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About GUcareers

Inspiring our students to identify their career goals and achieve their full personal and professional potential. Whatever stage you’re at with your plans for the future, the University of Glasgow Careers Service is here to help. We offer careers advice, information, education and guidance through events, workshops and one to one coaching.

“Where do you see yourself in 5 years”

It seems to be a stock question that interviewers keep using. That doesn’t make it any easier to answer so how do you answer “where do you see yourself in 5 years”  in an interview? This can feel like a bit … Continue reading

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Establishing Yourself in Your First Job

Lucy Molloy is a UofG politics grad who is now on the Rocket Fuel Sales Graduate Scheme. She reflects on her experience and how you can make the best start possible in your first role. Like most of you who are reading this, the job … Continue reading

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The ups and downs of Postgraduate Research

Sinéad Savage is a UofG science grad who went on to study for a PhD. She reflects on her experience and the pros and cons of further study.  The decision to continue on to postgraduate study comes very easily to some, and … Continue reading

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‘Snap up’ for a job in marketing

Mary Daily, University of Glasgow arts graduate, has one of the coolest job titles around, President and Chief Marketing Officer for 20th Century Fox. She dropped by last week from LA to give a masterclass to our Media Management students. … Continue reading

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Words of wisdom from First Tuesday Club

So here’s how it works… you get the Careers Service What’s On email in your inbox telling you about some event… you might be interest but you’re too busy to read more about it.  Next, you’re in the library and … Continue reading

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Communicating with recruiters

You have followed all the advice out there and made the best application possible, so naturally you’re all set to get called for an interview or assessment centre. But it is possible to give the recruiter a feeling of “buyer’s remorse” … Continue reading

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MY Tours – 12 February 2016

As part of MY Career Week, two groups of students took part in MY Tours. One group got a tour of BBC Scotland – getting to see behind the scenes, take over the news desk and get tips on building … Continue reading

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Why you don’t need to write a CV (yet)

It’s difficult to know where it came from: Was it that innocuous comment from a family relative? Was it hearing friends talking about applying for roles and deadlines coming up? Or was it that comment you overheard about someone who … Continue reading

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#FirstYearInformation

If you missed any of the #FirstYearInformation posts during the start of term, you can find them all here: FYI: Sign up for our vacancy database so you’re first to know about part time jobs. You can customise your preferences … Continue reading

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Communicating skills for CVs

One of the hardest things when it comes to applying for work is turning your experiences into the sort of language recruiters want to hear. So, we wanted to show some examples of how you turn your part time work, involvement in … Continue reading

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