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.
Are you sick of 2015 countdown lists yet? No? Good, because here's another one.
Have you heard of Coursera? It's great. It allows you to take free online courses in pretty much anything, and those courses are taught by university experts. In fact, The Careers Group delivered a course in Employability Skills in 2014 and 2015.And now the good people at Coursera have put together a handy list of 2015's most coveted career skills.
Writing answers to application form questions is an issue with two halves: the first half is generally pretty straightforward answers to biographical questions; the second half is generally the section that takes the longer time and requires more input. I’ll write later about Personal Statements, so here’s some help with those competency questions.
I met someone earlier today who wanted to find a part-time job to give himself some work experience for when he finishes his further degree.
When I went to record our conversation, I found that he and I had already had that conversation a couple of years ago. I wondered what stopped him finding work then? Will our chat today have made any difference?
Here are some ideas for finding useful experience. Think carefully before you dismiss them, or perhaps your thoughts will, like my student’s, go round in circles for the next couple of years!
There are currently 3638 jobs on JobOnline below are a few of them including for horses, stoats and kings.
As a job search tactic, I genuinely believe that networking is a seriously underutilised tactic - so much so than when I see people who do utilise it, in most cases their chances are improved significantly. Whether it's the case of getting yourself out-and-about at particular events (and different types of events), or the way that you sell yourself online (and where/how you do it), here are a few ways that networking can really help you to land a new job - all of which are backed-up from with real-life stories behind them...
The new term brings with it the usual bewildering range of graduate fairs and slick employer presentations. What’s the best way of visiting the fairs and finding out which employers you might actually be interested in working for?
Being a student can be tough on your finances but have you thought about having flexible work to fit around your studies? Have you thought a bit of extra money would be a welcome boost to an ever dwindling bank balance?
Topics: job hunting
Shiny suits, polished shoes, reflective glass windows and vast reception areas. These all seem to be indicators of the sorts of people and companies that offer graduate training schemes. All often seem terribly attractive to students keen to be finding well-paid and ‘graduate level’ work at the end of their studies.
This post looks at some of the pros and cons of applying for the schemes.