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

“Tell me about yourself” Cracking the interview


Photo by Anna Shvets on Pexels.com There’s some great help and advice on our website to help you with preparing for, and attending, job interviews. 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 … Continue reading “Tell me about yourself” Cracking the interview

Preparing to graduate in difficult times – 5 myths busted


"The very fact that you’ve faced and overcome the challenges of having to study online, and adapted to a complete change in society is no mean feat. Employers will recognise that fact." These are tough times for students and those who are about to graduate (as well as those who graduated in 2020) and, understandably, … Continue reading Preparing to graduate in difficult times – 5 myths busted

Time for a well-earned break (and possibly one careers action?!) this Christmas


Christmas vacation - at last! We’re all feeling the strain after this year’s unexpected events, so this vacation is a particularly welcome time.  Yes, you might have revision to start or course work to finish, but be sure to take a breather as well. It’s more important than ever that you take some time to … Continue reading Time for a well-earned break (and possibly one careers action?!) this Christmas

Unlock your potential in lockdown (part 3): Perfect time for a CV make-over


Whatever stage you’re at in your career journey, there’ll come a time when you need a CV - for a part-time job; to accompany a further study application; as a speculative approach to a company or an application for another type of job opportunity. Even if you don’t need one right now, drafting the basics … Continue reading Unlock your potential in lockdown (part 3): Perfect time for a CV make-over