By Ellie O'Brien, final-year zoology student I decided at the beginning of fourth year that I was simply going to forget about the future. Focus on exams. Head down, do the work, it will come later. Naturally, I ignored myself the second that I realised everyone else was doing something more proactive. Friends started discussing … Continue reading Four weddings and a job application: the skill in completing university, finding a career and not worrying about who’s doing what
Our Careers & Global Opportunities newsletter links to a video on how to get the best from Glasgow Careers: Vacancies; Job Seeking Strategies; Career planning advice and much more… Only the other day I was talking to a Computer Science student (graduating in 2022) who told me they had applied for hundreds of Tech and … Continue reading Careers Manager Advice: Watch Where you Look!
By Katie Connor, careers service intern and L3 immunology student A pandemic is a strange time to be entering into the early stages of a life sciences career. Covid-19 has caused profound changes in all aspects of our lives since the beginning of the pandemic. For many life sciences students, this impact has been multifaceted. … Continue reading Studying during a pandemic – perspective and tips from a life sciences student
At the start of each new year job market predictions feature prominently in the media. So, what’s being forecast this year for the Graduate Recruitment Market in 2022? You might be forgiven for feeling gloomy about graduate prospects, fearing a negative impact on opportunities from the Covid pandemic. In fact, reports conclude that the opposite is … Continue reading NEW YEAR, NEW OPPORTUNITIES!
Xing Ning, MFin International Finance, Adam Smith Business School I never imagined I'd be starting my career in London six months ago, until I received an offer from Deloitte. I came to Glasgow in December 2020 and enjoyed my first online semester from January 2021. It’s really a challenge for me to adapt as everything … Continue reading Finding a job in the UK, experience of an international student
If you are thinking of getting in touch with a contact to help you get opportunities, then I recommend that you have updated your CV and LinkedIn profile. However, who do you contact? Where do you start? It can be awkward asking for help, but it is good to remember that most people want to … Continue reading How to send messages to your network to help you find opportunities
Have you got an interview coming up and you are wondering how to prepare? In today’s blog, I look at 5 common interview questions and how to approach these. Tell me about yourself It is common at the start of the interview that employers will use an open question like ‘tell me about yourself’ When … Continue reading Common interview questions and how to approach them
Internship Hub employer, freetobook give an insight into their internships and what they have to offer Internships are often our very first proper and tangible experience of the profession we’ve dreamt of working in. If undertaken successfully, internships should answer a few key questions… what’s working life really like in that profession, after Uni where … Continue reading What does a great internship look like?
If you've read Shirley Sayer's blog from last week, then you'll know that "Green opportunities are not only booming, but are incredibly diverse, spanning a wide range of industries, from more obvious ones like renewable energy, to those less expected, like finance, healthcare and fashion.” If you’re motivated by the thought that your work will … Continue reading Sustainability – the New IT?￼
With COP26 just around the corner and climate change very much at the forefront of all our minds, you might be feeling inspired to find out more about the green economy and its opportunities for graduates. Worldwide, the Global Commission on the Future of Work expects 24m new jobs to be created over the next … Continue reading The Future is Bright…Green
There are a few things you can consider when deciding if a job is a good match for you. I can hear you say, I am just delighted to get an offer of a job, as it is a competitive graduate job market. You all want a job that excites and people you can work … Continue reading Finding out a company culture when you are interviewing remotely
Are you job searching just now? Or will you be soon? If so, the Careers Service brings you a very wide range of opportunities. We offer you a searchable and central job vacancy portal in GlasgowCareers. And currently, we are advertising over one thousand two hundred opportunities across our various local, UK and international job … Continue reading Opportunities: For Now and Later
Welcome to our new students and welcome back to our returning students. As we start the new term this blog will give you an overview of how what’s on offer here at the Careers Service. It’s never to early to start planning your future and you can access the service from your first year, up … Continue reading Making the most of the Careers Service
You may have heard of computerised CV scanners used by companies that receive a high volume of applications. These are called applicant tracking systems (ATS). The internet has completely transformed the job searching landscape. Years ago, you might have walked the streets with your paper CV and gone to speak to a manager for a … Continue reading Getting your CV past the automised CV scanners
It’s a great idea to keep up to date with the labour market so that you know how COVID and other factors have impacted on your preferred career paths and sectors. Sensationalist articles in the popular press can leave you feeling worried that this is a hopeless time to be looking for internships, graduate schemes … Continue reading How do I find out what’s happening in the graduate labour market?
It can be hard to remain motivated and positive in the transition between university and your next step. And the phrase finding a job is a full-time job is true! Plus, being turned down or not even hearing about an application is not a great feeling. Here are a few things to consider. Being organised … Continue reading Staying motivated whilst looking for jobs
This blog is written in July 2021 when the graduate labour market, and more broadly the economy, are still struggling with the effects of the pandemic. They have been grappling with this for some time now. At the same time, the actual campus experience has felt so strange in recent times (not being on campus … Continue reading Skills developed while getting through a pandemic
Recently we held Graduate Advice Week for our graduating cohort of 2021. It was a week chock full of industry professionals getting our grads geared up for life and work beyond these walls. The advice was amazing, and we would like to share some of the best of it with the rest of you. 1. … Continue reading What we learned at Graduate Advice Week 2021
A CV that goes off into the online application ether. An interview for a second interview that never comes or a rejection letter that says thanks but no thanks. Rejection at any stage of the interview process is never fun and it can really dint your confidence. If you are also working hard on exams … Continue reading Facing application and interview rejection
Iona Campbell, a postgraduate student, explains the benefits of taking part in an internship with third sector organisation, Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland as part of the Find a Solution programme. As a Master’s student in human rights, I was looking for an opportunity to gain professional experience in research and came across an internship with … Continue reading Why interning in the third sector might be right for you