An easy first step to help with choosing a career path

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

Results not what you hoped for? read on (Part 2)

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)

Results not what you hoped for? – read on (Part 1)

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)

Your career – how lucky can you be?!

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?!

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

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

Just send that email

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