Jobs Seen on the Street 30.9.10

September 30, 2010

Jobs of the week include:

Seen by roving reporter Jan

Seen on DirectGov website
(Enter job ref and ‘search’ for details)

There are lots of sales assistant roles on the site currently, including:

Seen on Employment 4 Students website

Seen elsewhere

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CV and Application mistakes

September 28, 2010

You spent “ages” crafting your meticulously targeted and well written application or CV. If only you knew the hours of entertainment you were giving recruiters!

Unfortunately not for the right reasons – you would not believe the mistakes people make on their applications.

Here are some real examples that have been compiled from various sources:

Spelling and grammar

If the words are correctly spelt,  but incorrectly used spell check will not save you.

Question  –  How would you rate your written communications on a scale from 1-10?
Answer – Definitely a 9 or 10 – they’re excellent
Unfortunately in the following 2 paragraphs there were 5 grammar and spelling errors (so not great written communication skills then!) Read the rest of this entry »


Interested in investment banking?

September 27, 2010

Just a quick alert from our finance team:

If you’re a final year student thinking of a career in Investment Banking you need to be aware that many banks have early closing dates for applications (as soon as October) for starts in September 2011. If you’re a pre-final year student the same applies for summer 2011 internships.

More about careers in Investment Banking


Jobhunting – our tips to beat the crowds…

September 24, 2010

Whether you’re in your final year and applying for graduate jobs this year or whether you’re looking for work experience, you’ve probably noticed that it’s tough out there right now. But… there are jobs out there and not all of them attract 60+ applications. You’ll just need to canny and savvy about how you approach your job search, and you’ll also need to be flexible if you want to avoid ending up just chasing the same jobs (or internships) as everyone else. For many, it will mean being quite tough-skinned and persistent too – being prepared to weather a bit of rejection along the way, not taking it personally and taking a longer-term view when it comes to achieving your career goals.

Here are my 5 top tips:

  1. Use niche job sites. Don’t just rely on the big graduate job sites like Monster, Milkround, Reeds, Totaljobs and Prospects. Read the rest of this entry »

Jobs Seen on the Street 23.09.10

September 23, 2010

UPDATED 24.9.10

There has been a definite boom in retail vacancies in the last couple of weeks as stores gear up toward the Christmas season. In addition to the jobs you see here don’t forget to ask around. Forget the Oxford Road hotspots as they will be saturated with student applications already. Get onto the streets of the city centre and further afield (Didsbury, Parrs Wood, Withington, Trafford Centre, Stockport) to get less competition for jobs.

Part-time jobs spotted this week are:

Seen by our team of roving reporters

  • Palace Theatre (Oxford Road, Opposite Corner House) are recruiting part time staff
  • Don Giovanni restaurant next to St Peter Square (follow Oxford Road till you get to the Metrolink) is also recruiting
  • Starbucks are opening another branch in Manchester city centre and will be recruiting soon. Ask at your local branch for more information (if you aren’t sure where they are use this handy store locator).

Seen on DirectGov website
(Enter job ref and ‘search’ for details)

Quite a few retail, restaurant and bar jobs on DirectGov this week, including:

Seen elsewhere


Job Vacancies 2010-11

September 17, 2010

The new career directories have arrived at the Careers Service, and you can pick up a copy free of charge! These are books which  list placement, internship and graduate vacancies offered by large organisations (a diverse range such as Goldman Sachs, P&G, GCHQ, M&S and BT)

Read the rest of this entry »


Jobs seen on the street 16.9.10

September 16, 2010

We spotted a few more sales assistant roles being advertised this week and more businesses are recruiting staff in the run up to Christmas. However, with thousands of students arriving back in Manchester competition for jobs will be tough, so don’t hang around. If you see a job you like, go for it. Have your CV ready and copies to hand when you are in the city centre. 

Part-time jobs of the week are:

Seen on DirectGov website
(Enter job ref and ‘search’ for details)

Seen elsewhere


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