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Getting into the Media

Want to get in to the Media industry? Terrified by the competitive nature of it? Take a look at these tips by Careers Consultant Venita Girvan and perhaps you’ll get ahead of the game!

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The Media sector is a large part of the UK and it is a popular form of communication that many of us rely on or use in our daily lives. The ways in which things are communicated through the media industry vary from broadcast to print:

Broadcast Media – This is information that is communicated electronically, for example, through television, film and radio.

Print Media – The communication over print media is usually done so in a printed manner, for example, newspapers and magazines 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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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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