Employers expect that in your application for a position with them, you demonstrate that your writing is grammatically correct and clear, and that you provide specific evidence that you meet their requirements. As a Career Consultant in the Careers and Employment team, I see frequent examples of poor grammar in CVs, cover letters, application […]
You need to really prove to employers that you want the job you’re interviewing for. A basic motivation for the role, an interest in the company, and some prior knowledge about the industry is essential. Of course you want it – you applied after all! But how do you prove it?
If you are approaching the end of your time studying at university it is often exciting thinking about the next chapter but perhaps also tinged with a bit of the final year blues. Maybe some of your friends have already secured grad jobs and while you are pleased for them it adds to the pressure […]
With only a few weeks left until the study and exam period, you might be starting to get a little overwhelmed with life. Lectures, tutorials, assignments, extra curricular activities, a social life, season 10 of RuPaul’s Drag Race… The list of essentials goes on! But what happens when exams are over and you’ve got your […]
Guest blog from a 4th year Commerce and Law student. When it comes to summer work, an internship is on the top of every student’s wish list. Paid holiday and clothing allowance in some cases, networking opportunities and the fact it looks great on your CV constitute only a few of the benefits of attaining […]
This was the fourth most popular question asked of our Humanities and Social Science graduates at the August Careers in Focus session. Based on our graduates’ stories it comes back to that old chestnut, “it depends”. Sorry to whip that out again so soon. But how long it takes to land the job that “relates” […]
The second in our series – Top career questions asked by students is that big question common to many, if not most, students and grads (and people with experience, believe me) – What if I don’t have experience that is relevant to the job? What if I am just starting out, or changing careers – will […]
As the second half of the academic year draws to a close you notice blossom on the trees, warmer days and lighter evenings. Friends invite you for a walk on the waterfront or to kick a ball on the field. Then the conversation turns to what are you doing over the summer. If you haven’t […]