Monthly Archives: October 2017

Careers in Consulting – including insights from a PPLS student …..

A couple of weeks ago 2 of my fellow career consultants hosted a Careers in Consulting panel event and invited reps from Accenture, PA Consulting, Boston Consulting Group and FreshSight (co-directed by PPLS student Andrew) to talk to students about working in consulting and what it … Continue reading

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Get up to speed – there are changes afoot in graduate recruitment practices

The latest finding from the ISE (Institute of Student Employers) 2017 Annual Survey highlight some interesting changes in the selection processes used by employers. The biggest change in selection activities is the increase in the use of video interviewing. Only 6% of … Continue reading

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Getting into publishing – advice from a professional

Graduates from all the PPLS subjects go into publishing. This week I came across useful advice for getting into the industry via a Twitter  post – Working in Publishing – 15 things you need to know , on the PressFuturist Manifesto blog … Continue reading

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Prepare for the 2017 Careers Fair

….the big 3 day Fair is coming up fast, 10-12th October! Whatever stage you’re at in your university life, it pays to go to Careers Fairs – a chance to meet a wide range of employers, plus attend talks on a … Continue reading

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Finding a part-time job in Edinburgh – 6 tips for PPLS students

I’ve shamelessly pinched this post from our Inform.ed blog (many thanks to my colleague Kirsten who wrote the original), as if something is good, it’s well worth sharing! I’ve also added a bit extra for those psychology students who may … Continue reading

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