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
Listen to this and all the previous episodes. Vinusha's bio: I am currently a History undergraduate student who is completing a placement year at the NHS Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group. Although my degree and the NHS may not appear to have a direct link, I have an interest to work in the public sector, in … Continue reading What Do You Actually Do? Episode 58: Vinusha Haran, Placement Year experience in the NHS
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
Often the hardest part of anything is getting started, especially if you don’t know what you want the end result to look like. This particularly applies to exploring career ideas but we’re here to help you with getting started and this blog will show you 5 things you can do this term to help you … Continue reading Exploring career ideas
Listen to this and all the previous episodes. Want a job in research? Or interested in working in the media? This episode is for you. Today Kate talks to Lucy, York grad and current Journalism Researcher at BBC News, about what her job is actually like.Lucy's Bio:Lucy is a Journalism Researcher at BBC News, specialising … Continue reading What Do You Actually Do? Episode 57: Lucy Gilder, Journalism Researcher, BBC News
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
As a careers consultant working with Arts & Humanities students, this is a question I get asked all the time. It’s a fair question as it’s logical to assume that any employer that recruits graduates (and/or students for an internship or placement year) would want to come to an event aimed at students seeking employment … Continue reading Why don’t museums, publishers or creative industry employers come to Grad Fairs?
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