Students Staff

10 December 2013

Win a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3

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With the winter break upon us, your thoughts may be turning to money, how to earn it and how to make yourself as employable as possible.

Win a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3

And what would be more helpful in your quest for skills and a perfect CV than a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3?

Our Employability and Careers Centre are giving away one of these prized tablets – and all you have to do is enter our Facebook competition to be in with a chance of winning. Just enter your name and email.  The lucky winner will be announced on December 25, Christmas Day! You can increase your chances of winning by sharing your unique contest link.

Could you be our lucky winner? Enter now and cross your fingers: http://bit.ly/GalaxyTabContest

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22 November 2013

Become a frontrunner – deadline extended

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Interested in an on-campus placement?  Make frontrunners your priority.

Deadline extended for some placements - apply today

Deadline extended for some placements – apply today

Gaining work experience and developing your employability skills is becoming more and more important for when you enter the world of work as a graduate.  Just having a good degree is no longer a passport to success.  However the University has a unique on-campus placement scheme which offers exciting opportunities to gain work experience whilst at the same time being paid, flexible, and providing on-the-job training: frontrunners.

We are currently re-advertising a small number of placements to start in January 2014.

The deadline for applications is Monday 2 December 2013 at 12pm.

More information about frontrunners and how to apply can be found on the frontrunners website.

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15 November 2013

Standing out from the crowd at the Options Careers Fair

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Current students and recent graduates flocked to the Options Careers Fair at Colchester campus to meet graduate employers and learn all they could about approaching companies and standing out from the crowd at careers fairs.

students received top employability tips at the Options Careers Fair

students received top employability tips at the Options Careers Fair

The day was attended by a host of graduate employers from Royal Mail to the Royal Navy and from Enterprise Rent-a-Car to BT – all of whom had great advice on how to create a good impression and get yourself on the fast track to a great career.

One piece of advice that many of the employers gave was to come prepared. Make sure you do your homework, find out about the companies beforehand and think about what you can bring to that company.  Have your CV prepared and ready, show your character and your enthusiasm and you could make that great lasting first impression that helps you get a great job or internship.

Many of the employers represented were keen to share their top tips for success on video – so hear from them now on our Vimeo channel.

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24 October 2013

Options 2013 Careers Fair – Monday 28 October

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It is never too early to start considering your career, so make positive start by attending the Options 2013 Careers Fair on Monday.

Time to consider your career at the Options Careers Fair

Time to consider your career at the Options Careers Fair

Not only will you get the chance to meet graduate employers in person but you can find out more about your career options, and discover internships and graduate opportunities open to you right now.

The Fair is open to all students at the University of Essex and recent Essex graduates, and all years are welcome.

Monday 28 October 2013

Time: 11am – 3pm
Venue: University Sports Hall, Colchester campus

What’s in it for you?

The Options Careers Fair is a great chance to:

  • network with graduate employers and create a good first impression;
  • find out what they look for and how to apply;
  • explore possible career paths and learn more about different industry sectors; and
  • ask all those questions you never normally get to ask!

The fair provides you with the rare opportunity to talk directly to graduate employers and ask any questions that you may have face to face – so don’t miss out!

More information including the chance to win a Kindle Paperwhite can be found on the careers and employability website.

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11 October 2013

Make sure your CV stands out from the crowd

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The University has launched Essex Application, a pack specially designed for Essex students equipping them with key advice and skills to ensure their job applications stand out to employers. Produced by the Employability and

Careers Centre and Learning and Development, the pack has been developed in consultation with students, staff and employers and is aimed at helping students recognise their skills and experience and to write good application forms, all of which will ensure they make a positive first impression when applying for a job after university.

Available both online and in hard-copy, Essex Application accompanies the Essex CV pack and is free for all current and former University students.

 

Make your CV stand out

Make your CV stand out

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