The tips I used to land my postgraduate job
Posted on: 21/03/2017A little while ago, after I had graduated from University with a degree in English Literature, I saw a video online by a motivational speaker. This chap was arguing that life in your early 20s, or after graduation, shouldn’t be a scary time full of pressure, but a time of liberation and freedom; a time to go where you want, do what you want and enjoy life free from the baggage you’ll one day accumulate. Delightful. As lovely as this sentiment was, I still found myself growling at the screen through a mouthful of stress-eaten crisps. Because Read More...
Get Your Name Online: Make Your Personal Website in 15 Minutes
Posted on: 02/03/2017Setting up your own website can sound like a big deal, and something that would require a lot of technical expertise, time and effort. While it’s true that you should take time to fine tune your website’s appearance and messaging – actually setting up your site to have a personal landing page can be done very simply, and in as little as fifteen minutes! You’ll also be pleased to hear that you don’t need an advanced understanding of coding systems like HTML or CSS to get your name out there on the web. Here’s h Read More...
Tips for Choosing a Domain for Your Personal Brand
Posted on: 15/02/2017In 2012, I founded The Be Group to provide a service that would help people to build and develop their personal brands. The Be Group focuses on three main areas: personal branding, image consultancy and employability skills training. This means that I get to speak at many events and facilitate workshops about personal branding on a regular basis – I love it! I always say there is at least one element of your personal brand that you can address from the comfort of your home, a coffee shop or the library on your university campus, and that’s y Read More...
My alternative postgrad experience
Posted on: 14/02/2017My name is Grace, I am 21 years old and in July of 2016 I graduated from the University of Nottingham with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology. Like many other final year students and graduates, I had little to no idea about what my next steps were and I felt a little overwhelmed by all the decisions I was having to make. I knew that I didn’t want to study for a masters as I wasn’t interested in being a professional sociologist, but I also knew that I didn’t feel quite ready for a full time job just yet. As time went on, I Read More...
Things I've learned 6 months into a graduate scheme
Posted on: 07/02/2017Theoretically the hard part should be over. The gruelling 2-day assessment centre has been and gone, the panic-inducing online tests have been completed, and the awkward Skype interview where the iPad didn’t work and I nearly swore in frustration is (thankfully) way in the past. Everyone tells you what a great opportunity a graduate scheme is, and it is, but the reality of the shiny new job can be a little different to what was expected. 6 months into my scheme, and here’s what I’ve learned about the rewards, the career mistakes, and Read More...
Heading up a classroom might sound daunting, but teaching could be your ticket to career satisfaction, finds Flora Neighbour. Teaching is becoming the choice for a huge number of graduates who seek secure and rewarding careers. According to the Training and Development Agency for Schools, enquiries about routes into this area have surged by 34 per cent since the start of the recession...
Engineer the right career
Solving problems is what engineering is all about. While you may think roles just include the typical areas like civil engineering, mechanical engineering and electronic engineering, you’d be surprised at some of the other specialisms that you could go into and some of the areas of crossover. Anita Peach discovers that if you want...
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