Whether you need help finding a part-time job, writing a CV or cover letter, or preparing for a graduate scheme, we can help. Where are we? The Careers & Enterprise Centre is based in the Queens’ building (pic on left) on the Mile End campus, which is number 19 on this campus map. We’re in room … More Careers & Enterprise: Who we are
Dr Tracy Bussoli, Careers Consultant Part 2: How to apply to a job in industry Make speculative applications Not all biotechnology companies and contract research organisations have the resources to run formal recruitment processes in the way that large pharmaceutical companies do. It’s therefore worth approaching them even if they are not advertising a job! … More PhDs & Postdocs – How to apply to a job in industry
We hope you’re enjoying the summer break, and making the most of the sunshine! Perhaps you’ve got yourself a part-time job, an internship or are researching graduate scheme deadlines for the coming term. Whatever your situation, it’s always good to revisit your CV and make sure it’s as up-to-date as possible. If a job opportunity … More Quick CV tips
One of the challenges with writing a CV that will attract an employer’s attention, is trying to impress whilst being clear and concise. It’s all to easy to fall into the trap of using buzz words and jargon filled phrases, which might sound snappy, but could actually be doing your CV more harm than good. Phrases … More Too many buzz words could be damaging your CV
Many students worry about their writing skills when it comes to completing job applications. Applications generally require you to write something – an answer to a question or a cover letter for example, and this can be daunting task, particularly if you don’t study an essay-based subject. But even if you write essays all the … More Impress and make impact with your job application
CV length: Many students still think that their CV has to be one page long. In fact, unless you’re applying for a job in the financial sector, or you’re applying for positions in the US, your CV should ideally be two pages long. If you’re having trouble filling up two sides, you can book an … More CV and Application FAQs
What is commercial awareness? Commercial awareness is sometimes also referred to as ‘business focus’, ‘client focus’, ‘business understanding’ or ‘passion for business’. Basically it is about having an interest in, and an understanding of, the business world that organisations operate in. This includes: familiarity with the company (its customers, competitors and suppliers) knowing what is … More Commercial awareness: how do I show employers I have it?