By John Piprani Continuing my quest to find out what my Archaeology friends and colleagues are doing after graduating from Manchester I tracked down two of them working in the commercial unit: Archaeology Wales. I first met Irene Garcia Rovira within a research context as we were both working on our PhDs at the same…
Read more What do our archaeology graduates do after they leave the University of Manchester? #5 Steph & Irene’s stories
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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The Grad Fair 2018 is on Wednesday 9 May 2018 10:30am – 3:30pm At The Armitage Centre in Fallowfield (yes right behind Owens Park) This is the big mop up of graduate recruitment for large to medium size employers for this year. Why do I need to go? If you haven’t got a job lined up…
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Traditionally it’s the time of year we all try to make ourselves feel better by making plans for summer holidays. You definitely need a break from studying over summer but there are lots of options depending on what you want from your time off. Here are some places you could start… I need to earn…
Read more What can I do this summer? Volunteer, work, travel the choice is yours.
I wish I had kept a count of the number of times I have been asked how best to get my first job in international development. Unfortunately there isn’t a simple answer. It’s great that so many students want to pursue a career in this sector but it does mean that is becoming increasingly competitive […]
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If you’re a science student who loves science, it can sometimes feel like all the jobs are for business students, engineers or computer scientists. This is to reassure you that there are ways of finding science jobs – if you know where to look. Two alternatives are: a) Look for science jobs which are being…
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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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It may be August but sure enough that remaining time will fly by. Are you ready for the challenges of the year ahead? Going into your second or pre-final year? Everyone talks about internships, looking for one, applying, interviews & assessment centres, getting one / not getting one. The joy, the despair! Internships are just another […]
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‘Well, I wanted to do a Graduate Scheme in Marketing, but they don’t take 2:2’s, so I’m going travelling. There’s nothing much else I can do’. – 2016 Graduate As she said these words, a gloomy silence fell on our little meeting, and we both sighed in an ‘ah well, nothing to be done’ sort […]
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Closing date for applications: 29 May 2017 Interviews will be held June 8th. The University of Manchester Careers Service is looking to recruit a number of Applications Advisers, working as part of the busy careers team to provide 1-1 advice to students and graduates on their job application techniques. See http://www.careers.manchester.ac.uk/services/applicationsadvice/ We employ a pool…
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