Don’t give up!

Keep on applying!  This article on eFinancialCareers site has some useful tips. Change your game play, get a system!
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Don’t be put off because the article relates to the finance sector as the tips could set you on track to improve your chances of getting that job!

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!

Who’s my career consultant?

grads_jumping_800_8157Simples!  Contact them to see how they can help you!

Recent Brunel graduate?  You can get help from the PDC for up to two years after graduation though it’s best to get in touch with us sooner rather than later to maximise the help we can give you.

At handholdingkeyhome and not able to get into uni?  No worries!  Get some help by email or ‘phone (some careers consultants also use Skype)!

Consultants can talk to you about your career options, check applications, give you interview advice, and more…

Summer’s here…

Although it might not feel like it yet exams will soon be over for another year, but what will you be doing with your summer?

Of course a break after the stress of exams and deadlines is well deserved but, after a week or two in the sun, what’s next? With more than 12 weeks of free time don’t waste it! It’s an excellent opportunity to broaden your skills and gain some work experience while earning some extra cash to bump up your finances for next year.summervacation

L1 student?
Free time over the summer gives you a chance to gain the work experience that is so valued by recruiters. If you plan to do a placement, showing an employer that you have used your summer to acquire new skills, or perhaps been responsible for a project or developing a new system will go miles in your applications – let alone give you something real to talk about during your interviews! You may even get a placement out of it for next year or a job after you’ve graduated!

L2 student?
You can still decide to take a placement year – just contact your Placement Officer. You can keep looking until September!

Have you already decided you’re not going to do a placement? Then getting work experience under your belt is even more essential. Put yourself in a recruiter’s shoes: who would you employ if you could choose between a graduate with no experience or someone who has built up a strong portfolio? Recruiters want to see that you can apply your academic learning in the work environment and the best way is through work experience!

So where can you find all these opportunities for the summer?

If you need help with deciding what to do, your job applications or your interview style and practice while you’re working over the summer, we are too – drop in to the PCC (1st floor, Bannerman Centre), or visit our website for advice/information or to find our contact details.