GUEST BLOG: Insight into law


UoY Careers Balloon illy Guest interview with Simon Wilson, Senior Solicitor at Neil Hudgell Solicitors. Simon talks about how he got started in law and how young hopefuls can start their professional careers in the field of law.

What led to you become a Solicitor? 

I had an interest in the law from a young age. From about 12 I wanted to be a solicitor – in particular criminal cases on the news always fascinated me. This was fuelled by big criminal trials such as Peter Sutcliffe (the Yorkshire Ripper) and the Dennis Nilsen trial.

At school I studied Maths, History, Geography and General Studies. I don’t think you need to choose certain A levels and A level law certainly isn’t a pre requisite. My advice would be to choose a variety of subjects in order to demonstrate a wide range of skills.

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Science and Technology Careers Newsletter: Tips for a successful career in Science| UK companies hiring tech staff| Careers talks and workshops this term


Summer Term

Weeks 2-5

Science and Technology Careers Newsletter

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It’s becoming more and more apparent that work experience is essential to getting a job after you graduate – in fact, over 50% of Times Top 100 Employers say that candidates with no previous work experience have ‘little to no chance of receiving a job offer’ with their organisation. Similarly, over 1/3 of graduate jobs are filled by candidates who completed a student internship with company.

Careers is keen to support students looking for work experience, and that’s why this term, we’re running a #YouNeedWorkExperience campaign, focusing on all things work experience; what counts as work experience, how to find it at York and what effect it could have on your future job prospects. Get ahead and start thinking about your experience now – visit www.york.ac.uk/careers/experience for tips, support and information. In addition to this, every Wednesday of Summer Term our social media will be dedicated to #WorkExperienceWednesday, with handy tips and advice for getting work experience. There’s even a competition running! Make sure you follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page to get involved in the campaign.

Have you had a great internship, placement year or work experience? Tell us your story to inspire and encourage other students – complete a York Profile!

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Social Sciences Careers Newsletter: Jobs in the third sector| Paid work experience in York this summer| Careers talks and workshops this term


Summer Term

Weeks 2-5

Social Sciences Careers Newsletter

 

It’s becoming more and more apparent that work experience is essential to getting a job after you graduate – in fact, over 50% of Times Top 100 Employers say that candidates with no previous work experience have ‘little to no chance of receiving a job offer’ with their organisation. Similarly, over 1/3 of graduate jobs are filled by candidates who completed a student internship with the company.

Careers is keen to support students looking for work experience, and that’s why this term, we’re running a #YouNeedWorkExperience campaign, focusing on all things work experience; what counts as work experience, how to find it at York and what effect it could have on your future job prospects. Get ahead and start thinking about your experience now – visit www.york.ac.uk/careers/experience for tips, support and information. In addition to this, every Wednesday of Summer Term our social media will be dedicated to #WorkExperienceWednesday, with handy tips and advice for getting work experience. There’s even a competition running! Make sure you follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page to get involved in the campaign.

Have you had a great internship, placement year or work experience? Tell us your story to inspire and encourage other students – complete a York Profile!

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Arts and Humanities Careers Newsletter: How to use your language skills to get a job| Paid work experience in York this summer |Careers talks & workshops


Summer Term

Weeks 2-5

Arts and Humanities Careers Newsletter

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It’s becoming more and more apparent that work experience is essential to getting a job after you graduate – in fact, over 50% of Times Top 100 Employers say that candidates with no previous work experience have ‘little to no chance of receiving a job offer’ with their organisation. Similarly, over 1/3 of graduate jobs are filled by candidates who completed student internships with the company.

Careers is keen to support students looking for work experience, and that’s why this term, we’re running a #YouNeedWorkExperience campaign, focusing on all things work experience; what counts as work experience, how to find it at York and what effect it could have on your future job prospects. Get ahead and start thinking about your experience now – visit www.york.ac.uk/careers/experience for tips, support and information. In addition to this, every Wednesday of Summer Term our social media will be dedicated to #WorkExperienceWednesday, with handy tips and advice for getting work experience. There’s even a competition running! Make sure you follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page to get involved in the campaign.

Have you had a great internship, placement year or work experience? Tell us your story to inspire and encourage other students – complete a York Profile!

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GUEST BLOG: 5 ways to become more employable


UoY Careers Balloon illy Guest blog written by David Cole, CEO of Pen Heaven

When it comes to applying for roles after you graduate it goes without saying that you want to stand out from the crowd. With figures last year at around 39 applicants per graduate job it can feel like it is harder than ever to find that perfect role. However this doesn’t mean that you have to work harder and apply for hundreds of jobs, it is really just a case of working smarter. 

Broaden your horizons

Consider working for companies or brands that you may not have thought about in the past.  If you wanted to work for a shoe retailer for example you don’t only have the option of the huge brands like Nike or Adidas, there is a wealth of smaller, independent retailers where you would be able to gain invaluable experience. I’m not saying don’t aim high, I’m simply saying consider all of the possibilities. The same goes for if you are aiming for a specific role. Say you want to work in PR, you don’t just have to apply for PR agencies, there are also in-house roles, digital agencies, events and marketing agencies etc. Be sure you’re not limiting yourself. 

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GUEST BLOG: How to be successful in interviews


UoY Careers Balloon illy Guest blog written by Jenny Davies, Graduate Recruitment and Events Coordinator, FDM Group

If you are currently in your final year at university and are looking for a graduate job, or if you are looking for an internship or placement, you will undoubtedly be asked to attend an interview at some stage. It is therefore important to ensure that you are well prepared and know what to expect.

Preparing for interviews can seem like a very difficult task, not knowing what an employer will be looking for and how to present yourself in the best way possible. However, there are a number of things every graduate can do in order to prepare before an interview…

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