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Challenging discrimination: a guide to ‘positive action’ in employment

You may have heard the term “positive action” and wondered what it was or who might benefit from it.  This post aims to give you some background information and to help you decide if it might be relevant to you. The Equality Act 2010 introduced ...


Alternative Careers Spotlight Series: The Prince’s Trust

Interested in supporting young people in the United Kingdom who are struggling to transform their lives? This week I spoke to Naomi Hyde, a Warwick Physics graduate who currently works as Supporter Services Coordinator at the Prince’s Trust. About ...

Alternative careers spotlight series: Bloodwise

Warwick sociology graduate Graciella continues her series of articles to raise awareness of opportunities in the voluntary and charitable sectors. This week she spoke to another Warwick graduate who joined Asthma UK after graduation and who is now ...

Alternative careers spotlight series: Teach First

University of Warwick Sociology graduate continues her focus on careers in the public, voluntary and charitable sectors with this article on Teach First. Special thanks to current trainee teacher, Patrick Lavery. At Warwick my perception was that ...

Alternative careers spotlight series: Explore Learning

Interested in exploring options for a career in education? In this interview Warwick graduate Molly Inglis describes her role as an Assistant Director at Explore Learning, a private tuition service company. In her role Molly balances sales, ...

Alternative careers spotlight series: Charityworks

Over the next few weeks the Careers Blog will be publishing a series of articles from a Warwick Sociology graduate Graciella Martin Rijo, to raise awareness of opportunities in the public, voluntary and charitable sectors. If you are the type of ...

Application rejected? How to combat CV failure

Having a job application rejected can be disheartening, especially when you know you’re plenty qualified for the role. But the most likely reason for this is that your CV didn’t grab the recruiter’s attention. By taking some time to strengthen ...

The hows and whys of volunteering at university

This might just be the understatement of the century, but students are busy. We work on assignments, reading, exams, lectures, reading, seminars, societies and activities, paid work, and more reading. So, how – and why – bother with ...

Transferring from the Integrated Masters to a BSc

Have you just been transferred to the BSc following your second year exam results? This blog is designed to help you adopt a positive mind-set if you are starting your final year earlier than you expected.     Develop a new career ...

How employers show that they want people like you!

Publisher Malcolm Forbes (publisher of Forbes magazine) once said that ‘diversity is the art of thinking independently together.’ Diversity is more than just a buzz-word, it can hold the key to fostering new ways of thinking, broadening a ...

The do’s and dont’s of a graduate CV

With 3 or 4 long years of hard studying behind you and degree certificate firmly in hand, it’s time to find your first full-time professional position. Andrew Fennell, the founder of CV writing advice website StandOut CV, shares his perspective on ...


So you didn’t get the degree you wanted…

You have finally finished University – the rest of your life beckons. You should be fired up with excitement but your results weren’t quite what you’d hoped. Instead of getting that magic 2.1 you’ve got the dreaded 2.2.  Or maybe even ...

How social media can help you find a career 

Even though it can seem to be a relatively daunting concept, it is possible to develop contact on social media to help you find a career,  particularly in sectors that are notoriously difficult to enter. In fields such as PR and journalism, ...

What influenced my career decision

Making a career decision can be a challenging process. For many students approaching their finals it may be the first time they have started to consider what to do with their degree. Ojinika Efobi graduated from Warwick Law School in 2018 and in her ...

How joining a society can help your career

We’ve all seen those LinkedIn profiles where people are part of dozens of societies, clubs and organisations during their time at university. During my three years (so far!) of studying, I have always been hesitant to join societies. Would I be able ...

Want a reason to jump out of bed in the morning? Then find your Ikigai.  

How are we supposed to know what our true calling in life is? Especially when there is still so much to experience, knowledge to gain, and our dreams don’t seem possible. Picking something and saying ‘this is my thing’ seems a bit crazy. I’ve always ...

What to do when you have no experience

You may remember Guns ‘n Roses used this strategy in the 90’s, releasing 2 albums simultaneously on the same day. Today we are publishing two blogs on the theme of how a candidate makes their application stand out if they have no, or little, formal ...

How to write a CV with no experience

Securing that first step on the career ladder after graduating can feel like an impossible task. Graduates often find themselves stuck in limbo when they realise most roles require at least some experience. But in order to get that experience in the ...

Looking beyond the Graduate Scheme

The instinct of many final year students seeking employment is to only apply for graduate schemes. There are alternatives however. University of Warwick History graduate Kathryn O’Connell, a consultant with the Katie Bard agency in Birmingham ...

How to make sure your application stands out 

There are around 14 million graduates in the UK labour market. That’s a lot of people to compete against if you’re looking for a job! The good news is there are some tricks of the trade that can help ensure your application stands out from the ...

How to answer ‘What are your weaknesses?’

As interview questions go this one has to be up there with the most feared. In a situation where it is imperative that you sell yourself and be the best ‘you’ you can be, you are asked to lay bare your faults and explain exactly why you shouldn’t ...

Interviews and how to do well at them at them

As part of the application process interviews are a sign that we have done well. We have offered clear evidence of our suitability and have mastered the stage that takes out most applicants. Our application is a strong one and on paper we have all ...

Why you don’t need to wait out for a dream internship to come to you!

It is widely reported that the majority of job opportunities are never formally advertised. But how do you uncover this hidden job market? In this blog, University of Warwick Politics and International Studies undergraduate Tanya Khan describes how ...

Making yourself employable as an International Student

No one can argue how much the UK Education sector is enriched and enhanced by the contribution of international students. International students often feel frustrated when they come to seek work in the UK post-studies but there are still many ...

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