How commercial awareness can help your job applications


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

Why Volunteer?


By Florence Orchard: Politics second year student at the University of York Volunteering at university is a great way to develop your skills, make new friends and support the community here at York. Here are my top reasons to volunteer at university. Doing good An obvious reason for volunteering is to put some good into … Continue reading Why Volunteer?

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

Gain Work Experience through Virtual Community Projects


Charlotte Wainwright, Operations Manager for Volunteering  Though we know work experience might seem hard to come by at the moment, you can still develop your skills and enhance your CV through our recently launched Community Projects. These team based projects are currently running virtually, and are a fantastic way to build on your strengths and … Continue reading Gain Work Experience through Virtual Community Projects

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