From shark cage diving in South Africa… to serving coffee in Fallowfield.

In today’s economy job seeking is getting harder … CareersLink is an amazing resource open to all students at the University of Manchester offering an impossibly wide range of jobs from around the world. I found out about it through a career management module I’m doing this year and have never looked back.

It’s basically a database of all the jobs available for students anywhere in the world, from shark cage diving in South Africa… to serving coffee in Fallowfield, there is a job to meet all tastes and commitments. It’s so easy and effective I can’t remember how I searched for jobs without it. Just visit … http://www.manchester.ac.uk/careerslink/ to register.
You can search through hundreds of vacancies whether you’re looking for 2hours a week volunteering, full or part time paid work, or student placements. CareersLink also lets your search for careers events and fairs such as employee led recruitment events which are great for networking, or University events like interview skills workshops. Most of the top graduate recruiters advertise jobs and events on Careers link and employers are adding jobs regularly so check for new opportunities frequently.

Tips for Using CareersLink:

•    When searching for vacancies hold down control and click to select multiple categories.

•    If you see a job you like click the star on the far left of the link to add it to favourites. Alternatively click on the vacancy for more info and click add to favourites. Then you can access all you favourites by clicking the link “My favourites” (top left.)

•    Once you have entered a particular search you can save the search or click “Create Job Agent” (top right) to receive email alerts when any new jobs are advertised that match your criteria.

•    You can view all events clearly using the calendar.

On my Blackboard, CareersLink is in the ‘Enhancing employability’ section and this is exactly what it does. If you participate in just a handful of events and jobs during you time at Uni, it will strengthen you CV massively by demonstrating your motivation and initiative. The best thing is that future employers won’t know that CareersLink has done lots of the hard work for you! In today’s hypercompetitive job market CareersLink really does give students a leg up. So enjoy the benefits, they can be limitless.

 

Tom Wilson – Student Blogger

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