Category Archives: CVs

Developing A Career In Outdoor Activities

Perhaps you hate the thought of spending your working life in an office or laboratory? There are alternatives – here are some things to consider if you want to work in the outdoors. Choice of career You may have a … Read More »

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Developing a Career in a Rural Area

Readers will know that highly-paid jobs with the best career prospects are mostly located in and around cities, especially London.  But city life doesn’t suit everyone.  So here are some things to consider if you prefer to live and work … Read More »

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Working on a Science Park

Have you considered working on a Science Park?  And what are the possible advantages and disadvantages of doing so? What is a Science Park? The term ‘Science Parks’ means different things to different people.  Thirty or forty years ago it … Read More »

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Graduate tips on securing that first job

  Each year at Sheffield Hallam University we invite journalism and media graduates back to the institution to give tips to our undergraduates on how to clinch their first job. The event occurred earlier this month and saw 25 graduates … Read More »

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Keeping Track of Applications and Related Materials

Looking for work? There are many simple things you can do now that can help you meet application deadlines without a last-minute rush, or the mistakes that can come with it. Start by creating a master job-search document with every … Read More »

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Getting your CV ready for employment after graduating

Guest post by Jess O’Donnell The job market is extremely competitive, now more than ever, and employers aren’t settling for second best. Even though unemployment is on the decline, the number of applications per single job post is much higher than … Read More »

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4 Steps to Make Your Graduate CV ‘Job Ready’!

After 3 or 4 years of (hopefully) hard work you’ve finally done it. You’ve managed to do what at times felt impossible and you’ve bagged the degree that you were hoping for. The next stage is selling that degree and … Read More »

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CVs: Tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth!

Your dream job is just one application away. After months of scouring job boards and quite literally selling your soul to the ‘recruitment devil’ you’ve found it! This is the one; you can feel it, the one that will make … Read More »

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Bitter Sweet Rejection

Rejecting rejection Let’s face it, nobody likes to be rejected. Whether a response to a course or job application or a journal submission – a rejection can make those steps of the career ladder feel especially slippery or wobbly underfoot. … Read More »

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5 ways to avoid age discrimination

Whether young or old, age discrimination can affect our chances of both employment and progression. Whilst the equality act of 2010 makes it unlawful to discriminate against employees, job seekers and trainees because of their age there’s no doubt that … Read More »

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