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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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How can the Careers Centre help graduates?

Graduating this summer? In a panic about what you want to do with your career? There is no need to as the Careers Centre is here to help!

If you are graduating this summer and have no idea what you are going to do after University, come along to the Careers Centre to discuss your options. We are open to all graduates and you can use our services for as long as you want.

Here are some of the things on offer to graduates Continue reading

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Will you be getting the most out of the Yorkshire Graduate Recruitment Fair 2013?

The Yorkshire Graduate Recruitment Fair is an annual event attended by national, international and local employers, recruitment agencies and universities (to speak about further study options), so there really is something for everyone! And even if you’re not graduating this year, this is a fantastic opportunity to start finding out about organisations and seeing what other opportunities they may have. Read on to find out how you can make the most of the fair.

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A Path Less Travelled

Chris O’Connor graduated from the University of Leeds in 2010 with a BA in English and Philosophy and then again in 2011 with an MA in Writing for Performance and Publication. He is currently a part-time receptionist at the Careers Centre whilst pursuing  his interest in writing and journalism.

I remember vividly my feelings as I approached graduation. It was a mixture of relief, excitement and most prominently of apprehension. Relief at finally finishing education, excitement at having the freedom to choose wherever I wanted to go and do whatever I wanted to do but mainly apprehension of not knowing what that might be or how to get it Continue reading

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“I got the job, I’m speechless!” Articulating your employability – Autumn Career Essentials

Employers want you to be able to tell them why you are right for the job. Articulating skills and motivations is something many students struggle with so here are a few easy steps to give you confidence in articulating your employability.

Employability skills put simply are your attributes, skills and knowledge.  Evidencing these skills effectively for a specific role is the key to unlocking that graduate job door.

image of a man jumping off a cliff to reach his future

Recognising employability Continue reading

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