How do I find out what’s happening in the graduate labour market?

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?

Why interning in the third sector might be right for you

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

Situational Judgement Tests – Thinking Ahead

The thinking behind psychometrics – selecting candidates for types of jobs based on fair but competitive assessment of their intelligence-based behaviour – has been around for thousands of years. Situational judgement tests (SJTs), however, have only been around for fifty years. It took a while for them to gain ground in the recruitment landscape – … Continue reading Situational Judgement Tests – Thinking Ahead

Student Stories: our spring week experience

Spring weeks or insight days offer early year students the opportunity to gain work experience, build connections in competitive industries. These pre-internship experiences are popular and important for those considering a career in investment banking but they also feature in other sectors such as professional services, law, accountancy and consulting. They last from a few … Continue reading Student Stories: our spring week experience

Reasons you should write a cover letter even when the job description says it is optional.

Writing a cover letter for every application is tricky as you have been told that you need to target it to each job.  So, when you come across the words “cover letter optional” or it is not even mentioned on a job posting, you might feel a weight lift off you. After all, your application … Continue reading Reasons you should write a cover letter even when the job description says it is optional.

I have been accepted onto a postgrad course. Is 2020 a good time to undertake postgraduate study?

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?