Tag: job hunting

Widening your job search

Who expects the graduate job market to bounce back this year? Dr Charlie Ball at HECSU (the closest thing to a Graduate Labour Market Statistics Guru that I know) predicts … well, more of the same, at least in the first half of the year in his latest blog post – modest growth in some…

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Tailoring your CV

This next statement comes with a health warning especially for those with heart problems or those of a nervous disposition. There is no such thing as a general CV. OK, take a seat and a deep breath, tailoring your CV to every job you apply for really isn’t that scary. Although tailoring your CV for…

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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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Graduate Directories

It’s all systems go here at the Careers Service as Fresher’s week starts. Today the 2012/2013 editions of TARGET Jobs GET directory, Guardian 300 and The Times Top 100 have all been delivered. The GET Directory is packed full of useful information.  This year’s directory includes help and advice on applications, interviews and further study,…

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How do postgrads find jobs?

Most postgrads are very internet-savvy, so when anyone asks me about finding jobs, the normal request is “which websites should I look at for jobs in X?”. They look a bit nonplussed when I start talking about using their contacts, developing their networks, making a list of who you know – isn’t that all just…

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