Author Archives: Janet Forsyth

Working out your career direction – help is on hand!

It can be daunting trying to sort out a career direction that’s going to suit you – there’s just so many ways your degree can take you – using your subject knowledge, or all those skills you’re developing that are … Continue reading

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Your CV – 8.8 seconds to make an impact – is yours up to the job?

(and yes, it’s 8.8 seconds, NOT minutes, according to research from National Citizen Service (NCS) – recruiters are busy people!) Whether you’re looking for that graduate job or summer work experience / internship, or preparing for applications next academic year … Continue reading

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Translate your philosophy skills into the workplace….

Ever wondered how you were going to ‘sell’ your philosophy skills to employers, or just how your skills play out in the workplace? Use the handy guide below to give you ideas on how to talk about your skills in … Continue reading

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Interviews – be a STAR…..

….shine in your interviews!  Whether it’s your first graduate job, summer internship or work experience, make sure you display STAR qualities in your interview. With questions such as: ‘Tell me about a time when you worked in a team…. ….when … Continue reading

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About to graduate? What next?

For some of you the answer’s easy:  start my graduate job with xxxxx (after a relaxing summer post-exams) start my PG course in September after a relaxing summer away from studies start my gap year by earning some money and … Continue reading

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AIESEC, internships and volunteering this summer – hear it from a current PPLS student…

Hello there, I’m Amanda, a 2nd year Philosophy and Politics student guest blogging for the PPLS Careers blog this week. As PPLS students, we are repeatedly told how useful our degrees are to the real world: Philosophy students can utilise … Continue reading

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Journalism for PPLS students – a profession with many guises

Are you interested in a career in journalism? It’s a career area which plays to PPLS strengths, whether it’s your understanding of language from LEL, of how people are influenced from psychology, or your logical approach to building arguments and problem … Continue reading

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