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 already has a job lined up? Whatever it was, it worked! So, now you have … Continue reading Why you don’t need to write a CV (yet)
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?
I’ve been thinking about resilience recently. It was my Uncle’s funeral last week. The eulogy was thought-provoking. He’d been a student in Glasgow when World War 2 broke out. From that moment, aged just 19, his whole future changed. He was thrust into combat and forced to take a different path. He sailed in … Continue reading Resilience – We all need it!
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
Why aren't there more media companies on campus? We are well aware that most of the jobs advertised for graduates are not with media related companies. Because of this we bend over backwards to get media companies onto campus. They don't usually come. Why? They do not have graduate training programmes. This means that they … Continue reading Getting a graduate job in Arts, Culture and Media
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
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?
International employers consistently tell us that they value graduates who have global awareness, particularly those who can demonstrate that they took the initiative to study or work overseas as part of their degree. The reason for this is clear - graduates who have studied or worked abroad tend to be culturally aware, able to work … Continue reading Develop your global mindset
Diversity is a wide ranging subject and only some of it, but a good bit of it, comes under the nine protected characteristics within the Equality Act 2010: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. To me, diversity is about inclusion and about … Continue reading Diversity in the Workplace
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
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?
Maybe it’s the number of bestselling books, magazine articles and radio programmes on the subject, or maybe it’s the sheer absence of it in our house at present (our boiler’s kaput)...for whatever reason, ‘hygge' has been on my mind recently. In fact, hygge (pronounced hue-gah) is so in vogue that it was short-listed for the … Continue reading ‘Hygge’ your career
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 I currently have was not my first and certainly won’t be my last! It is, … Continue reading Establishing Yourself in Your First Job
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 you see a poster for the same event…your memory is jogged. Then you’re having lunch … Continue reading Words of wisdom from First Tuesday Club
Sarah Davies has had an amazing broadcast career so far (look her up on linkedin as Sarah Topalian Davies) and it only looks as if it is going to get better with an imminent move to a major production company in LA – she’s not allowed to spill the beans just yet. With experience working … Continue reading The TV Guide From Sarah Davies of the Discovery Family
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 a career with the BBC The other group visited the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and … Continue reading MY Tours – 12 February 2016
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?