I know it’s easy to question if you really need to sign up for something else; but here’s five reasons why it’s worth taking a couple of minutes to sign up for the Big Essex Award.
Did you know that around 75% of CVs are automatically rejected before they reach human eyes? Don’t let your hard work go to waste! Read on to get top tips on how to beat the system and become one of the 25% that get shortlisted.
Students often tell us that it’s impossible to find ‘an exciting graduate role offering the potential for progression into leadership AND with scope to make a measurable difference to society’. Yet few have considered the national graduate leadership programmes such Police Now (neighbourhood police officer), Frontline (social worker), Unlocked Graduates (prison officer) and Teach First (teacher).
Here’s why we think they’re worth a look.
There is a widely held belief that law careers are not an option for non-law students.
We want to challenge that belief because we know that the skills you need for your ideal career are something you develop over time, no matter what subject you are studying.
This means that you are likely to relate to the skills needed to be a lawyer even if you are not studying law.
It can be all too easy to become daunted by the prospect of approaching a potential employer, but take a step back for a minute and consider the following: every day, most of us interact with others either on a face to face, virtual basis, or both. When you attend a class, society or go on a night out you meet others and connect with them, often exchanging contact details. Here’s how to apply these skills you already have to a formal setting.
Autumn Term is well under way, the latest cycle in graduate recruitment is in full swing and its peak time for graduate employers to open (and for some, to close) their vacancies. So, if you’re thinking of applying, you need to be starting now – but how do you know if Graduate Schemes are right for you, who is recruiting and when to apply?
We’ve put together a user’s guide to help.
Like all good superheroes, occasionally we transform into new guises, with new powers and here in Careers we’ve been metaphorically spinning in a phone box over summer and transformed into the all new STUDENT DEVELOPMENT TEAM!
Dissertation deadline is approaching and so is graduation. In the midst of masters applications, coursework and deadlines, have you ever stopped to think if you made the most out of your time here? I have.
Here is my list of university highlights to inspire you.
Find your placement year before the end of your first year and land a great graduate job before graduation. That’s the dream, right?
Well, it can be done. Here, final year Economics student Wade Dyer shares how planning ahead helped him do just that:
Do you dream of becoming self-employed? Perhaps you want to bring your business idea to life or maybe you just want to be your own boss. Congratulations! Whatever your motivation; you’re half way to becoming an entrepreneur.
Here, Enterprise Officer for Essex Startups, Lauren Gräeve gives us four top tips for making the self-employed dream happen: