Monthly Archives: November 2013

Getting into the Third Sector

The third sector is a vast area which encompasses a large range of organisations which are not-for-profit. In this blog post our Careers Consultant, Venita Girvan, gives her advice on how to get into the voluntary sector.

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This sector is also known as the charitable or voluntary sector. There are many career opportunities available in this sector, ranging from fundraising to advice giving. It’s important to consider that there are lots of activities that you can get involved in to help you enter this sector and some of these are outlined below. Continue reading

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Getting into Advertising

It’s not like it was in Don Draper’s time when you blagged your way in by getting your future boss wrecked in a Madison Avenue bar but it’s still a fun industry. In this blog post our Senior Careers Consultant, Sue Holdsworth, offers her insight in to the creative world of Advertising.

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Advertisements are everywhere in the UK – from television to radio to billboards. An advertisement helps to market a product or a service – it does this by presenting it in a positive way to make it sound interesting or attractive to the consumer. Bearing this in mind, it is an industry where having a creative flair is essential. Continue reading

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Getting into Fashion

Do you have a passion for Fashion? Want to make that passion into your career? In this blog post our Senior Careers Consultant Gill Barber aims to help you achieve that ambition!

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The fashion and textile sector is a massive part of the UK and it accounts for over 79,000 firms. It is typically a well known industry with many well established businesses and designers working within it. The greatest proportions of fashion and textiles businesses in the UK are in London, the South East and the North West.  Continue reading

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Getting into International Development

Are you interested in the International Development sector? In this blog post our Careers Consultant, Jessica Henderson, gives her advice on how to be successful in this field.

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What is it?

International development is a diverse and wide-ranging sector which is concerned with improving human quality of life, particularly in developing countries.  It aims to find long term, sustainable solutions to issues, covering potentially anything relating to the human condition.   These could be environmental, infrastructure, equality, human rights, economic, political or migration related issues to name but a few. Continue reading

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Getting work experience in consulting

Are you interested in a career in consulting? If so, work experience is essential! This guest post by Emma Mannington, Online Content Editor for Inside Careers, offers advice on how to get your foot in the door and gain work experience in the competitive consulting sector.

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What is consulting?

Work in consulting involves providing external advice to organisations that require specialist expertise or an objective outside perspective on their business. Consulting is the identification and assessment of a problem or analysis of a specific area of an organisation, the reporting of findings and the formulations of recommendations for improvement. Continue reading

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Expo13: Make the most of it!

Are you an Arts or PVAC student?

Unsure as to where you degree could lead?

Starting to think about your options after university and feeling a little overwhelmed by the vast amount of careers on offer?

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Put Wednesday 13th November in your diary because Expo13 is a careers day aimed directly at you! Continue reading

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Getting into the Media

Want to get in to the Media industry? Terrified by the competitive nature of it? Take a look at these tips by Careers Consultant Venita Girvan and perhaps you’ll get ahead of the game!

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The Media sector is a large part of the UK and it is a popular form of communication that many of us rely on or use in our daily lives. The ways in which things are communicated through the media industry vary from broadcast to print:

Broadcast Media – This is information that is communicated electronically, for example, through television, film and radio.

Print Media – The communication over print media is usually done so in a printed manner, for example, newspapers and magazines Continue reading

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