Monthly Archives: April 2013

Dust off that CV with our new CV podcast………….

Once exams and post-exam celebrations are over, you may be needing to dust off your CV and get applying for work – whether that be vacation work or graduate jobs. In timely fashion, our new CV podcast has appeared on … Continue reading

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Teach First…………and then decide your next career move…….

For those about to graduate with English, Teach First is still looking for English graduates for their Teach First programme, to start summer 2013. (NB, for other routes into teaching, including via the PGDE/CE, TEFL, lecturing scroll down towards the end of this … Continue reading

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Social media and your career – a blessing or a curse?

I’ve blogged in the past about the benefits of social media for researching career areas and finding work experience and job opportunities. The Careers Service also has a page on its website devoted to using social media to further your career. … Continue reading

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Into HR, via student societies, volunteering, internships and work experience – oh, and a degree in Philosophy and English lit!

  Katy, a recent Philosophy and English grad from Edinburgh, wrote for us about her experience as a Human Resource Management trainee with Standard Life (including a placement in Canada) and how she got into it. (And no, I didn’t bribe her … Continue reading

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PPLS and Policy work – hear it from a recent Philosophy graduate……

…..‘any degree from the school of PPLS will provide you with a useful foundation for working in the field of policy advice’, states Liz, a 2009 Edinburgh philosophy graduate now working as Policy Advice Officer for the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Via … Continue reading

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