Career Café

Mini Guides

Human Resources Mini-Guide

Human Resources – used to be called Personnel – it’s all about people and achieving an organisation’s goals through their workforce.

Police Mini-Guide

A role within one of the 43 police forces in the UK is a great way to be part of a community and make a difference to society.

Psychology Mini-Guide

There are numerous careers in psychology which is the science of human behaviour and the mind.

Systems Analyst Mini-Guide

It’s one of those jobs that ‘does what it says on the tin’ – a systems analyst is someone who analyses an operation or process with the intention of improving efficiency – in particular, by applying a computer system.

How to guides

How to succeed in psychometric tests and assessments

You’ve passed the first stage – your application form or letter has been read and you’ve been invited for the assessment stage. You can give yourself a real advantage now and practise these tests and assessments so that you’re prepared and ready to shine.    

How to use your language degree

Proving that you are fluent in more than one language is a great skill to have and one that is always in demand. As our world shrinks, working abroad becomes easier and being confident in the local language is important. There are numerous jobs directly related to your chosen language including teaching, translating or interpreting, but are you aware of all the other careers in which a language degree will prove to be very useful?    

How to make the most of your non-academic skills

Your non-academic skills are still vitally important and valuable to an employer. So don't underestimate what you have learnt outside of the lecture hall.

How to earn extra cash at university

Getting through University on a low budget can be tricky. But there are ways to earn additional income whilst still committing to your studies, and every little helps.

Features

How to get to the brink of career success and over it

Tips from our student blogger, now graduate blogger Lauren Waugh  

Human Resources Mini-Guide

Human Resources – used to be called Personnel – it’s all about people and achieving an organisation’s goals through their workforce.

Why if you’re a student, you need to pick up the phone

Communication. First impressions. It all matters. You will be judged on your appearance and ability – but above all else, on how you can communicate verbally. That's face to face and on the phone.  

5 tips for aspiring graduate entrepreneurs

Whilst the dictionary definition is “a person who sets up a business taking on financial risks in the hope of profit” – the rest of us see an entrepreneur as someone who is dynamic, positive, successful, inspirational and a leader in their chosen field.