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Working while studying

Working while studying

Monday 12 November 2018Careers and Jobs

Working while studying. If you want to self-fund your Masters and avoid postgraduate debt, full-time work and part-time study is a viable option. Working while studying can be financially and professionally beneficial, but balancing earning and learning is difficult. Getting the best from postgraduate study requires resilience, good time management, genuine enthusiasm for your course and dedication to see it through to its conclusion. To succeed, you must implement routines and plan each day in advance. Most importantly, you must have open and honest conversations with your employer and potential course leader before applying for postgraduate study, as this will make the arrangement run more smoothly. Discuss study timetables and working hours, and be clear that you’ll need to amend each accordingly.

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Internships

Internships

Monday 12 November 2018Careers and Jobs

The benefits to completing an internship are endless. They provide invaluable insights into roles and industries help you to gain transferable skills and make job applications stand out to employers. An internship is a period of work experience, offered by an organisation, usually lasting for a fixed, limited period of time. They are typically undertaken by students and graduates looking to gain relevant skills and experience in a particular field. Employers frequently use these placements to assess a student’s or graduate’s capability and often recruit employees from their interns rather than advertising their vacancies externally. You should therefore apply for an internship which you have real interest in.

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What skills do employers want?

What skills do employers want?

Thursday 19 April 2018Careers and Jobs

With so many graduates applying for each role, you must demonstrate that you possess the employability skills that recruiters are looking for While the knowledge and skills required may vary from job to job, it's imperative that in your application forms you convey how you've gained the core attributes that you think would make you a worthwhile addition to the organisation. Here are some of the most common key skills that graduate employers will expect you to demonstrate. It's vital that you understand these skills, and how you can show that you've developed them, in order to write a successful job application.

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Job hunting and social media

Job hunting and social media

Thursday 19 April 2018Careers and Jobs

Using online platforms such as Facebook and LinkedIn to create profiles and engage in networking is an effective way to impress employers and boost your chances of landing a job With High Fliers' The Graduate Market in 2017 report confirming that graduate recruiters continued to increase their use of social media during 2016/17, there are no excuses not to be well-connected - as you could end up losing out on opportunities. Googling yourself and seeing what comes up in the search is a good place to start, suggests Rachel Basger, graduate talent manager at The Hut Group. 'Lots of employers are using social media to advertise roles, target potential employees and check out applicants.'

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