All Experience Counts


According to a survey conducted by the UK Commision for Employment and Skills (UKCES), up to two thirds of employers regard applicants with relevant work experience as being more prepared and suitable for job opportunities. This creates a catch 22 situation where in order to find work you need experience but can't gain that experience … Continue reading All Experience Counts

3 ways to develop the skills that employers want


Employers who recruit students and graduates want more than a good academic record and degree class. They also want employability skills (eg IT, teamwork and communication skills), plus strengths and qualities (such as resilience and self-motivation). So, how can you develop these while you’re at university? Read on to find out. 1. Work experience Whether … Continue reading 3 ways to develop the skills that employers want

Why don’t museums, publishers or creative industry employers come to Grad Fairs?


As a careers consultant working with Arts & Humanities students, this is a question I get asked all the time. It’s a fair question as it’s logical to assume that any employer that recruits graduates (and/or students for an internship or placement year) would want to come to an event aimed at students seeking employment … Continue reading Why don’t museums, publishers or creative industry employers come to Grad Fairs?

Tips for applying for a SIB internship


If you’re looking to secure a summer internship you can use the large number of vacancy sites to find opportunities (see the Internships and placements page for some of them). For local project-based internships, have a look at the Student Internship Bureau (SIB) opportunities. SIB typically starts advertising many more vacancies from the Easter vacation … Continue reading Tips for applying for a SIB internship

Getting started with career planning – breaking the procrastination cycle


Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com A few weeks ago we shared a blog on how to get started when you don’t know what to do but what if you can’t get started because procrastination keeps getting in the way?  Procrastination is avoidance of a task. When you need to start an essay but you put … Continue reading Getting started with career planning – breaking the procrastination cycle