A few weeks ago, the Institute of Student Employers (ISE) conducted a Pulse Survey with scores of graduate recruiters across the UK to see what their student recruitment plans were. The context is a (now official) UK labour market recession but with a few emerging signs of the start of a gradual recovery. This type … Continue reading What is happening in graduate recruitment?
A Mathematics & Statistics class Congratulations on completing your undergraduate degree. Undoubtedly, this is a challenging time in which to transition into your next career step. If your career plans led you to apply for and accept a place on a Postgraduate Study programme for this Autumn then you may a degree of safety in … Continue reading I have been accepted onto a postgrad course. Is 2020 a good time to undertake postgraduate study?
Finding a job can feel like a full-time job in itself and after spending hours on an application and putting your heart and soul into it, it can be really disheartening to receive a rejection e-mail with no feedback on why you didn’t get the invitation to the next stage. In today’s blog, I’m going … Continue reading Job searching and applications – Q&A
Getting an ‘entry-level job’ is a competitive process. When you look at job descriptions and see the lists of skills and experiences companies are looking for the prospect can be overwhelming. You know you are ready to start a great career so how do you convince someone to give you an entry-level job? That is … Continue reading What should be on an entry level CV?
Finished exams and coursework and looking for ways to develop your skills online? In this blog, we'll explore 5 ways you can develop your skills and experience from the comfort of your home. 1. Take part in a virtual internship Internship Experience UK - 3 day virtual internships, content delivered by industry experts and leading … Continue reading 5 ways to develop your skills at home
Although this is a global pandemic, it has spread across the globe in such a way that entire regions move into and then beyond peak levels of infection at different times. All areas of life, culture and employment are affected, differently, according to region. More on that below. We know of course that the virus … Continue reading Career Progression Strategies During COVID-19
The CV that goes off into the online application ether. The call for a second interview that never comes. The rejection letter after all the effort you put into that interview that hits you hard. No matter what stage you are at in the job search process, it is likely that rejection has come your … Continue reading Getting over the rejection from job applications
COVID-19 arrived in March like a tornado, disrupting and changing all our lives in ways we could never have imagined. Now, three months on, and the academic year behind us, your thoughts may be turning to new opportunities beyond studies. If you’re wanting to explore a new career path, or start making applications for graduate … Continue reading Get Ahead of the Game with Informational Interviews
You really don't need me to tell you that all of us – including Careers Managers, Students, Academic Staff and all our friends and families - have been affected by the Covid 19 Pandemic, and the lockdown in particular. For most of us no changes come without some stresses and strains, and the bigger and … Continue reading Lockdown and Stress – It’s Personality!
Question: What do the people below have in common? Alex Smith, XpoNorth Paul Wilson: Musician, Snow Patrol Julie Fowlis: Musician Joe Mcalinden: Musician/ Composer/ Producer Mark Allen: Music Supervisor Mark Gordon: Owner, Score Draw Music Pete Fletcher: Producer, musician, studio owner, Black Bay Studio Dougie Brown: Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival/ Artist Manager/ The Gathering/ Blue Kirkhope: SMIA/ Artist Manager Caroline Campbell: Ironworks Venue/ Belladrum Tartan Heart … Continue reading The New Creative Normal
Are you about to graduate and thinking about your next steps? Or perhaps you’re in 1st, 2nd or 3rd year and while you are at home, you want to spend some time thinking about your future direction? Well in this week’s blog, I discuss 5 steps to start planning your future. STEP 1: GETTING TO … Continue reading 5 Steps you can take to plan your future
Hello to you all. I hope you are keeping well. All of us Careers Managers are keeping busy during lockdown offering lots of careers consultations via Zoom. For me this has included a lot of mock interviews for students and researchers who have been offered job interviews via Zoom. So yes, some vacancies may have … Continue reading Job Interviews on Zoom
We are living in strange times and necessity has now meant that your internship has gone virtual. What now? Some of you might be feeling a sense of unease about what lies ahead but the Internship Hub (with suggestions from our current interns) have put together some tips for making sure your internship is a success: 1. … Continue reading Making the most of your virtual internship
During these unprecedented times, it’s understandable that anxiety about the impact on graduate careers of the COVID-19 pandemic is growing. At this point, there is too much uncertainty to make specific predictions about the economic recovery that will come. What this post aims to do instead is to consider lessons learned from previous economic downturns. … Continue reading Learning lessons from previous downturns: 5 top tips
It’s hard to keep up with what’s happening just now, right? Lockdown, social distancing, some university buildings closing, and courses and exams moving online – or for some, no exams. On top of that you’re probably getting concerned about your internship plans, summer jobs or graduate roles. There’s so much to think about so let’s … Continue reading Covid-19 and Your Career: What we know and what you can do just now
We caught up with UofG History and Politics Grad, Kirsty Bryson in Hong Kong and filmed some of her top tips. Kirsty was also kind enough to answer some questions on her incredible international career so far working for Edrington. Watch the video and read her top advice below! Click here to watch Kirsty's 5 … Continue reading Cheers to an International Career in the Drinks Industry
The Global Ambassador Programme is focussed on providing you with a personal development opportunity where you will receive an introduction to the professional work environment, gain industry insight, and be inspired by learning about the career journey of your alumni host and others in their network. L: Evan working hard at Rufus Leonard, LondonR: Sara … Continue reading The Global Ambassador Programme: Your passport to career success
Week 1: Introductions Like many 1st year law students, having gone to great lengths to get an offer to study at Glasgow University, life beyond the degree was the last thing I wanted to think about. When I first heard about the City world, a career in London seemed entirely unachievable. Three years on, however, … Continue reading My Journey to a City Law Career by Saif Gilani
We’re sure you’ll all agree that UofG is a great place to study but have you ever thought about working here? Last year the Internship Hub advertised almost 150 on-campus internships in areas such as student support, research support, marketing and communications to name but a few. On-campus internships provide an excellent opportunity for you … Continue reading You can intern at UofG, not just study!
So you’re just about to graduate and thinking about looking for jobs or perhaps you’ve already been applying but haven’t had any success? You’ve noticed that a lot of graduate programs are closed and wondering if you’ve missed the boat? CHECK OUT GLASGOW CAREERS If you really want to do a graduate scheme, there … Continue reading Have I missed the boat for grad schemes?