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
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
Get ready to grab an internship!
Do you: want to use your summer vacation to get some top-notch work experience? fancy making a difference to an organisation you work for?want to experience working in a particular sector or role? need something tangible for your CV?want to stay in the York area over summer? If it’s ‘yes’ to any or all of … Continue reading Get ready to grab an internship!
Have yourself a merry little interview
Brand Ambassador Lindsay shares her Christmas wish list for upcoming interviews.
Careers fairs – what are the benefits?
So, the next few weeks see the career fairs making their appearance this Autumn. Which means lots of employers on campus, showcasing their graduate jobs, placement year offerings and internship opportunities. Obviously a recruitment fair is not the only way to find work - you can search for vacancies online or even have them sent … Continue reading Careers fairs – what are the benefits?
More than money. Lindsay tells us all about her summer internship
Lindsay Christison, a 2nd year Politics student reveals how her summer internship has helped shape her future career plan.
Summer’s here and the time is right…
…for dancing in the streets, maybe, but it’s also a great time for building up your work experience. It could be a formal, three month internship, a few week’s work experience, a volunteering scheme or some ‘portfolio’ work, spanning a number of different jobs. It’s all work experience that can help build your CV, your … Continue reading Summer’s here and the time is right…
Careers blog: Why should I do a summer internship?
Careers blog written by Cara Close, Graduate Intern - Student Engagement & Communications, Careers With exams (almost) over and summer holidays just around the corner, it’s all too easy to forget about responsibilities for a while and let the months breeze by. However, you will thank your past self at your graduation by using this free … Continue reading Careers blog: Why should I do a summer internship?
Do you know what you’re doing this summer?
Okay, so ideally you’d like to have a holiday at some point in the summer vacation and rightly so. What with a full academic year of assignments, essays, tutorials, lectures and exams - you’ve earned the break. However, with 13 weeks of vacation, it’s also an ideal time to get some work experience in whatever … Continue reading Do you know what you’re doing this summer?
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