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Job Interviews in the United States

March 22, 2011

This is a guest post from Brian Jenkins a careers writer from BrainTrack in the United States. If we trust Brian, it seems to me we aren’t that different from the US after all. There seems to be a stereotype among some Brits that Americans are more expressive and extroverted than they are. Perhaps, on […]

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Are you the next big thing?

March 20, 2011

Are you an Entrepreneur? Would you like to be?  I decided to write a post because of a relatively low turn-out for the first of our three SPoRT sessions focusing on Enterprise skills training. As you can imagine a bit disappointing for us. We decided to include Enterprise sessions to highlight another possible career path open to […]

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Getting a job at Media City

March 4, 2011

The rumours are that there will be up to 500 new positions available at Media City. But if you want to be in with a fighting chance of getting one you have to be looking in the right places. This means being proactive. And if you are someone who is not keen on using social […]

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International Women's Day: Who's inspired you?

February 19, 2011

Ok so the fact that I have written a blog post highlighting International Women’s Day (IWD) and I’m also a woman is completely coincidental (honest)! For those of you who are not already aware International Women’s Day is a global event dedicated to celebrating the achievements of women around the World. Its inception begins in the […]

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I can’t believe you’re not on Twitter

February 4, 2011

Well I have to admit, I’m not actually. Although I do tweet occasionally in 2 group Twitters (Salford PGRs and CareersSalfordU), but I just haven’t got round to doing my own.  I know I should but it’s just getting round to it. I suppose I am also not sure how to approach it – would […]

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Researcher Enterprise Development Salford (REDS)

January 30, 2011

This Wednesday 2nd February 2011 will see the first of a series of researcher-led enterprise training sessions at Salford University. This programme of training sessions is a direct result of the University using some EPSRC skills training money to encourage our researchers to take centre stage and act as key agents in how the University […]

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A New Year, A New You?

January 18, 2011

So how has the new year been for you so far? Have you found yourself taking stock of key events of the last year and thought about what needs to be ticked off or added to that ever growing ‘To Do’ list :-) ? I don’t believe in making new year’s resolutions so don’t worry I won’t bore you […]

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Employers want it all

December 17, 2010

At a recent Council for Industry and Higher Education (CIHE) conference, a major theme emerged; employers are moving away from the language of skills to the language of “expertise” which represents a blend of skills, attributes, qualities, knowledge, and experience. Something to bear in mind if you are job-hunting…pretty daunting really but a reality we […]

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Disability Disclosure: Advice and support

December 6, 2010

Recently I ran a workshop on Disability disclosure with Rebecca Ralton from Remploy. The turnout was low, I was a little disappointed but it highlighted the sensitivities of running a workshop such as this, considering the varying degrees of support needed for just one difficulty or disability, whether seen or unseen, let alone multiple disabilities. I’m […]

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Has competency-based recruitment reached its sell-by date?

November 24, 2010

At a recent Graduate Employability conference, Stephen Isherwoood, Head of Graduate Recruitment for Ernst & Young (EY) outlined his company’s approach to recruitment of graduates which is based on “strengths”. EY are one of the Big 4 Accountancy firms recruiting around 1000 graduates and interns per year. As a company they have pinned their colours […]

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