We’ve been pretty animated by the topic of social media in Careers & Skills recently and I think it’s fair to say we’re trying to update, upskill and upgrade! Some of us are more keen than others to like it, tweet it and pin it but one thing we’re all agreed on is the need … Continue reading
Monthly Archives: October 2012
Dream job: myth or reality?
Whenever I hear the words ‘dream job’ my heart sinks just a little bit; I can’t help feeling the quest for career nirvana is doomed to end in disappointment. Reality will come knocking sooner or later. Even the coolest workplaces in the world have their flipside. It’s easy though to see why the ‘dream job’ … Continue reading
Make your applications employer-friendly
As you’ve probably noticed, the careers fair ‘season’ has kicked off in earnest. Last week saw the first of our autumn fairs – Impact – and Stephanie Baravelli, final year philosophy student (and careers rep) popped along to get the employer lowdown…. As a student, one of the most stressful things we encounter are job applications. The world … Continue reading
Avoiding interview pitfalls
If you’ve been invited to attend a face to face interview, you’re clearly doing something right. Selection for graduate schemes (and internships) is multi-stage, so you’ve already survived the initial screening, psychometric tests and telephone interview. There’s now clear blue water between you and the hundreds of applicants who fall at the first hurdle. At … Continue reading