Category Archives: General interest

for all PPLS students

Finding a career direction via juggling multiple jobs….

Recent PPLS alumnus Debbie took an interesting approach to finding a career-direction that worked for her – she tried out 5 jobs at once! And she’s found it a great way to work out what she was really interested in … Continue reading

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‘Do stuff and hustle’ – advice for getting into advertising from Philosophy grad George

If you’ve been exploring advertising as a career, you may already have come across George Gunn via the post he wrote a few years ago about advertising and its fit with Philosophy. George is back again with more insights on … Continue reading

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Careering through Christmas 5

As with films, if something’s good, it’s worth repeating! So here’s a similar message to one I’ve posted in previous years – (and Guardian Careers had very similar messages in its Christmas Q&A session on making the most of your Christmas to … 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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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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It’s not just what job you do, it’s where you do it………

…….and who benefits from the job you do, too! When thinking of your future career-direction, it’s easy to get hung up on the job area – marketing, finance, advertising etc, and make decisions – to consider an area, or dismiss … Continue reading

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Your career – how lucky can you be?!

I was prompted to think again about the role of luck in people’s career by a recent article in the Guardian, – The secret of success? Believe in luck’. I often hear people talking about the role luck has played … Continue reading

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