LinkedIn: 5 tips for creating an effective online presence

The University of Edinburgh recently launched a brand new Digital Footprint MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) which focuses on the different dimensions of a digital footprint, including developing an effective online presence. As part of the MOOC I recorded a video with my top 5 tips for creating an effective online presence using networking platforms … Continue reading LinkedIn: 5 tips for creating an effective online presence

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The key to strengths based interviews

Recently I visited FDM Group to observe an assessment day at their Glasgow office (big thanks to the FDM staff who were very welcoming and importantly to the candidates for letting me observe them too!).  FDM use strengths based interviewing as part of their assessment process and I picked up so many useful tips to … Continue reading The key to strengths based interviews

Life (like) robots

Thanks to my colleague Susan Bird for this post with some exciting updates and developments at the University - Rebecca In a time of fast-moving political change, the University of Edinburgh has announced something of a coup in the field of scientific change. Scientists are marking the opening of the first fully automated DNA production … Continue reading Life (like) robots

England and Wales Law trainee numbers are on the up!

Thanks to my colleague Kay Barbour for this blog post which gives an update on what's happening south of the border with Law traineeships; do take a look if you're considering this route in to the profession - Rebecca According to the Annual Statistical Report of the Law Society of England and Wales there was a 9% rise … Continue reading England and Wales Law trainee numbers are on the up!

What does Brexit mean for the UK recruitment industry?

Just hours after the news that the UK has voted to leave the EU here's a quick blog post from my colleague Deborah Fowlis about what this might mean for the recruitment industry - Rebecca Now that the UK has voted to leave the EU, there is a nationwide debate raging on the impact this … Continue reading What does Brexit mean for the UK recruitment industry?

Scottish life sciences alive and kicking!

Thanks to my colleague Susan Bird for this update on what's happening in the Scottish life sciences sector - Rebecca Leading cell manufacturer Roslin Cells was spun out from the company that cloned Dolly the sheep. Now the company offers two main services – Cell Therapy Contract Manufacturing and Development, and Research Induced Pluripotent Stem … Continue reading Scottish life sciences alive and kicking!

Discovering the potential: interdisciplinary science in public health

Many thanks to my colleague Susan Bird for this blog post which reports on a recent visit she made to the Discovery Centre for Translational and Interdisciplinary Research in Dundee - it includes some great insights on the skills and attributes needed for this area of work, including networking and building connections - Rebecca At … Continue reading Discovering the potential: interdisciplinary science in public health

Hidden Disabilities and the Workplace  

Many thanks to my colleague Kay Barbour for this blog post on disability and the workplace, which contains some interesting facts and figures plus practical and useful advice on disclosing disabilities to employers - Rebecca The University’s Disability Service reports that 9.5% of the student body has indicated a disability - according to their UCAS … Continue reading Hidden Disabilities and the Workplace  

Scientific employers – what makes them attractive?

Thanks to my colleague Deborah Fowlis for this post which reports on a recent survey of employees of scientific employers - well worth a read if you're planning on entering this sector after graduation - Rebecca A global survey has just been done to find out which scientific organisations are most attractive to applicants.  The … Continue reading Scientific employers – what makes them attractive?

What is strategy consulting?

Following our post earlier this week on consulting here's a guest blog post from one of our graduates, Tom Redpath, all about strategy consulting - it gives a really good insight into what's involved in this job role - Rebecca Strategy Consulting is a competitive career to get into, but offers a wide variety of … Continue reading What is strategy consulting?