Now graduation is over you may have turned your attention to the little matter of job hunting. Here are some handy tips on getting started.
Photo by Anna Shvets on Pexels.com There’s some great help and advice on our website to help you with preparing for, and attending, job interviews. It includes thinking about how you’ll answer interview questions using the CAR or STAR technique. Use whichever you find easier to remember, to help structure your reply. Answering the question CAR … Continue reading “Tell me about yourself” Cracking the interview
"The very fact that you’ve faced and overcome the challenges of having to study online, and adapted to a complete change in society is no mean feat. Employers will recognise that fact." These are tough times for students and those who are about to graduate (as well as those who graduated in 2020) and, understandably, … Continue reading Preparing to graduate in difficult times – 5 myths busted
Christmas vacation - at last! We’re all feeling the strain after this year’s unexpected events, so this vacation is a particularly welcome time. Yes, you might have revision to start or course work to finish, but be sure to take a breather as well. It’s more important than ever that you take some time to … Continue reading Time for a well-earned break (and possibly one careers action?!) this Christmas
Whatever stage you’re at in your career journey, there’ll come a time when you need a CV - for a part-time job; to accompany a further study application; as a speculative approach to a company or an application for another type of job opportunity. Even if you don’t need one right now, drafting the basics … Continue reading Unlock your potential in lockdown (part 3): Perfect time for a CV make-over
On campus We are open on campus from 10:00 to 17:00 Monday to Friday. The Enquiry Desk will be staffed and Careers drop-in will be available for quick queries with an Information Officer, between the drop-in hours of 11:00 to 13:00. Watch our video on Facebook or Instagram to see the safety measures we have … Continue reading What to expect at Careers and Placements this term
You may have seen some emails from Careers and Placements, inviting you to get started with Handshake. Handshake is our new portal and for those that remember Careers Gateway, this is it's replacement. york.joinhandshake.co.uk What can you do in Handshake? Many of the functions you used in Careers Gateway are also available in Handshake. You … Continue reading Our New Careers Portal
By Irena Zientek, Operations Manager: Information and Engagement (Careers and Placements) Job hunting can be difficult at the best of times - it takes time, effort and (sometimes) trial and error. In the current situation it’s become even more difficult, with some employers suspending recruitment, reducing their vacancies or withdrawing job offers. It’s not just … Continue reading Job hunting in tough times
By Luke Proctor, Senior Recruiter @ Gear4music, York With over 3 billion of us jostling for position in the passively competitive world of social media, for graduates and aspiring professionals, standing out (without filming yourself eating a ghost pepper or encouraging your Nan to ‘spit some bars’) can be daunting work. Fortunately, getting recognised for … Continue reading Getting Linked’In
(Please note: These tips were inspired by a Bright Network webinar on Commercial Awareness) When you think of soft skills that employers are looking for, you’ll probably think of communication, teamwork, self-motivation and organisation, alongside others. But there are probably some that you haven’t thought of. Bright Network recently conducted a survey with both students … Continue reading Commercial Awareness – What is it and why do employers want it?