Monthly Archives: June 2015

Getting into….Science Communication

CC-BY mikael altemark on Flickr

CC-BY mikael altemark on Flickr

Are you passionate about science but not keen on a career ‘at the bench’?  If you are a great communicator, then science communication might be worth considering. This post outlines what it is, gives an overview of the range of jobs and potential employers and links to further resources.

What is it?

Science communication is a broad and evolving field.  Traditionally, science communication was the realm of scientists themselves or specialised science journalists (i.e. reporting on scientific developments for media outlets). Whilst both of these are still part of the sector, it is growing increasingly diverse Continue reading

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How to stand out from the crowd

Sellick partnershipIn this guest post Simon Briffa, Internal Talent Manager at The Sellick Parnership, shares his tips on how to stand out from the crowd in the graduate recruitment market.

As more and more students graduate each year and with approximately 39 applications for every entry-level role, it can be increasingly difficult to stand out from the crowd. So what steps can you take to ensure you differentiate yourself from your peers in such a highly competitive job market? Continue reading

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How to net your dream graduate job: Proactivity pays

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Whilst many students don’t have any ideas about what they might want to do (see this post for help if that’s you), there are also many who will know exactly what they want to do, or at least have some ideas.  If you’re in the latter group and struggling to find opportunities of interest, or not getting anywhere with your applications, it could be time for a new approach to your job-seeking strategy.  In this post we outline how taking a more proactive approach to your job search can net you a job, and how to do it well.

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Make the most of the Yorkshire Graduate Recruitment Fair

One week today is the Yorkshire Graduate Recruitment Fair.  This is the region’s largest event of its kind, with over 100 organisations attending.  This post will help you prepare and get the most out of it.

YGRF 2015 theatre

Regardless of whether or not you’ve attended a careers fair before, they can be a bit intimidating.  This fair attracts a lot of employers, students and graduates and so is busy.  This video, taken at the fair a couple of years ago, will give you an idea of what to expect Continue reading

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