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Two years after graduating with a degree in Politics from University of Salford I found myself still there, working in the library. I re-shelved books, got involved with projects and helped with student enquiries. Forced out in the big wide world when my project funding was cut I started temping as a Clerical Assistant in the HR Department of an engineering company. Demonstrating that I was enthusiastic and prepared to get stuck into anything thrown at me, saw a 12 week temp placement become a 2 year job full of opportunities. I learned employment law, how to recruit and even got involved in setting up a new business site in Dublin. Realising I wanted to develop my career in HR I found a role at University of Manchester initially as a Recruitment Assistant and then, in order to undertake a wider variety of tasks, as HR Assistant. I discovered a talent for training and jumped at the opportunity to undertake a placement in the Staff Training Unit to develop these skills. After 9 years in HR and training roles, the post of Careers Consultant seemed the perfect mix of using my HR/Recruitment experience and my interest in learning and development activities to support students as they find their own way into the world of work.

BBC Talk : Sports Personality of the Year 2012 – The safe management of the biggest show in the biggest sporting year.

 Ever wondered what goes into the planning and management of a large televised event? Here’s your chance to find out. As part of the activities for Wellbeing Week, Debbie Dubois, Production Executive for BBC Sport will be giving a presentation on how they manage the associated  risks of hosting and filming of one of their…

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Sports Journalism Masterclass

The Sport Business are running a Sports Journalism Masterclass in Manchester later this month.  A fantastic opportunity to meet journalists with careers in this area and to network with other journalists, and future journalists, with an interest in this area. The Sport Business’s message is in full below. “We can now confirm the dates for…

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Media and Magic and Blue Peter!

Two great opportunities to share with you today! Do you want a behind-the-scenes look at how a TV show is put together? Channel 4 are currently filming a new prime-time show on Magic & Illusions and require participants to take part in one of the amazing tricks planned for this Saturday 9th March! Sounds like…

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Twas the week before Christmas…

Apologies in advance to any lovers of this classic poem. Twas the week before Christmas, and through Crawford House Not a student was stirring (but we’ve still got a mouse!) The job ads were placed on CareersLink with care In hopes that some applicants soon would be there. The CVs were polished and QQA checked…

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