Promoting your work experience – Making things happen

    We are at the end of this current series of blogs and if you have read all nine of them so far then well done.  If you have identified your skills and examined your experience you should have some rich evidence to talk about in your applications and interviews. Even if you have only dipped  in and out… Continue Reading Promoting your work experience – Making things happen

Promoting your work experience – Creativity

  We are nearly at the end of the series of 10 blogs on digging deep into your work experience to find good evidence of key skills employers seek. The penultimate one we are looking at is creativity. If you have worked in a setting where you have produced something tangible or helped others produce something and also encouraged their… Continue Reading Promoting your work experience – Creativity

Promoting your work experience – Analytical skills

  Right we are back with the 8th blog in the series of promoting your work experience and identifying your skills.  You should be thinking of how you can evidence skills and show them to a future employer in all kinds of contexts. So by keeping records of these you can address the skills section on… Continue Reading Promoting your work experience – Analytical skills

Make the most of your summer vacation – “Volunteering while at university could put you ahead of the game after graduation”

“Volunteering while at university could put you ahead of the game after graduation” 7 reasons to volunteer whilst studying:  1) To enrich your degree 2) To gain invaluable work experience 3) It makes you feel good 4) It’s a powerful networking tool 5) It give you sense of purpose 6) You’re making a difference 7) To find opportunities… Continue Reading Make the most of your summer vacation – “Volunteering while at university could put you ahead of the game after graduation”

Promoting your work experience – Organisation

  If you have been following  the blog posts on ‘Promoting your work experience’ and answering the questions posed then you should be building up some really good personal evidence to put on your CV, an application form or in readiness for  answering questions at an interview  or assessment centre. So far we have covered the following skill areas: Communication… Continue Reading Promoting your work experience – Organisation

Promoting your work experience – Leadership

   Number 6 in our series of blogs about skills and we turn our attention to leadership. Leadership is a skill often asked for and can be relatively easy to show if you have worked in a management or supervisory role or even through leisure interests, led a sports team for example. Firstly though what springs… Continue Reading Promoting your work experience – Leadership

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Promoting your work experience – Commercial Awareness

  Welcome back to our series of blogs on promoting your skills gained via work experience. These blogs aren’t  trying to ignore the excellent skills gained on your university course but are designed to try and get you think of other ways in which you are getting skills. Using skills from education and any other experience will enrich your… Continue Reading Promoting your work experience – Commercial Awareness

Promoting your work experience – Self Awareness

    In the last of our blogs about skills before Easter we look at Self awareness.  We will be back after Easter with more blogs on different skills so keep looking out for them. So far we have covered Communication, Teamwork and Problem solving . Self awareness is perhaps more tricky to define but it is… Continue Reading Promoting your work experience – Self Awareness

Fabrica Gallery – now recruiting for Front of House Volunteers: Life Model II #ShrigleyAtFabrica #BrightonFestival

Fabrica has on-going recruitment Front of House Volunteers, accepting applications throughout the year. Mainly recruiting and inducting volunteers three times a year in spring, summer and autumn to coincide with our exhibition programme, or at peak times of exhibition. As a Front of House volunteer, students are expected to volunteer for at least 3.5hrs a… Continue Reading Fabrica Gallery – now recruiting for Front of House Volunteers: Life Model II #ShrigleyAtFabrica #BrightonFestival

Promoting your work experience – Problem Solving

Number 3 in our series of blogs is problem solving, we have already covered teamwork and communication so have a look at those if you haven’t already seen them. We are covering some of the key skills that employers look for in applicants and in these blogs we are focusing primarily on skills gained through work experience. Problem solving… Continue Reading Promoting your work experience – Problem Solving

Promoting your work experience – Communication

In the second of this series on breaking down key skills and providing evidence of them, we look at communication. On the surface this can look  easy… we all communicate in some way or other. However it is how this skill can be shown to a prospective employer in the application process that concerns us, here in this blog. We are encouraging… Continue Reading Promoting your work experience – Communication

Lots of employability skills developed through each degree

You can be confident in the knowledge that you develop many different employability skills throughout your degree, for example verbal and written communication, teamwork, IT and problem solving to name just a few. These are skills which employers value, and skills you can transfer to a work environment. Sometimes coming up with a list on your… Continue Reading Lots of employability skills developed through each degree

Promoting your work experience – Teamwork

  We often meet students who talk about having had a job but ask if the skills gained are ‘irrelevant’ to want they want to go into as they are not directly related. Employers do like relevant work experience of course, but are also very interested in what you have gained though being in any type of work or volunteering. These… Continue Reading Promoting your work experience – Teamwork

Finding the hidden job market

  Many graduate opportunities are advertised through a variety of channels so if you are looking for these make sure you are registered on key websites such as the Careers Service vacancy database, Prospects, Target and others related  to your profession. Make sure you are setting the right preferences for what you want and remember you may need to update these from time to… Continue Reading Finding the hidden job market

It’s deadline day for some opportunities with Gradcracker

  As we reported recently on this very blog, some opportunities are closing today – 31st January 2018 – on the recruitment website Gradcracker. The deadline for applying for some 61 work placements/ internships and 121 graduate opportunities with companies such as Atkins and Dyson  is today. There are still some opportunities on the website and new… Continue Reading It’s deadline day for some opportunities with Gradcracker

GRADCRACKER – 380 STEM opportunities closing before the end of January

GRADCRACKER advertise graduate and work experience opportunities in STEM  careers and as of today the 18th January 2018 they have 380 opportunities that close before the  31st January 2018. Act quickly so you don’t miss out … Log onto GRADCRACKER to find out more.  https://www.gradcracker.com If you need help with writing a CV or an application… Continue Reading GRADCRACKER – 380 STEM opportunities closing before the end of January

Have you considered a postgraduate conversion course?

    Students often think about  popular career areas offering good opportunities and wonder how can they break into them when they don’t have a relevant degree.  One way of doing this is a via a postgraduate conversion course and Prospects has an excellent section on these on their website. https://www.prospects.ac.uk/postgraduate-study/conversion-courses   These courses are designed specifically… Continue Reading Have you considered a postgraduate conversion course?

Technology’s largest careers fair for women

     Technology’s largest careers fair for women, Tomorrow’s Tech Leaders Today, returns to London on 31 January 2018 at the spectacular Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane. The free-to-attend event, organised by business-technology magazine Information Age in partnership with YOOX-Net-a-Porter, has grown in reputation as an unparalleled and exclusive opportunity for women to connect with… Continue Reading Technology’s largest careers fair for women

Are you stuck for ideas?

    We often get enquiries from students and graduates unsure what to do and don’t know where to start. Even those on vocational courses can find themselves thinking I don’t really want to go into this occupation or industry now, but what else can I do ? So here are some ideas to get you thinking…… Continue Reading Are you stuck for ideas?

2017 Careers Fair….. A Retail students experience

The day started off with a briefing by our Careers Advisor, Jayson Short, who gave an informative overview of what the fair would be like and what to expect. He also gave very sound advice on how to approach employers and gave examples of questions that you could ask them. We were greeted at the… Continue Reading 2017 Careers Fair….. A Retail students experience

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