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Meet our staff: Employer Liaison Assistant

Meet Shabana Hussein, our Employer Liaison Assistant. She is a recent University of Leeds graduate and here she gives us an insight into her role at the Careers Centre.

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What is your job at the Careers Centre and what does it involve?

I graduated from Leeds University in 2011 with a BSc Joint Honours in Geography and Management, and I’m now fortunate enough to be back as an employee. Leeds University is a wonderful organisation giving staff the opportunity to develop and excel within their roles.

I work in the Careers Centre, being part of the Employer Team, a group of eight proactive individuals. Continue reading

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Exclusive employer insights in 10 minutes

Our current graduate intern, Jenny Wetherill, provides you with some tips on using the advanced features of our exclusive vacancy, events and employer database.

As you may know the Careers Centre has an exclusive online vacancy site for University of Leeds students and graduates.  The site advertises graduate jobs, work experience and funded postgraduate opportunities as well our exclusive employer events.

But this amazing resource isn’t just for advertising opportunities for all levels and disciplines; it also contains insightful information on those employers who are interested in the talented pool of students Leeds has to offer.

The valuable information found on the system has been collected from years of interactions Continue reading

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My Day at the Yorkshire Graduate Recruitment Fair

Joel Briscoe has just completed his first year studying an Undergraduate Degree in Physics. He attended the Yorkshire Graduate Recruitment Fair last week and here he outlines his experiences of it.

My Expectations

I didn’t really know what to expect at the Yorkshire Graduate Recruitment Fair other than being bombarded with flyers and requests for my emails, however, I was happily surprised this wasn’t the case when I arrived!

At The Fair

So, the first thing I did after picking up my programme was to find the employers I really wanted to talk to during the day Continue reading

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What employers do for us…

Jenny, our intern, gives us an insight into how employers are attracting new recruits.

Spending the last few weeks promoting and advertising the Yorkshire Graduate Recruitment Fair I have learnt a lot about the 110 organisations that are attending, including what lengths they go to to attract new graduates and students. Using many novel ways, employers are trying to attract the best of us to apply for their graduate schemes and placements.

Here are just a few examples of what they are doing to grab our attention Continue reading

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How to ace that Skype interview

Skype interviews are becoming more and more popular with employers. For many people it can be a scary thought having an interview through video correspondence in the comfort of your own home. A lot of questions about the process can run through your head. Therefore we have put together a few tips to hopefully provide some answers to them Continue reading

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How I got my internship: Design and Communications agency

Sarah Johns is currently a first year student studying a BA in Geography.  She has just sourced her own internship and gives her tips on how this can be achieved.

I have just been accepted onto a one month work experience placement for a design and communications agency based in Leeds and London.

Applying for advertised internships can be a stressful and competitive process. There are other methods though. Prior to being accepted as an intern, no formal application had taken place, let alone handing in a CV.

Google searches of the word ‘internships’ did not get me very far. Instead, I sought opportunities through University to develop skills, volunteer and gain insight into future careers Continue reading

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Win-win internships

With applications for 2013 Leeds Internship programme in full swing, Jenny, our graduate intern, has been speaking to students, graduates and employers who participated in the programme last year, discovering there are many benefits for all parties.

With nearly 60% of graduate employers warning that applicants with no work experience have little or no chance of receiving a job offer*, it is not enough to simply have a hard-earned degree to get those coveted careers any more.  But how beneficial is work experience to students apart from bulking up their CVs? To learn more about the benefits of this vital CV booster I have been talking to employers and students who have been involved in the Leeds Internship Programme Continue reading

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