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Getting into the charity sector: Summary of panel event

This is the third post in our 5-part mini-series summarising the Public Affairs and Community Engagement (PACE) Panel event we held on 11thMarch 2015.  Other posts in the series can be viewed by clicking on the ‘PACE Event’ tag at the bottom of this post.

What is the charity sector?

This sector is made up of not-for-profit organisations which set out to provide help or support for those in need; to benefit society, specific groups or individuals. The sector may also be referred to as the voluntary, not-for-profit or the third sector.  Note, however, that ‘third sector’ is more of an umbrella term which also encompasses non-governmental organisations, co-operatives, social enterprises and more Continue reading

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So you want a career in social media?

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Last week Lisa Jones of Barclay Jones delivered a really insightful session for students interested in careers in social media.  Lisa shared her experiences of recruiting recent graduates to social media roles as well as some great tips and advice for those interested in this career area.

  1. Sort yourself out online

If you are serious about working in social media, then you need to have a good online presence yourself.  Make yourself accessible and approachable in the places recruiters will likely be looking for the ‘professional’ you, particularly LinkedIn and Twitter. Plus bear in mind that many recruiters will check applicants out online.  Lisa referenced one study in which 82% of employers last year admitted to checking out online profiles before making a hiring decision. To quote Lisa Continue reading

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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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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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How To Use Social Media For Job Hunting

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Welcome to the follow up post from Cat Smith, here she gives some tips on how to make the most of social media to help with your job search.

How to use social media for job hunting

As part of my placement year, I managed the social media accounts for RateMyPlacement.co.uk a site dedicated to finding and promoting the best placement and internship schemes out there. As a long time lover of Twitter and all things social I want to share with you some of my top tips on how to put the undisputed tools of the procrastination trade to good use. #Awesome!

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Video interviews

Video Interviews
In this blog Carrieanne Haynes of Pendragon discusses why employers use video interview.

Pre-recorded video interviewing is becoming increasingly popular amongst Graduate Recruiters, but why is this? It’s hard enough to interview face-to-face, let alone in front of a camera and record yourself!

In all honesty video interviews, arguably, give you more chance to secure your dream job as they provides the opportunity to paint a bigger picture of yourself, particularly though body language.

Video interviews offer complete flexibility. It takes a few seconds for an employer to send out a link for you to complete in your own time. No telephones, scheduled dates, times, and the interview can be completed from the comfort of your home. It’s great for different time zones as well. Continue reading

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How To Open Doors to a Management Accounting Career

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Interested in Management Accounting? Perhaps this post from our guest blogger Katy Crouch, on behalf of  the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) will help.

Management Accounting – What it is

Management accounting roles combine financial know-how with management skills. This career will have you using accounting expertise in order to form business strategies; and as you progress you can work your way up to making essential business decisions and driving success!

A rewarding career

A career in management accounting can satisfy the most ambitious of people.  It offers the opportunity to earn a living as you study towards a Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) qualification, and by obtaining this certificate you can go on to become a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), taking your career to the next level. Continue reading

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