Career Myths

April 29, 2011

We know that the most powerful influencers out there are you guys.  When we ask students why they decided to use the careers service or to get work experience they always cite friends and peers as the reason.

This is great, but there are some interesting rumours going round that need to be tackled.

All work experience is in London, so if you live there its dead easy.
This is so not true.
Yes some companies are based in London and have no regional offices, but if you think getting work experience in them is easy think again, Read the rest of this entry »


NEW to buy – SHL graduate level psychometric tests

April 28, 2011

SHL level 3 tests previously used in practice psychometric test sessions run by the Careers Service are now available for purchase by University of Manchester Students and Graduates. Read the rest of this entry »

Exams, graduation and beyond.

April 24, 2011

Easter vacation – lovely long weekends and hopefully some nice weather, well it is Manchester but you can but hope!

If you are in your final year some of you may not be planning on coming on to campus now other than for your exams and hopefully for graduation, so what’s next ? Read the rest of this entry »

What are you doing this summer?

April 22, 2011


Another University year is almost over (well, once those annoying little things called exams are out of the way, I suppose)….and with all this glorious sunny weather we’re having, it’s made me think about my plans for this summer – have you thought about yours?

Read the rest of this entry »

Jobs Seen on the Street 21.4.11

April 21, 2011

Part-time jobs seen this week are:

Seen by roving reporter Sarah M

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

KickStart your career and win a £50 Amazon voucher

April 14, 2011

The Careers Service is offering one lucky student or graduate a free £50 Amazon voucher, and all you have to do is:

  • Have a go at using our interactive Career KickStart tool – doing the simple quiz  takes under 3 minutes and you can download a personalised PDF report (or have it sent to your email address).
  • Complete our quick evaluation survey by Friday 6th May to give us your feedback on Career KickStart. Enter your email address in the survey to be in with a chance of winning the Amazon voucher.

Good luck! (PS So far we haven’t had that many entries so your chances are good, and it’s free – unlike the lottery…)

For more info about Career KickStart, see our previous post here.

Jobs Seen on the Street 14.4.11

April 14, 2011

Elm Saturday job DidsburyPart-time jobs this week are:

Seen by roving reporter Sarah M

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

Seen elsewhere

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