Category Archives: Job Search

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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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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Graduating soon? LinkedIn should be your new best friend

With time rapidly ticking away before graduation I often find that undergrads fall into two distinct camps. Camp 1 – ‘I’ll wait until I’ve graduated to look for a job’ Camp 2 – ‘I’ve been applying for internships and jobs … 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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Commuting my way to course leader

Five years ago I had a full time job, pensionable salary and an integral role in the news room of a daily regional newspaper. Then I gave it all up. To become a student. Again. Today, as I sit on … Read More »

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