Unlock your potential in lockdown (part 2): The only Handshake allowed in lockdown


Handshake, the careers platform, is often mentioned in Careers and Placements emails, social media and the website. So, what is it and why should you use it? There’s lots to be gained from activating and using your Handshake account. Read on to find out more. The basics Handshake gives you access to: your own profile, … Continue reading Unlock your potential in lockdown (part 2): The only Handshake allowed in lockdown

It’s Autumn Term, so time for the (virtual) careers fairs


Autumn Term traditionally sees careers fairs on campus. This year sees a slight difference, in that the fairs are still going ahead, but are all online. Despite the difference in how they’re available, their purpose is still the same. Employers are still recruiting, even in the current circumstances (though admittedly there are some changes in … Continue reading It’s Autumn Term, so time for the (virtual) careers fairs

Putting off thinking about your future? How not to procrastinate


Procrastination. Even seasoned professionals aren’t immune to it. I say this with certainty, as I’ve just spent the last five minutes trying to repair a cafetière in the staff kitchen, putting off returning to my desk to write this blog. Whether it’s in a work or study situation, most people will procrastinate – it’s a … Continue reading Putting off thinking about your future? How not to procrastinate

To tweet or not to tweet. Managing your online presence


Social media – great fun, isn’t it? Keeps you in touch with friends and lets you share your experiences (partying, travelling, trying new things) and thoughts (what you really think of the latest Celebrity Big Brother…). Your use of social media gives an impression of who you are, but don’t forget employers use it too … Continue reading To tweet or not to tweet. Managing your online presence

“Tell me about yourself” Cracking the interview


There’s some great help and advice on preparing for, and attending, job interviews in our info sheet. It includes thinking about how you’ll answer interview questions using the CAR or STAR technique. Use whichever you find easier to remember, to help structure your reply. Answering the question  CAR stands for Context, Action, Result. STAR stands … Continue reading “Tell me about yourself” Cracking the interview