Category: Graduate

Postgraduate Study

Postgraduate study is not something you have to do immediately after your undergrad course …. After my graduation I was tired of studying. The last thing I wanted to do was read another text book, write one more essay or spend any more time perfecting bibliographies or references. In short further study couldn’t have been…

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UKIERI Work Placement Programme for graduates – course and internship in India

Here’s an unusual and exciting opportunity to travel, get international work experience and undertake further study all in one. The UKIERI Work Placement Programme and the Global Internship Graduate Certificate (GIGC-I) aims to provide recently qualified UK graduates with an opportunity to live and work in India to develop a greater understanding of Indian culture…

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Psychometric Tests

Recently we have had a lot of enquires about psychometric tests and how best to prepare for these tests so I thought it would be a good basis for my next blog post. What are psychometric tests? Psychometric tests are used by employers to assess your aptitude and overall personality. They are used as part…

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Tailoring your CV

This next statement comes with a health warning especially for those with heart problems or those of a nervous disposition. There is no such thing as a general CV. OK, take a seat and a deep breath, tailoring your CV to every job you apply for really isn’t that scary. Although tailoring your CV for…

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Make the most of the job Fairs

Careers fair season starts in Manchester next week.  All our events are open to graduates and members of the public as well as current students. There are 4 jobs fairs: Ethnic Diversity Fair – Wednesday 10th October Aimed at black and Asian students and graduates. Engineering, Science and Technology Fair – Wednesday 17th October Finance,…

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Careers to-do list

October is a very busy month in careers-land, if you are looking for work or even thinking of a career change there are loads of actions you could be taking to improve your employability and find great jobs over the next 4 weeks. Here is my October to do list… (For you!) Start applying for…

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Applying to 2013 graduate schemes

Most of the big graduate schemes are now accepting applications for 2013.  You are still able to apply even if you have already graduated. Is a graduate scheme for you? Graduate schemes are sometimes seen as the normal option, but actually only a minority of graduates get hired onto them. Another common opinion is that…

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Graduate Directories

It’s all systems go here at the Careers Service as Fresher’s week starts. Today the 2012/2013 editions of TARGET Jobs GET directory, Guardian 300 and The Times Top 100 have all been delivered. The GET Directory is packed full of useful information.  This year’s directory includes help and advice on applications, interviews and further study,…

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DisABILITY

Applying for jobs is stressful at the best of times but for people with a disability or health  concerns it can be even more worrying, with questions about discrimination and how and when to disclose top of the list. However as someone who has suffered  serious health problems in the past I really believe that…

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