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

Start your own blog!

Posted by Mark Gilbert on 17 July 2015

We really hope you are finding these posts useful and interesting but have you thought of writing a blog of your own? It could be a great way for you to improve your language skills and to develop your own writing style. Karen Deadfield talks you through the basics.

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Topics: employability skills, International Students

Is it better to study a law degree or not? 10 tips to help you choose

Posted by LouiseOgle on 30 June 2015

 

 Would aspiring lawyers be better off studying History or Maths instead?
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Topics: employability skills, law, career choice

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

Leadership programme for disabled students

Posted by Rosalind Kemp on 2 June 2015

Common Purpose is a charity that runs leadership development courses and they are currently running a programme in partnership with Santander called Frontrunner for Disabled Students. It's a three-day residential course that takes students behind the scenes of a city to visit an incredible range of organisations and their leaders across different sectors (many of whom will be potential employers). Following the course, students will be able to apply to the Santander sponsored internship scheme.

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Topics: Diversity, Jobs and Internships, employability skills

Have you missed this visa option for temporary work in the UK?

Posted by Sue Moseley on 29 May 2015
Image courtesy of Freedigitalimages.net by cuteimage
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Topics: employability skills, International Students

The Study China Programme

Posted by Mark Gilbert on 28 May 2015

 

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Topics: employability skills, 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

International Student Guide to UK General Election

Posted by AndyWalsh on 29 April 2015

When is it?

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Topics: employability skills, International Students

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