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How to get your first work experience

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Getting your first working experience is a challenge for new jobseekers in almost every industry. How do you get a job without previous experience and how do you get experience without a job? Having work experience is even a prerequisite for getting internships these days, as competition for graduate opportunities continues to rise. It’s a frustrating Catch 22 for those [Read more…]

Cutting edge jobs that didn’t exist 10 years ago

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

New technology means new jobs. We explore some of the job roles that have come into existence over the last decade. App Developer “The iPhone arrived in 2007 and the Android shortly after, and now nearly half the world’s adults have a smartphone,” say the World Economic Forum. There are now over 2.2million apps available through [Read more…]

6 things you need to know about your digital footprint

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Did you know that everything you do online leaves a trail of data behind that employers can access? As we spend more and more of our lives online, if you’re on the hunt for a new job, you need to be considering what conclusions your digital footprint is leading potential employers to make about you. [Read more…]

4 proactive ways to climb the career ladder

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

If you want to advance your career, you can’t just sit there and wait for that promotion to be handed to you. Being proactive about your career not only gives you the tools you need to move your career in the right direction, such as skills and contacts, but it demonstrates to the people that [Read more…]

Habib wins national award for transforming his life, and others, through learning

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

A graduate from De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) who started his learning journey with English and ICT qualifications through Leicester College has been crowned ‘outstanding individual learner’ at this year’s Festival of Learning awards. Habib Rezaie has received the award for his exceptional achievement in adult learning which included volunteering to care for others through DMU’s award-winning Square Mile initiative. The [Read more…]

Tips for mature students on returning to education

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Don’t be put off by titles – the following tips may just change your perceptions of what being a mature student really means.   Do you feel like you’re stuck in a career rut and want to get some new professional qualifications to improve your prospects? Or perhaps you want to take your education to [Read more…]

Careers in the creative industry

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

The opportunities available in the creative industry are vast and varied.   Last year the government said that the “creative economy is growing three times faster than any other sector.” Creative sectors such as design, advertising, film, gaming and fashion are reportedly growing faster than the rest of the UK economy, employing passionate creative talent [Read more…]

Could you change your career?

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

The short answer is yes, but you’ll probably need a bit more information to assist in making such a big decision. There are many reasons why you may be considering a career change. If one of the following applies to you, read on for our advice on deciding on your next career move, and find [Read more…]

How to explain gaps in your CV

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

You could have a gap in your CV for many good reasons, and your future employer will always want to know about them. Here’s how to explain the most common reasons for any breaks in your employment history in a positive way.   The careers website Prospects.ac.uk recommends doing this in your cover letter so [Read more…]

How to get on with your work colleagues

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

In our recent alumni survey, we asked you what career advice you would like to see from your alumni association. One popular request was for advice on getting on with your work colleagues. It seems that many of us sometimes have difficulty getting on with everyone at work, all of the time. That’s completely normal, [Read more…]

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