Future proofing: what, why and how

Written by Jenny Sloan, Careers Consultant at The Careers Service We’re living longer, which means there’s every chance we’ll be working longer too. Today’s students and graduates will have multiple careers that may span up to six decades. During this time, our ways of working, learning and living will change and we’ll be expected to…

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How to ace phone interviews

Written by Penney Gordon-Lanes, Careers Consultant at the Careers Service In the digital age, many employers are using technology to support their recruitment. Digital applications such as Zoom, Skype and FaceTime are commonly used by employers. However, many still prefer to conduct interviews by phone, often before being invited to an assessment centre, and face-to-face…

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How to job search from home

Written by Louise Sethi, Careers Consultant at the Careers Service Job searching while you’re stuck indoors – easy!  Or is it? Google ‘graduate job vacancies’ and just under a second later you have 141,000,000 entries to plough through. An easier way is to call up the ‘Which career?’ section of our website and explore sectors…

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What remote assessment centres look like and how to prepare

Written by Zoë Mitton, the Regional University Partnerships Manager for FDM. She and her team work with around 33 universities in the North of the UK finding talented, tech-curious students. Over 1,000 students and recent graduates are recruited onto the FDM Graduate Programme each year into multiple streams including: robotics; development; test; and cyber security.…

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Top tips to upskill from home

Written by Tahira Majothi, Careers Consultant at the Careers Service How to navigate the (uncertain) road ahead – the importance of upskilling The unprecedented times we are currently going through, affect all facets of our lives. Your individual circumstances may vary and I am sure there must be questions around the current hold on activities…

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