Prices increase, opportunities decrease – find a solution now!

October 30, 2009

Priya ThakrarStudent blogger – Priya Thakrar

I remember when I hit the age of 16. I’d be in town every Saturday handing my CV out to every shop I could – especially the clothing retail ones in hope of some store discount! I ended up working in a petrol station. Although I’d moan about this at the time, I now realise that the experience I gained from assisting in simple commerce such as on the till or shop floor has been vital to progressing my employability skills. It’s not that I’ve become an Read the rest of this entry »


Jobs Seen on the Street – 29.10.09

October 29, 2009

Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, we are unable to bring you Jobs Seen on the Street today.

In the meantime, don’t forget to check out the Careers Service website, the Jobs Mine and the Arndale Centre website.

Jobs Seen on the Street will be back next Thursday!

‘Describe a time when you had to fill in an online application form…’

October 28, 2009

Angela Wipperman

Angela Wipperman – student blogger

After mammoth amounts of procrastination, I finally took the decision to begin my graduate scheme applications this month. There is something very imposing about an application form. It is a clerical mountain – the last thing you want to do is begin the long and torturous ascent but once it’s complete you feel quite good, actually.

I drew up a  modest list of 25 companies to which I will be applying. I have found that with most of these application forms, done one, done them all. Over the last couple of weeks, and the last twelve forms, I have identified a few useful rules to approaching an online application form.

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Applying for work experience – don’t delay…

October 27, 2009

It’s that time of year now the clocks have gone back that it’s darker earlier, you’re really busy with lectures, seminars, life in general … and then things like application deadlines start to get in the way as well!  You might have noticed deadlines for graduate schemes are coming up soon but did you know that some work experience opportunities will close shortly as well?   If not, here’s a few things to think about so you don’t miss out… Read the rest of this entry »

Jobs Seen on The Street 22.10.09

October 22, 2009

Part time jobs seen this week include…

Seen by roving reporter Holly:

Seen on Fish 4 Jobs website

Seen on Reed employment agency website

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The Layman’s Guide to Careers

October 16, 2009
Final Year BA Econ Student

Tom Owen - Final Year BA Econ Student

Tom Owen – student blogger

It’s 3.28am. I should be fast asleep at this time but something terrifying is gripping my senses and the worry is stopping me sleeping. In 8 months, regardless of what I wish for, I should be making my way into the world of work, an entirely real and nerve-wracking prospect. It is often said the best way to deal with fear is to confront it. So, throughout this year, I’ll be teaming up with our award winning Careers Service to allow readers to track my journey through the final year of an BA Economics degree.

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Introducing our new student bloggers

October 16, 2009

Back in July, we put out a call to our student readers for budding writers to join the blog team.  We thought it would be great if students-like-you could share their own experiences of what it’s really like to be looking for a job or figuring out what it is you want to do with your life in 2009/10.

The response was impressive, so we had some tough choices to make. We were looking for writing talent, but we also wanted to get a good mix of subjects and second/final years and male/female. In the end, we’re very pleased to welcome to the blog team our 6 student bloggers… Read the rest of this entry »

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