Tag: career planning

10 things you need to know about starting a career in Human Resources

What is HR? Human Resources (HR) is the name given to the area of a company, whether a team or individual, who has responsibility for recruiting new employees and managing work / employment conditions of current employees on behalf of that organisation. They are also responsible for ensuring an organisation’s staff (their human resources) are […]

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Interested in Management Consulting? Seven tips on getting in

Management consultants are specialists who help organisations maximise their growth or improve business performance. They are called in to deal with difficult challenges the organisation is having difficulty solving themselves, or where they want a new approach. This makes management consultancy an interesting career for those who love problem solving, innovation and varied challenges. It has […]

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What can I do with my degree?

Off you go to University full of excitement and dreams for the future. But have you really considered what you will do with the degree you chose? You might expect that if you are doing a vocational course like engineering, law or medicine, your career decisions would be easy, and that options with lets say…

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Interested in Investment Banking? Seven tips on getting in

Investment banks help organisations, individuals and governments to raise capital, often by investing in the financial markets or selling shares. They also provide other services to organisations, for example performing large mergers and acquisitions. Investment banking is a very popular area with graduates looking for a challenging career and high financial rewards, however combined with […]

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May Newsletter for PGRs

Each year we run a major university-wide programme, “Pathways – Career Options for Researchers”.  This article also contains links to advice on networking and how to use case studies of other people’s career to help you develop your own under How can I prepare? (useful even if you’ve been to Pathways before – or aren’t…

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