Welcome to the First Edition of the Spring 2021 Finalist Newsletter!
Are your plans all sorted out for after you graduate this summer? Or do you have some ideas but could do with a bit of help in getting there? Maybe you have no idea at all what your next step could be. You could be feeling quite relaxed about it all but equally you could be worried and unsure. Whatever your situation, Careers Network is here to help, if you need us.
Please complete our Finalists Survey if you would like help from Careers Network between now and the end of April 2021. The survey is open until Sunday 14th February at 11:59pm and we will contact you shortly afterwards. Please access the survey here:
If you don’t feel ready to think about those next steps at the moment that is fine too. We will re-send the Finalists Survey so there will be further opportunities to complete it. Our comprehensive website has lots of great information and advice so do remember to check it out too.
Key Careers Events Below are some of the key events coming up in the next couple of months. For a full list of events head to Careers online
Employability Month: Spring into your career!
We’re putting on 4 weeks of interactive online events, designed to help you on your career journey. View and book here
Mock Assessment Centres - Sponsored by Druck
Delivered by Careers Network and staff from a range of top companies, you'll hear first-hand what to expect and learn how to prepare effectively. Take part in a virtual group exercise to gain as much practice as you can before your first real assessment centre.
Book your place via Careers Online Dates Thursday 11th February - Book here
Tuesday 23rd February - Book here
Thursday 11th March - Book here
It’s more important than ever to know what’s happening out there in the graduate jobs market…
We always recommend youknow yourselfand what you’re after (fun, prospects or money?) first and foremost so that you can aim for a career that’s right for you. But in addition, if you know what sectors are expanding or contracting, who’s hiring and who isn’t, it can help you to focus your efforts for optimum results.Prospects Luminateand theEmerging Jobs Reportare examples of sources that can help you do just that.
Some very positive news we spotted on LinkedIn: people are starting to feel more confident about their jobs, finances and their long-term career prospects according to this report
…and when you are job hunting here are 10 things you need to know when navigating the 2021 graduate job market.
Our Talent Match Scheme for work-based opportunities and internships launches again during Spring term with an exciting event taking place on Wednesday 3rd March 2021 at 6pm via Microsoft Teams.
During this event, you will get the chance to hear more about the scheme and how it will work this year, including expectations, key dates and events. You’ll be given more information on the programme of support and communications in place, as well as any insights into the types of vacancies secured already through the scheme. As part of this virtual event, you’ll also get the chance to hear from 2-3 of our students, graduates and businesses who took part in the scheme last year – highlighting what they got out of it, how it benefitted them and their skillset or organisation, too!
If you’re interested in registering for the scheme, please email Sophie Hyde firstname.lastname@example.org she’ll provide you with more details on how to sign-up for both the launch and wider programme shortly.
Vodafone is SO much more than just a mobile network provider.
Enter our Think Big, Then Bigger competition to discover how we’re helping to create the future through pioneering technologies. Out of three pioneering projects, all you have to do is select the project you think Vodafone is really involved in.
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Santander Universities provide many free opportunities for students and graduates for development and reskilling through a range of schemes. You can read about the Santander Freelancer Scheme, Santander and Iron Hack Digital Re-Skilling Programme, Santander Black Inclusion Programme and more here (where you will need to scroll down for the English translation)
What is the impact of volunteering?
Please take a few minutes to help us find out by completing the following survey by 31st March.
Whether you have volunteered before or not, your feedback will be very useful to our team of Loughborough researchers.
On Demand Presentations
Check out our Careers Network Learn module CA007 where you can find a series of helpful videos such as:
Sort your career in your final year
Planning your Career
Exploring Postgraduate Study
Top Tips for . . . the various stages of the recruitment process
Need help creating a CV, covering letters, applications or finding suitable jobs to apply for? Book a 20 minute Quick Advice appointment with one of your Careers Consultants via Careers Online on the day you would like your appointment. For a more indepth conversation about your career options and career planning 30 minute Career Consultations are available by calling 01509 222039.
Whether you know which career sector you would like to work in, or are still exploring your options, you will find links to a whole range of websites on our Career areas web page.
If you are struggling finding roles consider following the below steps:
Explore career options by checking out some key websites that you may find useful to find roles related to your degree.
If you want to view a full range of websites applicable to you go to the Options with your degree page on the Careers Network website, select your school, select your course and then click on the ‘Resources to find experience, placements, and graduate jobs’ tab to see job search resources relevant to your course.
Finally, don't forget that you can always speak to a member of the Careers Network Team by booking an appointment via Careers Online.
Looking for something niche? Go to Prospects job profiles and find the closest match for the job role you are looking for. Then scroll down to the ‘Employers’ section to see links to search for related roles.