Tag: work experience

Gaining work experience

Written by Anna-Pascalle Levine, Employability Executive at The Careers Service Did you know that the skills employers are looking for most, and often feel are lacking from a graduate’s CV are: Leadership Teamwork Commercial awareness The Careers Service recognises you may be struggling to develop these and other skills during the current COVID pandemic. Some…

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The importance of building work experience and developing career confidence

Written by Tahira Majothi, Careers Consultant, Faculty of Humanities at the Careers Service What a truly remarkable and history-making start to a new decade! In any given year, opportunities fluctuate in response to changing markets, environments and wider social, cultural, economic and political landscapes. The pandemic has understandably raised questions about where to find opportunities,…

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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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