5 mins for a chance of winning £100 cash!

January 29, 2010

Tell us what you think about our blogs and our other online and interactive services in our 5-minute survey and you have a chance to win £100 cash or one of two £50 Amazon vouchers, as well as the possibility of participating in paid focus groups and usability testing.

You don’t have to have used all our interactive services, but you do need to be a student or graduate of The University of Manchester to enter.

Start the survey!


Jobs Seen on The Street 28.1.10

January 28, 2010

Part time jobs pick of the week…

Seen on Employment 4 Students

Seen on the Job Centre Plus website
(Enter job ref and click ‘GO’ for details)

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Are students lazy when applying for jobs?

January 26, 2010

Recent feedback from employers is that many students are performing poorly at the application stage. Why is this?

Employers say

There is generally a lack of interest and care and attention.

  • Poor spelling.
  • Bad grammar.
  • Entire questions left blank.
  • Answers inappropriately cut and pasted from other applications.

They put it down to lazyness!

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New Year, Old Worries

January 24, 2010

Student blogger, Angela Wipperman

So, now what? The graduate programmes don’t want me, the job market is still pretty closed and I have no money to travel. I need a plan. It’s pretty easy to get caught up in exams, dissertations, uni work in general, but somewhere along the way plans have to be made, and thoughts have to be thought. That is, unless I want to spend my summer doing my dad’s filing desperately filing out job applications for positions rivalling for first place in the most uninspiring ranks.

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Jobs Seen on The Street 21.1.10

January 21, 2010

Seen on the Job Centre Plus website
(Enter job ref and click ‘GO’ for details)

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New media careers blog

January 20, 2010

If you’re interested in a career in the media, you’ll know that it’s a tough and competitive sector to get into and you’ll need all the help you can get!

So it’s just as well that the Careers Service has:

  • Its ever-popular Media Club, with monthly talks from media organisations, like the BBC and Ten Alps and a chance to meet employers and ask questions (e.g. about work experience opportunities…) and also
  • A brand new Media Club blog, where we’ll be posting all the latest news, events and opportunities, as well as details of forthcoming Media Club events. So bookmark it now at: http://manchestercareersmediaclub.wordpress.com
  • Our annual 2-day ‘Insight into Broadcasting and Journalism’ course in March, with input from key media players – date and venue to be confirmed. Keep an eye on our events calendar on the careers website and also the Media Club blog for more details.

Graduate jobs are still out there…

January 19, 2010

I know it’s exam time, so I’ll try to keep this brief!  There are loads of things to try to juggle at the moment and perhaps looking for jobs and applying for them aren’t necessarily top of your list.  Especially if you’ve seen reports in the press over the past few weeks about graduates from 2009 taking 2010’s jobs (e.g. Times Online article from 13th January).  Perhaps after this it’s even further down the ‘to do’ list than it might have been… Read the rest of this entry »

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