Tag: Volunteering

Work experience in the time of COVID

Written by Sarah Ashworth, Careers Consultant at The Careers Service Getting work experience, whether related or unrelated to your degree and future aspirations, can be valuable in attracting the attention of future employers. Emma Pollard, Principal research fellow at the Institute for Employment Studies (IES) says: “Employers believe that work experience – including voluntary work…

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Playing Articulate – Putting your experience into words that employers want to read

From guest writer and Faculty of Humanities Careers Manager, Paul Gratrick. It was the Bee Gees (and latterly covered by Boyzone) who once sang: “It’s only words, but words are all I have to write on this application form” …or something along those lines anyway. Writing a CV, cover letter, or in an online application…

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Planning ahead for your summer

Although it may seem a long way off, the summer will come around quickly and the holidays are a great time to get in some work or volunteering experience while you’re not worried about next week’s reading or assignment deadlines. The key to getting your summer sorted is to plan ahead and organise things early…

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Get sustainability and social responsibility experiences on campus

Do you care about the environment, sustainability or social responsibility? The University is working to make a difference and you can get involved and help your career prospects at the same time! How will this help your career? Develop your skills.  See specific examples below. Sustainability and social responsibility are priorities for many organisations and…

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