in a related field, or maybe you’ve discovered new interests and …

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