Category: Careers advice

Work experience in the time of COVID

Written by Sarah Ashworth, Careers Consultant at The Careers Service Getting work experience, whether related or unrelated to your degree and future aspirations, can be valuable in attracting the attention of future employers. Emma Pollard, Principal research fellow at the Institute for Employment Studies (IES) says: “Employers believe that work experience – including voluntary work…

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Future Fortnight Round-up

Future Fortnight, an online programme of careers support for students and graduates at The University of Manchester, ran from 19 to 30 October. Missed it? Don’t worry! We’ve collated all the resources and recordings so you have them all in one place. Who is this for? Whether you’re looking for an internship, placement or graduate…

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5 job hunting tips during Covid

Written by Jenny Sloan, Careers Consultant at The Careers Service You may have had travel plans that have fallen through due to the pandemic. Maybe you secured a graduate scheme only for it to be rescinded as organisations try to mitigate the effects of a recession. Perhaps you’ve spent your university years preparing for a…

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Sustainability – a 21st Century career choice

Written by Penney Gordon-Lanes, Careers Consultant at the Careers Service Pursuing a career in sustainability is becoming a popular choice for many graduates and with the Environment Bill 2020 pending, organisations are reviewing how best to become efficient and environmentally responsible employers. Job roles and career pathways are being created and changing rapidly, with professional…

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