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Getting into: The Music Business

So you want a career in the music business? It’s not going to be easy, but hopefully this blog post by our Careers Advisor Su Maynard will make your next steps a little clearer.

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The music business is massive and with so many job roles, you really should be aware of what you are getting yourself into! Jobs are rarely for life and working in this industry tends to be more of a lifestyle choice than a 9-5 working week. This makes that initial research into what is available in this industry and whether or not it suits your skills, experience and interests, absolutely vital.  You might want to consider some of these starting points: Continue reading

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Getting into Fashion

Do you have a passion for Fashion? Want to make that passion into your career? In this blog post our Senior Careers Consultant Gill Barber aims to help you achieve that ambition!

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The fashion and textile sector is a massive part of the UK and it accounts for over 79,000 firms. It is typically a well known industry with many well established businesses and designers working within it. The greatest proportions of fashion and textiles businesses in the UK are in London, the South East and the North West.  Continue reading

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How I got my job: Co-founder of JumpIn

Do you have a business idea? Thinking of starting-up whilst you’re still a student? Sam Ryan is one half of the duo who founded JumpIn. In this blog post he explains why you should make the most of being a student and start-up whilst you’re still studying!

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In April 2012, I was sat in a bar in Leeds city centre with Barney Williams. We lived three roads apart in Hyde Park, yet we irrationally decided to take two separate cabs to the same destination. It was from here that we decided to explore the possibility of taxi sharing. 18 months on and we’re now the co-founders of JumpIn, a community focussed taxi booking and sharing mobile app purely for students. Continue reading

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Work experience for undergraduates

Are you an undergraduate and thinking about getting work experience over the summer but afraid that it’s too late? Don’t worry because there are still things you could get involved in to help you develop your skills over the summer and there are plenty of opportunities available.

In this post we will highlight some quick ideas of where to look for work experience and how to find it:

  • Speculative applications

A lot of vacancies are not advertised, so there is an advantage to approaching an organisation off your own back. If you approach an organisation yourself, it already demonstrates that you have knowledge of them and you actually want to work for them.  You can also highlight exactly how much experience you would like with the organisation and if it’s a large company, you can highlight if you would like experience in specific areas of that company. Check out our website for full details of how to apply speculatively. Continue reading

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So you’ve joined LinkedIn – now what?

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Like many students, you may have joined LinkedIn based on a recommendation from someone you know, or simply have heard about it and wanted to explore it further.  I’ve definitely seen an increase in the number of students aware of LinkedIn over the past couple of years, but I frequently hear statements like the following from students

  • “I created a profile/ account but haven’t really done anything else”
  • “I don’t know what to do now”
  • “What is the point of LinkedIn? Continue reading

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Using social media to find jobs & internships – Autumn Career Essentials

Chances are that you’re already well acquainted with at least one social network, but have you considered using such networks as part of your career exploration or job search strategy? Because of its up-to-the-minute information and accessibility, social media is a really useful tool for both of these things (and much more!). In our Prezi, 3 ways social media can help your career, we outline some of the ways that LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook can help you research your options or career ideas, get application tips, develop a professional online profile and network your way to success. Although we’ve only focussed on these 3 networks, the same principles could equally be applied to many others.

To find out more, pop in and see us on our drop-in service (open Monday-Friday 9am-4pm) or look out for relevant workshops on our events database.

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