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 »
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?
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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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]
*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’.