Exams are over! But you might be wondering … what next? Firstly, don’t panic! We’ve heard almost 50% of UK undergraduates enter their final year of study not knowing what they want to do next… so you are not alone! We see lots of students at this time of year who don’t have a career in … More Career choice – top tips from Careers Consultants
Sometimes it feels as though there is just not enough time in the day to get everything done, so it’s easy to put things off and find distractions. Particularly if they seem, let’s be honest, a little bit daunting or feel like hard work. Job hunting can often fall into this category, which can … More Procrastinating with your job hunt?
According to a survey published by Investors in People, 60% of workers in the UK are not happy in their current jobs. Another survey revealed that nearly 80% of Londoners and unhappy in their jobs. And a Gallop poll shows that 23% of workers worldwide hate their jobs, with only 15% who feel engaged by … More Guest blog: The importance of finding work that is meaningful
Making decisions about your future career can seem like an arduous and research-intensive process. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t some great ways to spend 10 minutes of your time that can ultimately help you to make the right choices. Coffee break coming up? Then consider the following short sharp exercises: Prospects Planner One of our … More 4 short sharp careers exercises for your coffee break
Whether you are approaching an employer speculatively about a role that isn’t advertised, or you are applying for a role where you are given little information, looking at the organisation’s website can give you helpful clues about what to include in your application. So if you don’t have a formal job description listing essential skills, … More Get to know future employers: find clues on their website!
Ever though about being a crisp inspector?! Believe it or not, this is a real job. Along with many others, like professional tea tasters and bed warmers. Or how about being paid to line up in queues for people?! These might sound daft, but the message to take away is that there’s a whole world … More Jobs you never knew existed!
In September 2016, I quit my grad scheme and ‘job for life’ with the Civil Service to try 25 careers through short-term work experience and internships, in a year – before my 25th birthday. I realised that, aged 24, I still had absolutely no idea what I really wanted to do. It was a gamble, … More Guest blog: The Radical Sabbatical – Trying 25 Careers In A Year