job search

8 tips to speed up your job search

Has your job hunt not been yielding the results you’d like? Or are things moving at a slower pace than you’d hoped? If so, it might be time to re-evaluate how you’ve been approaching your search so far. Looking for work can be time-consuming, but putting in the hours will eventually pay off. The half-hearted…

Nottingham Trent University Case Study

How Nottingham Trent University increased student activities by 66%

Nottingham Trent University has increased overall student engagement with their Career Centre by increasing e-learning resources, expanding their award offering and improving award administration and validation. Activities have included the following: Single sign-on that integrates with graduate sign-on Implementation of a landing page for their Acceler8 and employability awards Implementation of award-specific mini-programmes (which Career…

career management

What is career management?

Your career is your journey through life, learning and work. Career management is about self-assessment, research and the structured planning, realisation and evaluation of that journey.Your career is nobody else’s responsibility but yours. If you want to succeed you need to actively manage it. Here are the core stages of career management: 1. Self-Assessment Firstly, you…

New job

How being the newbie can be an advantage

Ah – those new job jitters. Whether just starting out as a graduate or transitioning to a new role, being the new kid on the block can certainly be daunting and it’s not uncommon to feel out of one’s comfort zone in those early days. Sometimes leaving your comfort zone behind is a good thing,…

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Top LinkedIn tips for graduates

You may have heard LinkedIn described as “Facebook for grown-ups”, but it’s really a lot more important (and complex) than that. As the world’s number one online business network, it can be a fantastic springboard for students and recent graduates looking to make the leap into the professional world. Opening a LinkedIn account is not to…