It is widely reported that the majority of job opportunities are never formally advertised. But how do you uncover this hidden job market? In this blog, University of Warwick Politics and International Studies undergraduate Tanya Khan describes how speculative applications helped her create an opportunity in a sector that is notoriously difficult to access.
A network, ‘…an association of individuals having a common interest, formed to provide mutual assistance.’ In the context of a career, the ability to develop and maintain networks is a valuable skill that can create opportunities and provide the insight to inform your career decisions.
What if you could call on 100 people for career advice? Now you can! Guest blogger Paul Murphy, author of ‘1000 Years of Career Advice’ (1) has written a book that interviews 100 graduates, 10 years on from university about their career paths and advice for a younger generation. In the book, the interviewees offer …
Earlier this year, a research report attempting to identify factors leading to graduate success was published by The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. ‘Planning for success: Graduates’ career planning and its effect on graduate outcomes’ surveyed 7,500 graduates across 27 Higher Education Institutions. The research explored the importance of different behaviours, characteristics and factors important in determining …
At UK universities 2nd year Integrated Masters undergraduates who do not achieve the required results in their core modules may be transferred by their departments to a 3 year BSc degree. This often unexpected course change can have a significant impact on the career plans and confidence of those students.
Undecided about her career, University of Warwick languages student Helen Oakes shares how her different internships have helped her to focus on her future options.
If you want to ‘make a difference’ through your work but aren’t yet clear what shape this might take, answering the following questions may help you move from a gut feeling of wanting to do something worthwhile to a clearer goal and a plan.