Category Archives: Employment Trends

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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Transdisciplinary Facilitators

You may have noticed: the professoriate is changing. As I’ve moved through different institutions in the US, Germany, and now Hong Kong, I have been observing, reading, and thinking about what recommendations to make to younger colleagues about their preparations … 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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Building A Career-Search Network As A New Graduate

If your time at university comes to an end this term or you are a recent graduate, building a career-search network is a must. That’s because not all job listings are published, and even when they are your connections can … Read More »

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Reach for the stars (but don’t be dazzled by the brightest)

When deciding on a career or next step in the array of work and/or study opportunities, it’s logical and reasonable to ask the question: What would you like to do? This can be easy for some to answer, but it’s … 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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3 reasons why now is a great time to look for a job!

With Christmas only weeks away you’d be forgiven for thinking that it’s too late to apply for jobs. I’ve heard it a million times and from all types of job seekers, “there’s no point applying for jobs so close to Christmas, … Read More »

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Likability – is it the X Factor at interview?

Likability Factor The X Factor is back on TV. It’s the familiar cringe telly for Saturday night. And like it or not, there is one thing that creates ‘winners’ in a public vote; even if they can’t string a tune … Read More »

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