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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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The power of networking – an quick update

  Back at the end of last summer, I blogged about a philosophy student who networked his way to work experience with The Scotsman. Now for the latest update: ‘The Scotsman was very productive, I’ve since been back another two times, and … Continue reading

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Turn career-fear into career-confidence……

You’ve been fielding those well-intentioned but potentially scary questions from family and friends all through the Christmas break…..got something lined up for when you graduate?… found out about jobs at xyz? …talked to so&so yet about openings? …and other variations on the same … Continue reading

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‘If you don’t ask, you don’t get’ – a recent-grad take on the power of networking

Below, Cassie Addie, Assistant Psychologist, and recent Edinburgh psychology graduate, distils her experience of networking into her top networking tips, which apply to all career areas. (For readers interested in networking opportunities for clinical psychology, read about ESPAG (East of Scotland Psychology … Continue reading

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Don’t wait for the work-experience advert to come to you – go out and get it….

If you wait for adverts to appear offering work experience in some job areas, particularly media-related, you could be waiting a long time, and when they do put in a rare appearance – you’ll be fighting off lots of competition. So … 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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