Posted by on March 28, 2013 at 9:53 am

My friends are getting married in May and so they’ve asked their guests for three of their favourite songs for the wedding disco with the most popular tracks on the play list for the evening. Which is easy! I can do that. Here they are: Hi Ho Silver Lining – Jeff Beck The Smiths –

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Posted by on March 21, 2013 at 4:08 pm

I feel that many of you will find this blog particularly interesting as you might be in the same situation as me. The end of my placement year in Careers is very near and then I’m free for 4 months before I come back to the University for my final year. The truth is that

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Posted by on March 20, 2013 at 10:21 am

I’m often asked by students if you can predict what questions will be asked during a job interview. And my answer is always the same: yes! so long as the employer plays by the rules. In other words if there is a realistic job description and a well thought out person specification within a company

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Posted by on March 15, 2013 at 10:13 am

I LOVE romantic movies! How many times have I watched ‘When Harry met Sally?’ Well, can you count that far? I can quote from Dirty Dancing, Top Gun and Pretty in Pink word for word. I love the ‘meet cutes’. Furtive glance across a crowded room…. the moment when their eyes meet for a fraction

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Posted by on March 8, 2013 at 10:08 am

So: you’ve done your research, found the ideal job or placement vacancy and the deadline is still a few hours away. You’ve written a CV for this specific opportunity and you’ve had it checked by a Careers Adviser so you know it’s good. And now …what’s this about a covering letter? You were planning to

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Posted by on March 1, 2013 at 3:31 pm

How can you stand out from the crowd and have your potential recognised? It isn’t easy; this year, myself included, you may be due to graduate along with hundreds of other talented and hungry to succeed fellow students from across the country. A recent article featured in the Guardian revealed that coffee chain Costa, received

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Posted by on at 12:00 pm

This month, I had the opportunity to spend a week at the Careers and Employability Service and through this experience I have seen the wide range of information and advice that the advisors can provide to students. Many times I have wondered why we should visit the careers service at the university. As students we

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