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.
"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
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
Guest blog written by Giang Nguyen, YUSU Academic Officer I was once amazed when a recruiter told me that you will improve your chance of getting a job if you meet their employers. It is true. It is very true. By meeting the current employee or their recruitment team, you will be able to gauge … Continue reading Your chance to meet employers on campus
By Stephen Furlong, Careers Information Officer Searching for your first graduate job can be stressful, but there are things you can do to make the process a little easier. Find the right job sites It helps to know where to look. Job sites like Indeed can be great because they list so many vacancies – … Continue reading Finding Graduate Jobs
Social media – great fun, isn’t it? Keeps you in touch with friends and lets you share your experiences (partying, travelling, trying new things) and thoughts (what you really think of the latest Celebrity Big Brother…). Your use of social media gives an impression of who you are, but don’t forget employers use it too … Continue reading To tweet or not to tweet. Managing your online presence
There’s some great help and advice on preparing for, and attending, job interviews in our info sheet. 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 stands for Context, Action, Result. STAR stands … Continue reading “Tell me about yourself” Cracking the interview
Naturally, you’re keen to land that first job, so it’s tempting to send off lots of applications to ensure major coverage. It’s quite quick to write an application and then copy and paste with a few changes, where needed. However, it’s more effective to spend the time on a few high quality, well-tailored, applications than … Continue reading Hire me! The art of drafting job applications
If you're job hunting, you're likely to be spending a lot of time online - and while you're focussed on your job hunt or application, it can be easy to miss warning signs that all is not as it should be… Read on to find out what to look out for and how to stay … Continue reading Job hunting – stay safe online!
If you’re going to apply for a graduate scheme, you’re likely to encounter an assessment centre at some point along the way. The very idea of an assessment centre can be hugely intimidating and scary but by understanding what you can expect and why they’re used, it can help to remove some of the fear … Continue reading What to expect at an Assessment Centre