A guide to virtual interviews

Written by Samantha Oates-Miller, Careers Insights and Graduate Support Assistant at the Careers Service If you have an interview coming up – good luck! Many employers have switched to virtual interviews as a result of the pandemic, and with their cost-effectiveness, online interviews are set to stay in some form or another. To help you…

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Working for an SME – Why you should consider a role in a smaller company

Written by Samantha Oates-Miller, Careers Insights and Graduate Support Assistant, and and Chloe Agius, Student Adviser (Internships and Placements) at the Careers Service In the UK, a Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) is a business with fewer than 250 employees, and an annual turnover of less than £50 million. Between half and two thirds of…

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Graduate Resilience

Written by Samantha Oates-Miller, Careers Insights and Graduate Support Assistant at the Careers Service The Careers Service knows how difficult it can be to stay motivated while searching for jobs and many students are concerned about the transition between university and the workplace. This guide is designed to provide advice and resources to help ease…

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Taking psychometric tests when you have a disability – can additional support help?

Written by Amanda Conway, Careers Consultant at The Careers Service We all get nervous about taking a test, it’s only natural, but for some students a particular health condition or disability may pose an additional challenge and mean they are unable to give their best performance on the day. Although many employers and test publishers are used…

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Stay career focused this summer

Written by Emma Naylor, Student Engagement and Enterprise Assistant at the Careers Service Now that Semester 2 is officially finished, you definitely deserve a break! But with over 3 months to fill, why not use the summer to prepare for your future? The Careers Service is here to help you make the most of your…

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To practise or not to practise? What’s the best way to prepare for an employer selection test?

Written by Amanda Conway, Careers Consultant at The Careers Service When it comes to applying for graduate jobs or internships, the chances are you will face a selection test along the way. Ranging from numerical or verbal reasoning tests, to some of the more recent developments like situational judgement tests and games-based assessments, graduate employers frequently…

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Graduate Employment and Skills Guide – Office for Students

Written by Samantha Oates-Miller, Careers Insights and Graduate Support Assistant at the Careers Service The Graduate Employment and Skills Guide is a UK government initiative developed by the Department for Education and the Office for Students, working with the higher education sector and graduate employers. You can read more about the guide from the Minister…

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