It’s the end of term, you’re returning home to your seasonal job as a Christmas Elf, or maybe you’re going back to your casual Waiting or Shop Assistant role.
We asked the Employability and Careers Team about their first jobs and why they think they are vital part of their career development.
Have you ever wondered what it’s really, really like to work in the criminal justice sector? To find out, we held a panel event with Essex Police, Unlocked Grads and the National Probation Service and the experiences they shared were intriguing, exciting and a little surprising.
Here’s what they had to say…
Problems are a part of everyday life, which means that problem solving is a key life skill. To help solve their business problems, budding Essex entrepreneurs tried and tested a 5 step E.S.S.E.X problem solving model at our Essex Startups annual 2-day Bootcamp in 2018.
It proved so successful we decided to share it.
You’ve read our blog and you’re now convinced that postgraduate study is for you, you’ve explored what and where you want to learn, discovered the research rates and made your shortlist. You’ve even decided how to fund your next steps (and considered the alumni loyalty discount at the University of Essex!), now what?
Write your personal statement and apply.
Do you have a friend who always has stories about new stuff they’ve learned, places they’ve visited or fun stuff they’ve done? Or another who has a vast network of contacts in all kinds of different fields? Are you ever a teeny bit jealous?
Those friends have identity capital. Do you?
You are most likely very familiar with Microsoft Office, i.e Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and have probably been using it for years, but do you know Outlook? Students are telling us that many employers take it for granted that you do.
What if you’re following one career path but it’s not right for you? Is it ever too late to change your mind and follow an entirely new direction?
MSc Occupational Therapy student Bev Goodman took the leap and followed her passion. Here she reveals how she used her previous experience to her advantage and was successful in finding the right path for her.
Finding a job after leaving university can feel like a daunting process, but it doesn’t have to be. There are many different resources you can use to help in your search.
Lucy Moses from TalentPool talks us through four of the best ways to find your dream graduate job.
I’ve reviewed loads of cover letters and applications written by Essex students and graduates and one thing that’s often neglected is showing genuine interest in working for the employer. Sometimes it’s left out altogether, or even worse, reading it just makes me cringe!
So you’re NOT applying to the Enterprise Rent-a-Car’s grad scheme because you’ve heard it’s too demanding and focused on sales?Well, the truth is you could be missing out… we went to the Enterprise UK headquarters to bring you the real story.