Monthly Archives: February 2015

LinkedIn & Personal Impact: Skills session with EY

FairThis week Amy Moody, Student Recruitment Officer at EY, delivered a useful and thought-provoking session on LinkedIn and personal impact. Here’s a summary of what she covered

LinkedIn Tips

Amy outlined some of the ways you can use LinkedIn and how to create a strong profile.  These were her top 5 ‘to-dos’ if you are on LinkedIn: Continue reading

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Stand out at the Autumn Graduate Jobs & Internships Fair

With the Spring Graduate Jobs & Internships happening this Thursday 12th February (11am-3pm in Parkinson Court), we thought it worth re-blogging this post, full of tips about how to get the most out of a fair. To see which employers on attending the fair on Thursday, check out the event page on STARs (note that the link in the original post below takes you to the employer list for the Autumn Fair last October).

University of Leeds Careers Centre Blog

Are you thinking of coming to the Autumn Graduate Jobs & Internships Fair on Monday 13th October? It is a fantastic opportunity to meet representatives from over 100 organisations who are all interested in meeting students like you.  Whether you are still undecided, or if you  are definitely coming, this post outlines how it can help you as well as how you can make the most of it.

Autumn Fair

Who should attend? 

Everyone! Whether you are in your first, middle, or final year and whether you are looking for a first-year insight opportunity, placement, internship or graduate job, there will be organisations there with opportunities for you.

What to expect

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Getting into…a career as a Patent Attorney

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If you’re interested in using your scientific or technical background in a different way and have an interest in legal issues, a career as a Patent Attorney could be for you.  This post is a summary of some of the key points covered by Simon Belcher of Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP in a very informative presentation he delivered at the Careers Centre recently.  You can find a more detailed copy of his notes on our Pearltrees account (link at the end of this post).

What does a patent attorney do?

Patent Attorneys work on behalf of individuals or organisations to help protect inventions and other intellectual property so that the owner of the property can control how it is used.  In the UK ‘Patent Attorney’ is a protected title, meaning only those who have passed qualifying training and examinations may use the tile.  The profession is a regulated in the UK by IPreg.

Patent Attorneys might only do patent work, or work across a wider range of intellectual property matters.  This could be in a very specialised field, or across a wider range of disciplines Continue reading

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Job application video tips

Have you been asked to submit a video as part of a job application? Read on for our top tips to help you create a winning video. Note this is different to a video interview. If you’re looking for tips on video interviews, see this post from an employer and this post with our tips.

Many employers now ask applicants to submit a video as part of the recruitment process.  We are aware of companies from all sorts of sectors doing so, ranging from perhaps the more obvious (PR, Marketing, Media) to the less so (including Estate Agents, Cosmetics and FMCG brands), to the downright unusual (e.g. First Choice’s Water Slide Tester recruitment, which a Leeds student eventually landed, helped by this video entry).

You may be given specific instructions about what is expected from your video Continue reading

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