The Christmas vacation can be an odd time of year with a mix of things competing for your attention during the holiday season. Taking some time out and actually getting to relax, socialise and chill is a must after a busy Autumn Term. The benefit of recharging your batteries and having some downtime is essential … Continue reading Things to do this Christmas vac
In a recent blog, we talked about the pressures of having many career options and how to handle them. This time, we’re turning the spotlight on managing the application process. Making a good application - whether it’s for an internship, placement year or graduate job - can be a time-consuming challenge. Plus, it’s likely that … Continue reading Managing job applications
Here in Careers and Placements we often get questions about CVs - How do I write one? What should I include? Can someone ‘check’ my CV? It’s natural to think of CVs first when considering applying for jobs (and further study), but for some opportunities and organisations, and at certain times of the year, application … Continue reading Making applications – it’s not all about CVs!
Where to find work There are many avenues to finding part-time work around York as well as on campus jobs. Be sure to be on the lookout for more speculative opportunities that you may be able to get through your own network. The types of jobs that tend to be popular with students are usually … Continue reading How and where to find part-time work
Handshake is our careers platform and you can use it to connect with the Careers and Placements team, employers and other University of York students. Here’s a quick guide on how you can get started. Login and activate your account The link to Handshake is york.joinhandshake.co.uk but you can also find links to it on … Continue reading Getting started with Handshake
Now graduation is over you may have turned your attention to the little matter of job hunting. Here are some handy tips on getting started.
By Tricia Raxworthy, Information & Engagement Officer An email in your inbox invites you for an interview - but along with excitement and relief that you’ve made it to the next stage in the recruitment process, you may also experience feelings of anxiety and stress. Read on to keep those interview nerves in perspective: Photo … Continue reading Manage your interview nerves
It’s summer term and we’re open as usual for appointments, drop-in and a busy events programme but here are some other highlights to look out for this term. Student Internship Bureau The SIB team have been busy collecting together some great opportunities for paid, project-based jobs in the local area this summer. All opportunities are … Continue reading What’s on in Careers and Placements?
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
Recruiters look for many skills in job applicants - team work, communication, problem solving, and more. One skill that employers like to see, but is one that is often overlooked by candidates, is commercial awareness. It isn’t a skill that is only expected of business or management students - students and graduates of any subject … Continue reading How commercial awareness can help your job applications