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Accessing CareersLink as a graduate

Congratulations on completing your degree! You can continue to use the Careers Service for 2 years, including CareersLink which advertises job vacancies. Your University login will be turned off in a few weeks so we need to convert your CareersLink student account to an alumni account. The conversion happens on different dates for different courses…

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Why it’s OK to fail

Let’s get this out of the way first – at some point, you’re going to fail. Everybody does. Sometimes, things happen which make you feel stressed out and knock your confidence, and you’ll probably go away and eat your body weight in Domino’s to try and get over it. Whatever it is – you get…

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Doing a PhD? Want experience in teaching? And elearning? Read on!

Manchester Leadership Programme is recruiting eTutors for 2016/17 The Manchester Leadership Programme is keen to hear from current PhD students who are interested in joining our pool of eTutors for 2016/17. eTutors are responsible for tutoring groups of approximately 25 undergraduate students, leading online discussion groups, conducting face-to-face tutorials and assessing students’ work. Tutors are […]

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Have you heard of the practice effect? – it could transform your job hunting success

By Amanda Conway, Careers Consultant By now you will probably have already heard about psychometric tests and how they are regularly used by employers to shortlist and select candidates – you may have already encountered one of them! Around 70% of the major graduate employers now use some form of testing to gain insight into…

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May Newsletter for PGRs

Each year we run a major university-wide programme, “Pathways – Career Options for Researchers”.  This article also contains links to advice on networking and how to use case studies of other people’s career to help you develop your own under How can I prepare? (useful even if you’ve been to Pathways before – or aren’t…

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May Newsletter for Masters students

This month – getting started and getting on in a new job, a somewhat unexpected take on your career after your masters… and what’s on CareersLink.   The Florentine statesman, writer and philosopher Niccolo Machaivelli was born on May 3rd 1469.   Many of you may be familiar with Signor Machiavelli through the word “machiavellian” –…

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Part-time job opportunities for PhDs

 Closing date for applications: 29 May 2017 Interviews will be held June 8th. The University of Manchester Careers Service is looking to recruit a number of Applications Advisers, working as part of the busy careers team to provide 1-1 advice to students and graduates on their job application techniques. See http://www.careers.manchester.ac.uk/services/applicationsadvice/  We employ a pool…

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