Tag: applications

Graduate Schemes: are they for me?

Why has everyone started talking about graduate schemes all of a sudden?! If you’re not sure about what a graduate scheme actually is and if it’s for you, we’ve got the basics covered. Written by Kareem Belfon, Communications and Marketing Intern at the Careers Service.  So, what is a graduate scheme? Graduate schemes are structured…

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LinkedIn – Why sign up?

LinkedIn is a constantly-evolving and useful tool in pursuing any career, but it can seem overwhelming with its long list of functions. Over the next few weeks we’ll be creating a series of blog posts giving you all the ins and outs of LinkedIn and how to get the most out of it. To start…

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Writing Covering Letters for Academic Jobs – A Quick How-To Guide

by Stephen Gordon* *completed PhD in 2013 and has held numerous postdoctoral positions and student support roles; worked as an Advisor in the University of Manchester Careers Service since 2016 Writing covering letters for academic positions can be a tricky business. The structure and format of such documents are quite different from the template used for…

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