BBC software and engineering conference – apply for tickets – open to all students (not just engineering and IT!)

Develop:BBC- the software development and engineering conference for BBC staff and external suppliers- is taking place at Media City UK next Tuesday 16th October. Speakers include Netflix’s Adrian Cockcroft, CTO of Auto Trader Pete Hanlon, and Pramod Sadalage of global IT consultancy ThoughtWorks (more details on specific workshops attached). There are  a small number of…

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Skype and telephone interviews

Frances wasn’t sure her Skype interview was going well. Was it something about her posture? This last academic year 2011/12 we have seen a massive increase in the amount of  first interviews being conducted by phone and recently by Skype. It’s a quick and effective way for recruiters to have an initial chat to you…

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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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Who are “the best” employers?

If you haven’t already worked for an employer, it’s hard to gauge whether they’re the best one for you. There’s been a boom in “Top 100/300/1000 Employer” books, all trying to “help” you make that decision – so which one should you believe? Here’s my view on some of the information and strategies available to…

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