Check out the Careers coffee table for some quality reading matter, including…
…September’s Friday Ads? Nope. Copies of Empire with the good bit torn out? Nope. A hundred consecutive issues of the Daily Express, each with the word ‘Migrant’ in the headline? Nope times infinity plus one!
As the new term flood of careers titles abates it’s time to give you a round up of what’s available. Copies of all are available to browse and/or take away at your campus Careers Centre. If not, let us know and we’ll get some to you. Now, without any further delay…
Law is always a tad old school (no offence and all that), the legal profession is *big* on paper and this year is no exception:
- Chambers Student – A guide to law firms and the Bar.
- The Lex 100 – the student guide to the UK’s premier law firms.
- The Training Contract & Pupilage Handbook – ‘the essential law careers guide’.
- Targetjobs Law, and Vacation Schemes & Mini Pupilages.
- Beginners Guide to a Career in Law – for non-Law students considering a career in law who need a basic primer.
Also from Targetjobs with profiles of major employers, advice on career options, applications, interviews and career development;
- Consulting – NEW for 2017/18 and not available in hard copy so far as we know, but we’ll get back to you if this changes.
- IT & Technology
Employer Guides/Directories are always popular;
- The Guardian UK300 features ‘the most popular graduate employers as voted by students and graduates of the UK’.
- The Job Crowd Top Companies has rankings based solely on graduate employee feedback.
- Rate my Placement is a student guide to top undergraduate employers
- Starting Out – the LGBT UK Careers Guide from Stonewall, and see their site for a guide to Top Global Employers and more.
- The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers – ‘the definitive guide to the leading employers recruiting graduates’.
Prospects have published a couple of very useful titles;
- Student Career Guide– advice on employability, career sectors and content from leading graduate recruiters
- Postgraduate Study Guide – advice on chosing a course, a university, studying abroad and paying for the whole shebang.
- And also digital only titles on a range of other topics.
A couple of quality specialist titles;
- Gradcracker Toolkit – the pocket-sized careers manual for STEM students.
- How to be a Journalist – advice from industry pros, a directory of training courses and graduate case studies.
And finally, from your friends here at the Careers Service;
- Beepurple – those lovely people in the university’s Entrepreneurship Support Service have produced a handy A5 magazine with summary advice and information on the range of support they offer.
- Your Career Starts Here – this ‘Careers Service in a Nutshell’ title has a rundown of all our services, and advice on how to improve your employability skills while at university.
- Our in-house leaflets on Finding part-time jobs, CVs and covering letters, Application forms, Interviews and assessment centres, How to find a job, Opportunities in art and design and Disclosing a disability condense our web content into a range of handy reference booklets and are available to take away at all sites.
How’s that to keep you going? Grab a copy or three of any of the above to keep yourself informed or provide the most ‘what the eff…?’ stocking filler present on Christmas Day. You’re welcome…