Week 1 of the new academic year is just round the corner. Some of you will be entering a new year of your studies and others just starting out on your first (hello there, #Freshers!). Whatever year you’re in, there will be something you can be doing now to enhance your chances of getting a … Continue reading What can I do to improve my chances of getting a job?
Securing an internship is an achievement in itself, but as the saying goes, “Sometimes we're all so quick to count down the days that we forget to make the days count" (Unknown). Follow our handy tips to keep your motivation on track and end your internship on a positive note: Take time to reflect. You … Continue reading Tips to end your internship on a positive note
As we’re coming to the end of the academic year and starting to look forward to the next one we thought you’d like a reminder of our Top 5 most-viewed posts since summer 2016. Top of the list is Edinburgh graduates making a difference with the Scottish Government – insights from our alumni on the … Continue reading Your top 5 careers post choices
Kate, our EmployEd on Campus intern, has been experimenting…. It can feel daunting thinking about work after Uni, especially if you don’t know what you want to do for a job. Heading into my fourth and final year, the question of what I want to do is starting to weigh heavily. I decided to do … Continue reading An easy first step to help with choosing a career path
Practical advice from Janet F. There may be some practical things you need to do if your degree result isn’t what you hoped for: Contact relevant people: If you’re holding an offer dependent upon a classification you didn’t achieve – take action and contact the employer/course provider as soon as possible. Explain any extenuating circumstances … Continue reading Results not what you hoped for? read on (Part 2)
Thanks to Janet Forsyth, Careers Consultant, for this. Finals over and not sure you’re going to get the result you hoped for? It isn’t necessarily all doom and gloom. I’ve been in this job a long time, and seen generations of students who didn’t get what they’d hoped for. And yes, it can be a … Continue reading Results not what you hoped for? – read on (Part 1)
This post by our Careers Consultant Janet Forsyth shows you how to be lucky. I was prompted to think again about the role of luck in people’s career by a recent article in the Guardian, – The secret of success? Believe in luck’. I often hear people talking about the role luck has played in … Continue reading Your career – how lucky can you be?!
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
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
Making a speculative application isn’t as hard as you may think, says Isabella Hughes, Careers Information Adviser Towards the end of my second year I thought it was a good idea to start thinking about what I wanted to do after graduation. With three months of summer ahead of me I wanted to fill it … Continue reading Just send that email