Whether you’re looking for experience, placements or a graduate job, it can sometimes be hard to identify potential relevant employers. This is particularly so if you’re looking outside of the large multi-national organisations. Opportunities with other types of employers, or in other sectors, may not be as widely advertised, and many people actually find jobs and experience by pro-actively approaching employers of interest on a speculative basis. In this 3-part mini series, we’ll show you 3 easy ways you can leverage LinkedIn to identify potential employers of interest.
You can view part 2 here and Part 3 here.
In this first post, I’m going to outline how the ‘Advanced people search’ function of LinkedIn can help you to identify potential employers. This is particularly useful if you have an idea of the type of role in which you’re interested. If you have a sector of interest, but aren’t sure on what types of job there are, you can also use the advanced search function of LinkedIn to help. See our short video tutorial for how to do this. Continue reading
In 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
On 8th and 9th January, the University of Leeds held its annual student education conference. This included a question and answer session with employers on Friday afternoon. In this post, we’ve summarised some of the key messages that came out of this.
The panel was made up of Dan Crow (CTO, Songkick) Tom Riordan (CEO, Leeds City Council), Lieran Docherty (Regional Manager, Together Women Project), Jen Williams (Associate Director, TeachFirst), and Claire Adams (Relationship Manager, Association of Graduate Recruiters). Continue reading
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
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
Careers Fairs allow students to meet a range of employers and learn what they are looking for in their future employees. If you are undecided about a career, they are an opportunity to explore and learn more about your options. If you have already decided on a career, meeting with employers at the fair enables you to gain further information about that organisation which can really make a difference in your application.
Chances are that the recruiter you meet at the fair will be involved in recruiting you so it is really important to make a great first impression. We run several ‘Preparing for the Careers Fair’ skills sessions throughout the year Continue reading
Meet Steve Carter, one of our Careers Consultants. Steve explains what his job involves and how he got where he is today!
What is your job at the Careers Centre and what does it involve?
I’m a Careers Consultant here at the Careers Centre. My job involves giving students advice on a one-to-one basis, some teaching and also coordinating a couple of projects that involve liaising with local employers. Continue reading