How to get commercial awareness

Contrary to popular belief knowledge is not generally absorbed through osmosis. When Willow woke up she was none the wiser! So what is commercial awareness and why should you have it? At a basic level it is having an understanding of the business or organisation you are applying to, the market / environment they work in…

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UK/India GradLink – helping Indian students in the UK connect with Indian employers

An exciting new online service is now available to Manchester’s Indian students/graduates looking to explore graduate placement in India – UK/India Gradlink. The site lets you search for latest jobs, find out more about organisations and also to explore how UK qualifications will translate in India. It is set up for you to start using…

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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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Don’t forget to make use of CareerLink!

Just been browsing CareersLink http://www.careers.manchester.ac.uk/careerslink/ the Careers Service portal for vacancies, volunteering, events, talks etc.  Am constantly surprised by the range of vacancies and opportunities we have on there.  One I’ve just spotted is for Kaya Responsible Travel who are advertising a Journalism Internship in Nepal and a a project providing ‘Journalism to Support Social…

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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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A Master Plan for Masters

If you’re just starting your Masters degree, it can all be a bit overwhelming, but half an hour’s planning now could be the difference between having your dream job lined up after you graduate – or heartache as you settle for second best. Why the rush? Some employers in the UK recruit a year in…

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