June 25, 2009
In September, the Manchester Undergrad Careers Blog will have been in existence for a year, and we must be doing something right, as we’re getting up to 1500 hits a month! So next year, we want to carry on writing the posts you seem to be finding the most useful (judging by the hits) but also introduce some new topics and themes.
For example, we want some of our students readers to be regular contributors to the blog next academic year, sharing their personal experiences of thinking about careers and job hunting. So, we’re on the hunt for any current University of Manchester undergrads (any year) who are budding journalists, creative writers or just want the opportunity to write regularly for fun! Read the rest of this entry »
June 15, 2009
…. A Guide from the ruthless recruiter
Don’t make it easy for me to put you in the reject pile, if you are going to apply for a job put the effort in to do it well or don’t waste my time!
Do – include your personal details. Even if your application is wonderful, it’s no good if they can’t contact you.
Do – make sure that you refer to the correct job role at the correct organisation. The reader will be instantly put off if they think you can’t be bothered to get the basics right.
Put enough stamps on to pay for the postage! Letters that don’t have sufficient postage on them are kept at the sorting office. An employer is unlikely to pay for the postage plus the admin charge to get it redelivered.
Check your spelling. It’s just careless and is especially inappropriate if the job calls for written skills and attention to detail.
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June 11, 2009
This will be the last ‘Jobs Seen on the Street’ post for this academic year, and the series will return again in September. Hopefully if you are still looking for a part time job during this time you can use the tips and links we have been posting since January. A reminder on some of these is at the foot of this post.
Part time jobs for this week are:
Seen on the Arndale Centre website
Seen on the Job Centre Plus website
(Enter job ref and click ‘GO’ for details)
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June 9, 2009
This year’s graduate recruitment fair is running on the 17th and 18th June at the Armitage centre. Aimed at final year students about to graduate, the fair has a number of different exhibitors interested in you!
Take a look at our sister blog, Manchester Graduate Careers, for more information about the fair as well as loads of other news, tips and info for new graduates.
June 5, 2009
You might have seen Jenny’s post a few weeks ago about Graduate jobs and opportunities in Manchester for those of you graduating this summer. If you’re thinking about applying for an internship on the Manchester Graduate Internship Programme, then you might not want to miss the opportunity to find out more and ask the team any questions you have in the coming weeks. Read the rest of this entry »