Now that you've got your first year at York done and dusted, you'll hopefully be settled into university life and keen to try new things. The long summer vacation is the perfect time to try your hand at getting some work experience to give yourself a head start at finding out what you enjoy and what you're … Continue reading Summer ideas for first years!
With graduation right around the corner, and exams almost out of the way, you'll be forgiven if career planning has taken a back seat. It's not too late to start thinking about life after university, so whether you've already got a job lined up, or you've no idea what you want to do, we've got … Continue reading End of term ideas for final years!
With your second year almost in the bag, you might be starting to think beyond university and what the future looks like. But there's still plenty for you to try and get involved in to help you decide what you enjoy and what you want to do after York. If you're hoping to get a summer … Continue reading Summer ideas for second years!
Blog written by Rachel Jenkins, Employer Liaison Assistant, Careers Interview Tips & Tricks – Wednesday 28 January 2015 Panel: Becky Jones: Careers (Chair) Rebecca Fullam: Nestle Connie Parkin: Nestle Sarah-Annis Brookes: PwC Kristien Esser: Guided Solutions Tess Marsden: Guided Solutions Event Summary: Are you preparing for an interview, or planning on applying for a graduate job or internship … Continue reading CAREERS BLOG: Interview Tips & Tricks Q&A
Friday's advice: Get to grips with the graduate job market. It's one thing making sure your CV is in great shape and being prepared for job interviews, but if you're not sure what sector you want to go into, CVs and interviews might be the last thing you're even thinking about. Considering possible future careers … Continue reading Get to grips with the graduate job market
Thursday's advice: Understand yourself, your skills and your ideals. Many employers look for specific skills when recruiting, and a student exhibiting many of these qualities will have an advantage over those who don't. But as you develop skills, you need to understand how they're beneficial. Understanding yourself, your skills and your ideals is about more than … Continue reading Understand yourself, your skills and your ideals
Wednesday's advice: Smaller companies can offer great jobs! Despite what everyone seems to think, the graduate job market isn't all about Graduate Schemes! Grad schemes only account for around 14% of graduate vacancies, which means a whole lot of room for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). In fact, the vast majority of graduates find employment … Continue reading Smaller companies can offer great jobs!
For the second year, the Sutton Trust has teamed up with DLA Piper, Hogan Lovells and Linklaters to run an undergraduate programme to support a group of 60 law students from low and middle income homes. Pathways Plus will offer academic and careers support to undergraduate students throughout their degree. The programme will have a … Continue reading Pathways Plus – Undergraduate Law programme
Tuesday's advice: Practice Makes Perfect So you've secured your grad job interview but you're worried about what to expect? Making a killer application and getting through to the interview stage is brilliant, but now that you've got to that stage, you need to make sure you're ready for it. With Careers offering practice interviews as well … Continue reading Practice Makes Perfect
Monday's advice: Make sure you have a great CV. It might sound quite basic, but you'd be surprised how many candidates miss out on jobs purely because their CV isn't up to scratch. You might have the experience and the skills, but can you put them onto paper? If you're not highlighting them in the … Continue reading Make sure you have a great CV