*NEWSFLASH* Places still available on the Manchester Leadership Programme

May 31, 2012

In case you missed it the first time, see here for more details: https://manchesterundergradcareers.wordpress.com/2012/05/04/the-manchester-leadership-programme-201213-applications-open-4-may/

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Summer jobsearch act now #catsandcareers No3

May 28, 2012

The harder Tinkerbell looked the further away those jobs seemed
to get.

It seemed like an easier option to let it all wait till after exams. (or perhaps after a nice long summer snooze)


Did you know that May and June are actually the busiest months of the year for vacancies, but you have to act now! Read the rest of this entry »


Last minute planning #catsandcareers No 2

May 21, 2012

Mack was busy revising for his exams and found a copy of the Times Top 100 he had picked up in October, untouched and gathering dust on the shelf.

Never one to to miss an opportunity to procrastinate Mack started investigating graduate employers with enthusiasm.

Mack was horrified to see that the closing dates for many of the graduate schemes listed had passed. It quite put him off his katnip!

He was somewhat relieved to find out however, that there are loads of prime jobs available on the Careers Service vacancy database careerslink.   He set himself up a job agent pronto so that he could receive email alerts for new vacancies and curled up for a nap to recover from the stress.

If you haven’t got a job or course lined up for next year there is still time.

  • Use resources like the Times Top 100, Prospects Directory and Target Jobs – Get Directory to find out about the big graduate schemes with popular recruiters
  • Use Careerslink – to find current vacancies and gradauate schemes with the above recruiters plus local companies and those that are specifically looking for Manchester Graduates. Read the rest of this entry »

About to graduate or want to get a head start for next year?

May 17, 2012

Worried about your job prospects? Thinking what options are open to you? Need advice on how to get a job? Then Summer Careers Events 2012 is for you!

The sun may not be shining yet, but we have organised a programme of events to get your career off to a bright start. Read the rest of this entry »


Contemporary Affairs Essay Competition

May 15, 2012

And now for something a little different…

Looking for another way to ‘stand out’ from the competition? Credit Suisse are sponsoring an essay competition where your views are invited on social media, the economic crisis, and current affairs. Three winners will be awarded 1000 Swiss Francs (about £665) and get to attend a prestigious thought leadership conference, expenses paid. Past competition winners have even gone on to work at Credit Suisse.

Interested? The deadline for submissions is 3rd June, and entries should be between 800-1500 words. Find out more at:

Website: http://www.project-firefly.com/


Getting started. #catsandcareers. No1

May 14, 2012

Until now Magenta had found sitting on the fence with her eyes tight shut a useful technique to avoid dealing with her future plans.

Unfortunately with finals looming it was becoming obvious that she would have to take action soon.

If like Magenta you are in denial or frozen into indecision there  a few small steps that you can take, it’s not too late.

  1. Try careerkickstart it’s a little programme that goes a big way to helping you to assess what to do next. Read the rest of this entry »

Graduating and not yet found a job or postgraduate course?

May 11, 2012

Come along to the Graduate Recruitment Fair in Manchester on Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 June 2012, 10.30am – 4.00pm at The Armitage Centre, Fallowfield, Manchester, and get your first step on the career ladder.

There are hundreds of graduate jobs (permanent paid and voluntary) and some postgrad course places available. These include both local and national vacancies and are in a variety of sectors- so there’s something for everyone!

Don’t just take our word for it- Tommy (who graduated last year) gained a job from the fair: Read the rest of this entry »


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