Job search made easy (or easier) – job search engines

November 26, 2010

This week, I wanted to give a special mention to an excellent, but generally underused and not-very-well-known job hunting tool: job search engine sites. Why, what are they?

If you’re in serious job hunting mode at the moment (and you’re a somewhat organised person!), you’ll probably find yourself spending a lot of time identifying job sites that look useful, painstakingly categorising and bookmarking them and then going back and checking them regularly. What job search engines claim to do is take on the bulk of that work for you.

All you do is enter a keyword and location into the search boxes and at the click of a button the site will trawl thousands of jobsites to pick up jobs advertised Read the rest of this entry »


Win a £100 Amazon voucher!

November 26, 2010

If you’d like a chance to treat yourself or get your Christmas present shopping all wrapped up, then why not complete our short Careers Service survey?

It will only take two minutes to complete and once you’ve finished it, you’ll be asked to fill in your contact details to enter the prize draw. The draw closes on 8th December and the winner will be selected on 9th December.

So why not spend a couple of minutes now to enter?

Jobs Seen on the Street 25.11.10

November 25, 2010

Trafford Centre

Jobs for this week are:

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

Seen on Employment 4 Students

Seen elsewhere

Ever considered being a make-up artist?

November 24, 2010
Make up pots and brushes

Photo from

If you have then read on, as there’s we’ve been told about a great opportunity to find out from someone in the industry…

Cassie Lomas Make Up Academy launch event:
Wednesday 1 December, 6pm start
10a Little Lever Street, Manchester  M1 1HR

Celebrity Make-up Artist, Cassie Lomas, is inviting students to an exclusive preview evening next Wednesday 1 December at her new academy in Manchester.

Cassie will teach you all you need to know about getting a job and working in the industry, as well as showcasing the latest beauty trends on a celebrity model.  The event will also be covered by her production team, filming for her web show.

If you would like to attend, email: by Thursday 25th November.

Postgraduate Study Fair

November 22, 2010

Helen McGuire (Student Blogger)

I made my way, for the second time, to the postgraduate study fair last week. Avid readers of this blog will know I posted about my visit to the fair last year ( which you can read here ) but this time I went as a third year, with the weight of actually having to make a decision about my future resting heavily on my shoulders.

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How to Get Ahead in Digital Advertising – The IAB’s Digital Talent Roadshow

November 19, 2010

Are you a student looking to work in the marketing and advertising industries? Do you want to know what working in the exciting world of digital is all about? Then come and join us for Internet Advertising Bureau’s exclusive event at The University of Manchester on:

How to Get Ahead in Digital Advertising – The IAB’s Digital Talent Roadshow

Wednesday 1st December – 1pm – 6.45pm

This FREE event is open to students from the University of Manchester, MMU and the University of Salford, and will give you a detailed overview of the opportunities that exist within the digital industry – looking specifically at the exciting and creative worlds of advertising and marketing. A range of industry experts will explain – through presentations and one-to-one discussions – what it’s like to work in the industry and the kind of skills you need to succeed.

During the afternoon, you will have unique access to a leading media owner, creative agency, media agency and an advertiser who will explain the type of roles that are available, what their typical working day is like and how everything fits together. You will also get some top tips for finding the right digital job for you and how to stand out in interviews.

View the event programme and book your free place.

What do you want to do when you’re older?

November 18, 2010

Hello fellow students.
This is my first blog, and I’m currently sat in Microlab 4 of the Stopford building wondering – what I should write?
I’ll start with an introduction.

I’m Dean, a second year Physiology student (basically human biology, not to be mistaken for physiotherapy) at the University of Manchester. The best university in the world!  At the moment, I work on the Key 103 Street team and am also a student ambassador for the Faculty of Life Sciences; and when I’m older, I want to be. . .
Aha! We’ve hit a brick wall.

As a scientist, the typical career plan appears to be:
*Do your degree –> Do a PhD –> Do research –>Cure [enter disease here]
or alternatively:
*Do your degree –>Do a PGCE –> Teach Science
Presently, none of them appeal to me.I can’t be a student ambassador forever, but there’s no point stressing about it. I have sought consolation in the fact that a few of my third year friends don’t know what they’re going to do after university, and they finish next summer!

So what I’ll do, is attend some of the conferences and a fairs that the Careers service puts on for us, and get back to you on my hunt for a Postgraduate job. Hopefully they’ll give me some inspiration, and I’ll fall in love with a career. Well, we can all dream. . .
Until then, its a mentally stimulating marathon of ‘The Only Way Is Essex’.

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