Have U Got the Look?

Prince featuring in a careers blog? You must be wondering what on earth this is all about. Well, Marc Steward, University of Leeds Careers Consultant & Prince fan takes us on a journey, drawing parallels between the success of the musician and what it takes to succeed in the recruitment process. Intrigued? Read on. ItContinue reading “Have U Got the Look?”

Starting university after 25 years in work: a mature learner’s journey

Not all students join university as a teenager straight after college. Some have had full careers and a family before gracing seminars and lecture theatres, either as a returning student or a fresher. But alongside the excitement of joining an institution like the University of Leeds, older learners experience many anxieties. It’s very easy forContinue reading “Starting university after 25 years in work: a mature learner’s journey”

Class of 2021: Q+A Remote Working as a University of Leeds Graduate

In this Q&A session we asked Alison, an Employability Officer here at the University, to share some top tips for remote working as a new graduate and advice on adjusting to a new position online. Find out Alison’s advice on: 01:04​ Managing your time and space effectively 01:39 Creating good working from home habits 02:46​Continue reading “Class of 2021: Q+A Remote Working as a University of Leeds Graduate”

Class of 2021: What do I need to know about freelancing?

In this Q&A session we speak to Ingrid, a Careers Consultant here at the University, to find out her top tips for becoming a successful freelancer. Listen to Ingrid’s advice on: 00:17​ Figuring out if freelancing is right for you 01:02​ Putting together a business plan 01:57​ Approaching clients and making profit 04:26​ Identifying yourContinue reading “Class of 2021: What do I need to know about freelancing?”

How I secured a job offer with visa sponsorship during a pandemic

Not one, but two job offers, with visa sponsorship in the midst of a global pandemic! Aastha Mathur, an international student, who studied a Master’s degree in Consumer Analytics and Marketing Strategy at Leeds University Business School, shares her tips for a successful job hunt. My career journey with the University of Leeds started inContinue reading “How I secured a job offer with visa sponsorship during a pandemic”

Job hunting with a mental health condition (and securing a role at NHS Digital)

Catherine Reader graduated from Leeds with a BSc in Mathematics 2020. She works at NHS Digital as a Graduate Product and Delivery Manager and currently manages products on the nhs.uk website. Getting to this position wasn’t easy. Mental illnesses and other forms of disability can make careers work very difficult. Many candidates worry about employerContinue reading “Job hunting with a mental health condition (and securing a role at NHS Digital)”

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