Publishing: more than you ever imagined

Think publishing is all about dusty books on shelves? Think again.Small plant growing out of open book

The industry is at the heart of the digital information economy and there are more opportunities than ever before for talented people, particularly with business and technology backgrounds. Visit the Publishers Association careers site for more information, including video interviews with young publishers, job profiles and more.

Do you have it?

currency-successIt’s a skill that employers want…  commercial awareness.

Do you understand the role that money plays in business success?  Join a free online course delivered through videos, animations, interviews, hints and tips, quizzes and discussions with other learners around the world – just four hours per week over four weeks – starting on 28 September 2015!

The course will enable you to map your skills and gain evidence of your experience, to create a comprehensive record of learning and develop your CV.

Are you aware?

officeWe all need a little help sometimes!

Take a look at some practical tips from the ICAEW to help you boost your employability, develop your key skills and improve your job prospects.

Not just relevant to students who are studying finance or accountancy!

Turn to TED

exchange-of-ideasWatch, read, listen…

TED is a platform for ideas worth spreading. Started in 1984 as a conference where technology, entertainment and design converged, TED today shares ideas from a broad spectrum — from science to business to global issues including career topics.

Take a test

job_opportunity_door_open_10042to evaluate your potential for a business or finance career that will also market you (anonymously!) to recruiters!

Recruiters identify and contact best fit candidates for their roles by searching on the sections of the test that are relevant to their vacancy.  Get an insight from students who have sat the Test and, as a result, found a job.

Why should you take the Bloomberg Assessment Test?

  • It could lead to a job or internship in the finance industry
  • It will help you to evaluate your skills
  • It’s a great addition to your CV
  • It’s open to all student and recent graduates – all levels and disciplines
  • It’s free!

Not sure that it’s right for you?  Try some sample questions.

Professional Organisations – business/management

Here are a few more links to professional organisations that may be of interest if you’re thinking of a  business/management career:

Association for Project Management UK based organisation whose objective is to advance and promote project management and the professional development of project managers

British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) Facilities managers are responsible for many of the buildings and services which support businesses and other types of organisations and BIFM represents and supports the facilities managers and their professional development. Website has a jobs listing

British Quality Foundation Corporate membership organisation helping organisations of all sizes and sectors to learn from best practice and improve their performance


Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) Chartered professional body which promotes education, training and professional development for quality related job roles

Professional Organisations – business/management

If you’re thinking of a  business/management career, here are some links to professional organisations that may be of interest:

Institute of Administrative Management (IAM) Professional body for management professionals in the UK, with a focus on developing administrative managers, professional administrators and business leaders and offering a range of specialised qualifications

Institute of Healthcare Management Representative organisation for individual healthcare managers in the UK

Institute of Management Services  Management information body which promotes the development of ways of improving productivity and quality, governs professional standards by publishing a code of ethics and provides professional examinations and qualifications


Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Chartered body in the UK that awards management and leadership qualifications. Offers a range of professional management courses and accredited programmes

More next week …/