Looking at the Scottish job market, on St Andrew’s Day

We know lots of our graduates love Edinburgh so much (and who can blame them!) they want to stay within easy reach and look for jobs in Scotland.  On St Andrew’s Day* let’s take a quick look at a few sites you can use to keep up to date with what’s happening in Scotland’s world … Continue reading Looking at the Scottish job market, on St Andrew’s Day

Joining a learned society – what’s in it for me?

Rachel Taylor, Careers Consultant, highlights one way of developing networks which you may not have considered. And it has other benefits too....   I recently attended a conference entitled ‘Enhancing the Employability of Biosciences Students’.  The event was hosted by three learned societies and a key theme emerging from the day was that being a … Continue reading Joining a learned society – what’s in it for me?

Working with monsters and the macabre

Halloween’s great for dressing up and partying and the excitement it generates is good for the retail industry too. Spending on novelty goods, costumes and themed foods all contribute to making this the third biggest retail event in the UK (after Christmas and Easter), worth well over £300 million, as this brief piece from the … Continue reading Working with monsters and the macabre

One international graduate’s story of working in the UK

As part of our Focus on International Students week one of our graduates tells how she got a graduate job in the UK Xin Huang graduated in 2014 with a degree in Economics and Accounting from the University of Edinburgh. She now works in internal audit for Barclays bank in London. Here Xin describes her … Continue reading One international graduate’s story of working in the UK

Getting started with your career in another country

Kirsten introduces this post. As part of our Focus on International Students week let's explore how the Careers Service can support you if you are planning to return home either after graduating or over summer. Get advice from your networks Students are often quick to look for information on websites before thinking about who they … Continue reading Getting started with your career in another country

The F- word and future success

Shelagh Green, our Director, on the f-word that's not as bad as it sounds. No, not that one.  I mean fail….I was prompted to think about what it feels like to fail and how we respond to failure, since reading this article .  A leading US entrepreneur credits her success to her dad’s regular question, … Continue reading The F- word and future success

Part-time jobs – spotting scams

We know a lot of you are looking for part-time jobs just now - and please don't panic; the vast majority of ads will be absolutely fine! Just occasionally, though, we hear about job adverts which aren’t genuine. If you’re taken in by one of these it could cause you a lot of anxiety, distress … Continue reading Part-time jobs – spotting scams

Effective group working

Sharon Maguire, Careers Consultant, posted this recently on her Career Connect blog for online distance learners. It's relevant to us all, whether in work, in further study or just in life - and perhaps worth bearing in mind if you're preparing for group exercises at an assessment centre. There was an interesting article in the … Continue reading Effective group working

Want an internship or grad job in investment banking?

Opening dates for applications for investment banking – and closing dates – are early. Several of those we’re currently advertising have deadlines in October. So, if you’re aiming to get an internship or a graduate job for summer/autumn 2018 in this sector, don’t leave it too late. Start planning and preparing now so you don’t … Continue reading Want an internship or grad job in investment banking?

Finding part-time work in Edinburgh

Careers Consultant Kirsten Roche gives advice on finding a part-time job. We see lots of students who want a part-time job in Edinburgh. This can be trickier than many students first expect as there are lots of students in Edinburgh all trying to get the same jobs. The Careers Service can support you in finding … Continue reading Finding part-time work in Edinburgh