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Career inspiration No. 3: Taylor Swift

Posted by careers consultant on 19 January 2016

This post comes from a series of blogs looking to pop culture for career inspiration.

How has it taken me three celeb career inspiration blogs to get to Taylor Swift?! Last time I wrote about the feline Taylor Swift, this time it’s the real deal. Here are just a few of the possibly infinite number of career lessons we can learn from Tay Tay’s phenomenal success.

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Topics: employability skills, Comment

Career inspiration No. 2:  lil Bub

Posted by careers consultant on 9 December 2015

This post is taken from a series of blogs looking to pop culture for career inspiration.

Adorable image from lil BUB

Career inspiration can come from anywhere. There are your obvious (and very useful) sources like careers advisers. But then there are the fun places. Like the life of lil Bub.

If you’re not familiar with lil Bub, get familiar. Because lil Bub is the cutest. She’s a celebrity cat. Born a runt of a feral litter, she was rescued and raised by Mike Bridavsky. And due to a variety of disorders she’s a perma-kitten with an adorable tongue that’s always sticking out. Lil Bub merchandise sales and appearances have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for animal charities and for her (at one point nearly bankrupt) owner.

And she’s about to release an album.

Yep that’s right. She’s about to be a music star, a feline Taylor Swift. So what career lessons can we learn from the astounding success of lil Bub?

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Topics: employability skills, career choice

Exciting vacancies

Posted by careers consultant on 5 June 2015
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Topics: Jobs and Internships

Latest Internship Picks

Posted by careers consultant on 22 May 2015

Here's this week's pick of the internships available on Graduate Gateway.

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Topics: Jobs and Internships

Incredible Internships

Posted by careers consultant on 2 April 2015

 

While you're relaxing over the extended weekend, munching on chocolate eggs, why not apply for some of the internships and permanent roles currently on offer via Graduate Gateway?

There are dozens of opportunities available right now in a variety of roles for a wide range of employers. From media to pharmaceuticals, technology to business development there's bound to be a job that's right for you.

Here's a selection:

 

All our internships are paid and suitable for students or recent graduates. You can find loads more vacancies on the Graduate Gateway website.

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Topics: Jobs and Internships

Rock Physics and Scilly Birds: Exotic vacancies this week

Posted by careers consultant on 16 March 2015
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Topics: teaching, STEM, Jobs and Internships, Peace, Politics and Policy, charity, Working abroad, Postgraduate study, creative industries

Stonewall Top 100 Employers

Posted by careers consultant on 16 February 2015
Stonewall has released the 2015 version of its Workplace Equality Index which identifies Britain’s most gay friendly employers. This year they have also introduced “additional criteria to assess organisations’ commitment to lesbian, gay and bisexual staff globally” with 10 companies achieving “Top Global Employers for 2015” status.You can find the list and report on Stonewall’s website and lesbian, gay, and
bisexual jobseekers might also find their Starting Out Guide helpful which is available online as well as hard copies in your careers service.Find more resources for LGBT jobseekers on Careers Tagged.
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Topics: Diversity, job hunting

Is your lack of experience letting you down? Or is it just your CV role descriptions?

Posted by careers consultant on 16 February 2015

It can be difficult to impress employers when you have little experience or feel that you only have junior roles to add to your CV. However it’s not usually the lack of experience itself that puts recruiters off; but rather an inability to convey the skills and knowledge gained through the experiences you do have.

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Topics: CVs and applications

Paid Work Summer 2015

Posted by careers consultant on 2 December 2014

NCS with The Challenge is a government funded programme that brings together 16 and 17 year olds, from all different backgrounds, to make a difference within their local community.

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Topics: Jobs and Internships, Peace, Politics and Policy

14 October 2014 - make the most of London's biggest graduate fair

Posted by careers consultant on 8 October 2014

You may have been to a graduate fair before or you may be new to it. You may be a 3rd year wanting to secure a graduate opportunity or you may be a 1st or 2nd year just exploring the market. You don’t know who the companies are sending to the event, is it a Human Resources representative or a departmental representative and do any of them have the capacity to hire?

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Topics: networking

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