Think big to enlarge career prospects!

Posted by Payal Patel on 12 January 2016

My role is to advise students and graduates on how to sell themselves on paper, bringing them closer to their dream jobs (or closer to securing part time work to survive!). Matters of gender inequality are all pervasive, locally and globally, even when it comes to the job application process!

Studies have shown that women are unlikely to apply for a job role if they don’t meet its essential criteria; men on the other hand, tend to apply for roles even when they don’t meet the specs, and yes, they do get the job in some cases! Knowing this, I feel compelled to give everyone the strength and knowledge to overcome barriers, psychological and practical, that hinder their decisions in applying for great roles.

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Topics: Diversity, job hunting, employability skills, CVs and applications

The 10 most popular Careers Group articles of 2015

Posted by Harry Picken on 11 January 2016

2015 was a busy year in higher education. It saw a higher education Green Paper, the proposal of a teaching excellence framework, and more students than ever seeking career advice from their university. But, let's not forget the hundreds of blogs published by The Careers Group for offering news and career advice for students, graduates, career centres and employers.

2015 also saw us launch a new-look blog platform where you can subscribe to email updates in addition to a new blog dedicated to graduate recruiters.

But which articles had you clicking the most? Here are the top 10 most-read of 2015.

Enjoy!

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Topics: Jobs and Internships, Peace, Politics and Policy, CVs and applications, Getting Experience, entrepreneurship

International Futures Summer Webinar Series

Posted by Mark Gilbert on 5 June 2015

Every year The Careers Group runs a series of webinars for international students from across the University of London. Don’t miss this summer’s series, which will cover finding work in the UK and overseas. To participate in the webinar you need to register your place.

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Topics: networking, job hunting, employability skills, CVs and applications, career choice, International Students

80,000 people did this last year - now it's your chance and it's free!

Posted by Sue Moseley on 27 May 2015

Want to learn how to make effective career decisions?

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Topics: networking, job hunting, employability skills, CVs and applications, career choice, International Students, Interviews

Looking for a Job? Come and meet employers at the London Graduate Fair - 17th June 2015

Posted by AndyWalsh on 30 April 2015

As the summer approaches and exam fever takes over it’s worth giving 5 minutes thought to what you plan to do next. If you are in your final year, one possible option is gaining a job in the UK rather than going back home.

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Topics: networking, job hunting, CVs and applications, career choice, International Students

Find Temporary Work in London

Posted by Abi Sharma on 21 February 2015

Are you looking for a part time job in term time? Some full time work over just the summer period? An internship? UK work gives you skills and experience that UK graduate employers value, as well as offering the opportunity to use your English in a business setting and with a variety of people.

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Topics: job hunting, employability skills, CVs and applications, International Students

Useful International Careers Information: TargetJobs

Posted by Mark Gilbert on 13 January 2015

 

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Topics: job hunting, CVs and applications, career choice, International Students

Employability Prospects for Returning Indian Students

Posted by Mark Gilbert on 5 January 2015

A recent British Council report into employability in India offers good news to foreign-educated Indian graduates. Over 200 companies (both Indian and international) were probed on their likeliness to recruit internationally educated graduates, and the anticipated benefits of international versus Indian educated students.

Though half of companies recruit exclusively form India's top ten unis, a large number (41%) have hired from international universities (including the University of London) in the last two years. Many cite internationals as having a greater capacity 41% of all companies have hired at least one foreign-university graduate in the last two years.

39% of graduates from international universities were seen as being better prepared for working life, compared with their Indian-educated peers. Conversely only 14% of employers rated Indian education as better preparing students for employment.

The report also highlights the continued increase in companies' reliance on internships as a method of recruitment. Two thirds of Indian firms now have internships programmes, and of those who don't half are planning to in the next few years.

You can find out more about the British Council's work in India (including their popular UK/India Career Summit) at http://www.britishcouncil.in/

 

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Topics: job hunting, CVs and applications, International Students

How to write a GREAT UK CV or application and find a job: Part 2

Posted by KarenDeadfield on 11 December 2014

Earlier this term, we posted some questions and answers to help you draft a great CV. With the vacation fast approaching, now is a great time to review your CV so here are a few more questions which will help you look at the detail of what to include:

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Topics: job hunting, CVs and applications, International Students

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