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
By Charlotte Read In an ideal world, if you had the relevant experience, you could send a job application listing all your experience, with no prior practice of making job applications, and be accepted into a job. Unfortunately, a lot of job applications require more nuance. They like candidates who can show a reflective writing … Continue reading Practising your job applications- how do you do it?
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
Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) Placement Year Experience Hi - I’m Alessandra, a final-year Environment, Economics, and Ecology student. I just finished my placement year with Forvia as their HSE student. It was an amazing experience that I would do again if given the opportunity. Before starting placement, I had no experience whatsoever within the … Continue reading Health, Safety, and Placement Year at Forvia/Faurecia
Hi there! My name is Sophie and I’m a recent English and Related Literature graduate here at York. The university’s career coaching was invaluable for helping me to decide on my next steps after I graduated, and my mentor was incredibly approachable and generous with her advice. Outlining Your Expectations As a final year student, … Continue reading My Coaching Experience
Leadership is often presented as a skill to aspire to have or actions to do from even before university all the way to your future career. However, the traditional idea of leadership also often presents itself as an elite, elusive skill that only certain people can achieve. In that case, how do you become a … Continue reading Can passion lead to leadership? Exploring how to be a leader.
If you’re applying for grad schemes or internships, there’s no avoiding the fact that soon you’ll have to do a job interview and probably an assessment centre. So, how can your careers service help you? Read our advice and top tips https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BulWeFifKFM&t=1s Start with our webpages on assessment centres and interviews. They are full of … Continue reading How can we help you prepare for an interview or assessment centre?
By Miriam Hemingway, Careers Project Coordinator "Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom."- Aristotle. Who do you think you are? We all have an idea in our head of who we are, and quite often find ourselves wondering (or worrying) what other people might think of us. But how often do we pause to … Continue reading Who do you think you are? Reflection for employability
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!
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