IH intern, Nathan Stilwell is spending his summer as a Marketing & Digital Content Intern with Brett Nicholls Associates. I’m close to half way through my internship with Brett Nicholls Associates and it's going great. They are a brilliant and small family accounting company that specialises in the Third Sector. Launching their social media has … Continue reading Intern Insight: Nathan introduces Brett Nicholls Associates to the digital age
If you are an international student studying in Glasgow or a home student who has studied abroad, you will be able to reflect on how gaining an international experience has enabled you to develop in a range of ways. There are so many ways in which gaining this experience is enriching for those who do … Continue reading Selling your international experience to employers
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
The IH has been supporting GUEST to recruit paid student interns for a number of years now. This year's GUEST Coordinators Callum, Lucy and Kate were from a range of year groups across the Colleges of Arts and Social Sciences. Working for the Glasgow University Environmental Sustainability Team (GUEST) is the best job you could … Continue reading Intern insight: Glasgow University Environmental Sustainability Team (GUEST)
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?
Mhairi Black has become one of the most talked about and inspirational MPs of our time. She was 20 when she made her Maiden Speech which by the end of the day had 11m online views and was trending in Nigeria. She continues to capture hearts and minds for her no-nonsense criticism of Westminster. Who … Continue reading What can we learn from Mhairi Black MP?
The doom mongers amongst us spread fear that all our current jobs are going to disappear as the march of technology and whisper it, ROBOTS TAKE OVER. A more realistic way to look at the future is to work out for ourselves what jobs humans can do that computers can’t. The show must go on Robots cannot … Continue reading Future jobs are here!
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 of a trick question, because you don't want to say "not in this job,” or “in … Continue reading “Where do you see yourself in 5 years”
Are you in your penultimate year or perhaps earlier? Have you been hit with questions like this from a "well-meaning" friend or relative? There’s no doubt it can be extremely useful to get an internship. Lots of major graduate recruiters use summer internships as a two to three month interview, and more and more interns … Continue reading Three months off during the summer? I hope you’re going to get an internship!
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
The first thing to remember if you are not getting any interviews (yet) is to learn from this and not see a rejection as a personal failing in any way. Remember that the job market is very competitive and in reality no one gets every job that they apply for! The worst thing that you … Continue reading Help, I’m not getting any interviews!
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It’s the end of the interview and after nearly an hour of pouring your heart (and work experience) out to a potential employer, the hiring manager asks if you have any last questions before finishing. It’s meant to be a formality, of course—a way to end the conversation but it’s also an opportunity, to make … Continue reading 5 questions to ask to end the interview on a great note
Richard Nelson Bolles was born in 1927 in Wisconsin, USA, and is famous for his groundbreaking job search book “What Color is your Parachute”, which has an initial copyright date of 1970. It has been updated and re-issued most years since then. Bolles writes in a clear style and has often been quoted as the … Continue reading Finding Jobs in the Hidden Jobs Market
Did you have a good summer? What did you get up to? Many of you will have worked throughout, perhaps upping the hours at your part-time job or taking temp roles ? And some of you will have had a summer long internship. Or you may have volunteered to gain experience in areas such as … Continue reading Work Shadowing
IH intern, Craig Rintoul has been interning with JK Environmental in Conshohocken, just outside Philadelphia, for the past two months. Craig will be returning home soon to start his 4th year at UofG studying Chemistry. Interning with JKE really has been a crash course in environmental engineering and East Coast American geology! My responsibilities vary from … Continue reading Intern insight: Living and working in America!
...as in "you need to watch your tone of voice young lady". A statement often heard in our house growing up. Granted it was usually in response to my biting, witty, teenage sarcasm, but tone is something we all need to be wary of in our written communications - especially when applying for a job. … Continue reading Tone (And its importance in your applications)…
IH intern, Madeleine Fleming is enjoying her time with Ocean Youth Trust Scotland where she is involved in marketing, events and fundraising. I am now halfway through my internship with Ocean Youth Trust Scotland, and I’m loving it! I’ve always known I want to work in the Third Sector so when I saw this opportunity with … Continue reading Intern Insight: Sailing towards a bright future
Graduates have always hoped that their degree in itself would be a passport to a top job and to career advancement but, as everyone knows, qualifications are only part of the picture. I have recently attended a number of conferences and events that focussed on employability and all the speakers in the field have a … Continue reading What really gets you hired?