You need to have a Computing or Software Engineering degree to get a decent IT job. Don’t you?

Employers are constantly searching for graduates with strong IT skills and the IT skills shortage in the labour market isn’t predicted to change any time soon. This must be good news for any Computing Science or Software Engineering Graduate? Well yes, it is, however, it doesn’t stop there – employers are simply unable to fill all … Continue reading You need to have a Computing or Software Engineering degree to get a decent IT job. Don’t you?

Work Experience for international postgraduate students

You’re currently studying for your master’s degree and on a tier 4 visa, you’d like to gain some UK work experience before returning home as you know that international experience will look great on your CV? However, the internships you’ve found are mainly during summer, you can’t work full time during the summer and you’ve … Continue reading Work Experience for international postgraduate students

5 reasons why working for an SME could get your career off to a flying start

If you have not considered working for a Small or Medium Sized Enterprise (SME) this might just change your mind. From your school days right the way through university everyone tells you that you should want to work for a large organisation but why? Looks better on your CV, better pay, more career opportunities? By … Continue reading 5 reasons why working for an SME could get your career off to a flying start

What is the entry route for PhD graduates into careers outside of academia?

This is a very common question I am asked by PhD students and post-doc researchers who are thinking of moving away from academic roles.  It is also something that I know can cause frustration and stress for you as it can be time-consuming to find out the answer from employers. The first point I want … Continue reading What is the entry route for PhD graduates into careers outside of academia?

Ten pieces of advice for aspiring journalists from the editor of Press Gazette

This excellent, vocationally focussed advice comes from The Press Gazette's publication "How to be a journalist 2016/17". It contains lots of super useful industry advice. 1.Practice, practice, practice. I was lucky enough to be able to get high marks in most academic exams through last-minute cramming. That won't work in journalism, it is a craft … Continue reading Ten pieces of advice for aspiring journalists from the editor of Press Gazette

“Commercial awareness” – What is it and how do you show you have it?

Worried about demonstrating “commercial awareness” at an interview? Most employers want to know that you have “commercial awareness”. Whether you are looking to work for a multinational or a small business, a charity or in the arts, potential employers will all expect you to demonstrate this. Students are often anxious that if they don’t read the … Continue reading “Commercial awareness” – What is it and how do you show you have it?

Graduate Schemes: Is it the end of filtering by UCAS points?

Lots of changes are afoot in the recruitment process for students and graduates applying to graduate schemes. One change that has got us Careers Advisers giddy with excitement is that one of the biggest graduate recruiters in the UK, PwC, has announced that for the majority of their graduate opportunities they are no longer going … Continue reading Graduate Schemes: Is it the end of filtering by UCAS points?