Category Archives: General interest

for all PPLS students

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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Need some career inspiration….?

….use our range of online resourced to get inspired! Want a quick kickstart to evaluate where you’re at with your career-thinking? Try Career Explorer! – 10 simple quiz questions to get you started Looking for a bit more detail, using … Continue reading

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Getting work experience – being speculative – a student perspective

As a careers consultant, students often ask me about how to find internships, work experience, summer work, relevant experience……etc. Into the ensuing discussion I often float the idea of being pro-active about finding the experience you need, and approaching people speculatively via the most … Continue reading

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PPLS students – Get Creative with the CCCF (Creative and Cultural Careers Festival) this week……….

CCCF is nearly upon us – make sure you don’t miss it! You’re a creative lot in PPLS –  you end up in journalism, publishing, marketing, film, digital and film media careers – and more….and just to prove it – Charlotte … Continue reading

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