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Thinking about a Career Change?

July 7, 2011

“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future”. John F. Kennedy. In recent months I have seen numerous people who wished to talk about their career and by association their fears, frustrations and hopes. They had different personal reasons for reaching […]

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Postgraduate Futures 2011: "Be What’s Next"

June 25, 2011

“Be what’s next!” That bold statement is attributed to Jas Dhaliwal, Head of Communities at AVG and one of our Keynote Speakers at this year’s Postgraduate Futures: Career Management in the Digital Age. Needless to say our keynote speakers (Jas, along with Chris Harrison, Director of Research and Innovation at Salford, Helen Keegan, Senior Lecturer in Interactive Media, and Cameron […]

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Non-traditional sectors for chemistry research jobs

June 24, 2011

This is a guest post from Greg Hayes who writes from the US. He has an advanced degree in organic chemistry, and currently writes his own blog on health and fitness. Thanks for submitting Greg. In today’s business world of environmental regulation, consolidation, and drives to efficiency, competition for research-driven opportunities related to chemistry is […]

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Postgraduate Futures 2011: One week to go!!

June 13, 2011

Well now, the countdown to this year’s annual one-day Careers Conference: Postgraduate Futures has truly begun. Whilst we cannot guarantee that the weather will be as sunny and warm as last year (seriously what is up with that?!) it is fair to say that we are beyond excited and looking forward to seeing you all […]

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Ever wondered who university careers advisers really are?

May 25, 2011

This blog post may be at risk of being narcissistic but here goes!  Guilty as charged. Firstly, I’ll put my cards on the table. I think as a careers adviser/consultant in Higher Education (HE), I have got my ideal job. It took me a while to realise this as no job is perfect after all! […]

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Postgraduate Futures 2011: Career Management in the Digital Age

May 12, 2011

Well folks it’s time to unveil details of our annual Careers Conference, Postgraduate Futures 2011, which takes place on 21st June. The conference is open to all our University of Salford Postgraduates (Research and Taught). This year we are focusing on how to better manage your research and career in the age of digital technologies and […]

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Sometimes it's not you: Surviving a bad interview

April 21, 2011

So here’s how it’s supposed to go, you see a job, you apply, you get short listed for an interview, woo hoo right? All seems tickety-boo so far, until the actual interview, you stumble to get out the words, questions seem confusing, your responses are poorly constructed. You’re sweating or flustered and you just don’t […]

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Can you actually get a job through Twitter?

April 15, 2011

I don’t think there’s a lot of hard evidence on this one yet but there’s a lot of talk.  Guardian Careers have even set up a Twitter job challenge to challenge their followers to get a job through Twitter. I await the results with interest. Personally this whole “job thing” was one of the factors […]

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Why would you make a great Teacher?

April 12, 2011

You probably have a sense of Déjà vu if you are reading this, given Fiona’s post last week on teaching interviews. I just thought that I would share some tips on what PGCE and FE course providers look for in applications, following a training session I attended at York University. Teaching as you may be […]

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Interviews for Teaching: only the brave need apply

April 6, 2011

All job interviews are stressful – there’s no doubt about that but teaching interviews present something extra special. I have recently gained experience of this first-hand when I was on a panel of interviewers. Very often, you will be assessed teaching a class of children/young people and only if you do well enough will you […]

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