Alumni Insight – Why I’m so pleased I stumbled across digital marketing

We are delighted to share this guest post from Kate Bielich who graduated from Edinburgh with a 2:1 Business Management degree in June 2016.  She took up a role as a Digital Marketing Executive with Attacat, an Edinburgh based marketing agency. One year on, here’s her thoughts on the industry and life in a small but … Continue reading Alumni Insight – Why I’m so pleased I stumbled across digital marketing

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Top tips for starting a new role

If you’ve secured a role over the summer vacation, congratulations! Whether it’s a summer job or an internship, your first day in the role is a bit like your first day at university – although you have done your research you’re still not sure what to expect.  Don’t panic! Have a read of our top … Continue reading Top tips for starting a new role

Advertising: An economic and social force for good in Scotland

I attended the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising Scotland’s Members’ Reception last week, and was left with a hugely positive impression of the advertising industry Scotland. I was particularly struck by the comments of Brian Coane from Leith Agency, outgoing IPA Scotland President, about the contribution that Advertising makes to the Scottish Economy.  Brian has been … Continue reading Advertising: An economic and social force for good in Scotland

Selling your experience – The Edinburgh Award

  Lizzie Mortimer explains how the Award helps you add value to your summer work experience or volunteering The summer vacation presents myriad opportunities to students; relax after the pressures of a busy academic year, catch up with friends and family, go on holiday, lie in....relax. But, this is a Careers Service blog, so of … Continue reading Selling your experience – The Edinburgh Award

Celebrating Burns Night

Today, 25th January, marks Burns Night and people throughout Scotland and all over the world will be celebrating the life and career of Robert Burns, Scotland’s most famous poet. I have fond memories of being at primary school and learning Burns’ poems to recite at the annual Burns day poetry competition. The achievement of a … Continue reading Celebrating Burns Night

Help! Is it ok to change my mind after I’ve accepted a job?

We’re sometimes asked this at the Helpdesk. Graduate employers spend a lot of time, money and effort on recruiting and aren’t likely to be impressed by candidates who enthusiastically accept an offer only to change their minds later on. Despite this it’s not unusual, however, for people to turn down a job they’ve previously accepted, … Continue reading Help! Is it ok to change my mind after I’ve accepted a job?

Are competitions worth the effort?

This blog post comes via my colleague Sharon Cant and features some insights from one of our graduates on how competitions can give you an insight into an employer or sector and help you to develop an understanding of the range of opportunities in the labour market - Rebecca Many employers and industries run competitions … Continue reading Are competitions worth the effort?

More graduates working in professional services, reveals DLHE 2014/15

Thanks to my colleague Jo Fairweather for this quick update following the recent release of the UK graduate destinations data for 2014/15 graduates. It gives a great insight into trends in the graduate recruitment market - Rebecca Graduate destinations just released for 2014/15 show that more leavers are working in professional services. Nearly two thirds … Continue reading More graduates working in professional services, reveals DLHE 2014/15

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!

Jobs in space

Many thanks to my colleague Matt Vickers for this blog post which gives an overview of jobs in the space sector and details of an event taking place next week - Rebecca From the 11th-17th July 2016 the famous Farnborough International Airshow takes place in Hampshire, England.  This biennial event (it alternates each year with … Continue reading Jobs in space