Author Archives: Janet Forsyth

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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Considering further study? Your person statement is key to success.

Over 20% of PPLS students will go on to further study of some sort after graduation. Your personal statement is key to success in securing a place on your preferred course. And now here at the Careers Service we’ve developed … Continue reading

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Psychology, Stats and the Civil Service – they’re looking for you!

Government Statistical Service Graduate Scheme    Are you one of those psychology students with a passion for stats? Then the Government Statistical Service is looking for you! Their 4 year Fast Stream programme is open for applications – CD 26th Oct. … Continue reading

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Welcome back!

Hello – and welcome/welcome back – from new student to finalist and beyond! – I hope you’ve all had a great summer. I just want to alert you to a few new/updated resources on the Careers Service website – including … Continue reading

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