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

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  

The best Data Scientists know how to tell stories

Many thanks to my colleague Ruth Donnelly for this post on careers in data science and if you're interested look our for the Data Talent Scotland event happening later in March - Rebecca There has been an exponential explosion in number of jobs relating to data science and this is only likely to continue growing, … Continue reading The best Data Scientists know how to tell stories

Saying Yes: The art of managing a portfolio career in the creative industries

Thank you to Peggy Hughes  from Literary Dundee for this really helpful guest post on how to juggle a portfolio career in the creative industries. Peggy will be hosting a table at CCCF16  World of Books & Publishing on Thursday 3rd March. Come along and meet her there! Great chance to pick up more tips...... … Continue reading Saying Yes: The art of managing a portfolio career in the creative industries

#ECOWeek16 – Next Steps

As we reach the end of #ECOWeek16 I'd like to thank my colleague Janet Onyia for this blog post which highlights some of the Careers Service resources to help you find out more about the vast array of opportunities in this sector - Rebecca As we draw to the end of this year’s Environmental Career … Continue reading #ECOWeek16 – Next Steps

Food, Farming and The Third Sector

As part of #ECOWeek16 this guest blog comes from Joe Hind.  Joe works for the Soil Association on the Food for Life Scotland Programme. After completing a social anthropology degree at St Andrews Joe moved to London and worked for Energywatch and then the Advertising Standards Authority before returning to Scotland to start his own … Continue reading Food, Farming and The Third Sector

Grow your experience for a green career

To kick off #ECOWeek16 we have a post that features some student insights into working in the environmental sector; the students did work placements through Bright Green Placement's Environmental Placement Programme.  The post comes via my colleague Sarah Conway who works in our Employer Team and gives some fantastic insights into what the students got … Continue reading Grow your experience for a green career

Do you believe in Unicorns?

Many thanks to my colleague Sharon Cant for this post promoting our upcoming Careers in IT event - Rebecca Unicorn /ˈjuː.nɪ.kɔːn/ noun 1. a mythical animal typically represented as a horse with a single straight horn projecting from its forehead 2. a term used in the US Investments industry to describe a start-up company, usually … Continue reading Do you believe in Unicorns?

CareerConfident16 – Transitioning from student to professional

This post comes from my colleague Kayleigh McGarry; it's partly a promo of our CareerConfident week of events next week but also includes information on the sorts of skills employers are looking for and some handy hints on faux pas to avoid when you're networking and meeting with employers - invaluable advice if you're making … Continue reading CareerConfident16 – Transitioning from student to professional

George Clooney or the UN?

Many thanks to my colleague Sarah Innes for this blog post on the recent United Nations recruitment presentation - it includes some great insights on how to develop your potential as a candidate - Rebecca There was a buzz in wet and blustery Edinburgh last Thursday night – not the arrival of George Clooney for … Continue reading George Clooney or the UN?