There’s no denying that the job market right now is tough and a lot of students are feeling the anxiety of the situation. At our university we are lucky enough to have a dedicated careers team that assists students in increasing their employability and give them the best chance at landing a job. I got some advice from Renèe Smith, a Careers Consultant from the Careers Service, about job seeking in a time like this and how we can better our employment prospects.
Becoming a volunteer doesn’t have to be a chore or even just something to chuck onto your resume and hope it impresses whoever is reading it.
As well as providing a platform for skill and network building, volunteering also allows students to get real world experience in areas of the community which they find interesting and even within organisations directly linked to future career goals.
University life is like one big hustle made up of lots of little hustles bundled together. The study hustle, the social life hustle, the health and wellbeing hustle, the oversleeping hustle, Netflix hustle, etcetera. Your working life during university is one of the most important side-hustles there is, and also one of the most difficult to navigate. Casual and part-time work are great ways to … Continue reading Casual Work: Your guide to getting that side-hustle happening
Imagine you’ve just finished your degree and have managed to score an interview for your dream job. You now have the tertiary qualification, and because of this, you know you’re a much stronger candidate for the position than someone without one. Now, imagine you’re sitting in the waiting room with the five other candidates ready to be interviewed, and after some brief chatter, you realise … Continue reading How early is too early to start thinking about your career?