Category Archives: Looking for work

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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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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Funding for short-term work in Europe via Erasmus

Keen to work in Europe over the vacation, or after your studies, but not sure how to fund it? Read on! Funding is available via the Erasmus scheme for students doing paid or unpaid traineeships (aka work! – your work … Continue reading

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Need a guide to making the most of university and navigating your career-path….?

….read on! Prospects, an old hand in the graduate careers and employment market, have just launched a new Guide – the Student Career Guide – useful whatever year you’re in at university. Covering topics such as: gaining experience skills you’ll need in the … Continue reading

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Network your way to jobs and work experience – positive results from PPLS students

Suggesting ‘Networking’ to students as a way of finding work and volunteering opportunities often sees them recoiling in horror! The ‘N’ word seems to inspire ideas of nepotism and  favouritism. However, hopefully the experiences of 2 PPLS students will help to dispel … Continue reading

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Confident about your future career……….?

no……………………….maybe………………………yes? We’ll all be somewhere on that continuum from no to yes – and sliding up and down as we move through our life and face changes in our work, moving jobs, applying for promotions, changing direction – nothing stays still! If … Continue reading

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jobs.ac.uk – a great website for PPLS students, for so many reasons – not just academic jobs……

  I’ve long been a fan of jobs.ac.uk, not just for its academic and research opportunities both UK and worldwide, but also for its jobs in the wider HE context (Careers Service roles included!) And now it just got better! … Continue reading

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Beyond the shop floor – Something for everyone in PPLS in the retail sector

If your idea of a career in retail is of sitting behind a checkout being driven mad by the incessant beep of the scanner, and trying to making polite chat with harassed customers as they struggle to get out with their … Continue reading

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We’ve updated our Social Media content – have you?

Does your social media  footprint reflect who you are?     If you’ve dipped into my blog over the past your, you’ll know I’ve posted on the rising importance of social media as a tool in your career-planning toolbox. And also stressed the … Continue reading

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Opportunities in journalism, marketing, and gaining experience in libraries and galleries – all from Creative Scotland.

For anyone with an interest in the wide range of opportunities which come under the broad heading – ‘creative and media industries’ – then I wanted to flag up the mine of arts information, inspiration and opportunities which is Creative Scotland. … Continue reading

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