Monthly Archives: September 2012

All the fun of the (Careers) Fair …….

….and with 3 very distinctive Fairs on offer in October – you’ve got lots of  different opportunities for fun – or at least exploring many different career areas and  opportunities. Whether it’s a job, internship, work experience or information you’re after, Fairs are … Continue reading

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Lexicography hits the headlines – amazeballs!

It’s not that often that lexicography hits the headlines, but it did earlier this month when Collins, the dictionary people, added some new words to its on-line dictionary. Words such as ‘amazeballs’, ‘blootered’, ‘ego-surfer’ etc, were flying around on the BBC … Continue reading

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Be a STAR – shine in your applications and interviews

It’s start of semester, (as if you really need reminding!), and also start of the recruitment season for the big organisations – the ones with those awkward questions…… ‘Tell me about a time when you worked in a team…. ….when your communication … Continue reading

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Internships, monastic and otherwise, and gaining work experience

As I was preparing for work this morning, with half an ear on the radio, my attention was grabbed by a piece on Monastic internships – not something I’ve ever encountered in all my dealings with internships over the years. So if it’s a period of … Continue reading

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Acting the part at interviews

At a recent training day run by 2 wonderful actors from Vox Coaching, Andrew and Pete (no cardboard cutouts or clones!), we careers service staff were taken back to our roots to examine communication skills. Via many a role-play and ‘elevator pitch’, we … Continue reading

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