Hope everyone is enjoying the Easter hols! Prime time for:


– UPDATING YOUR CV (What skills have you gained from extra-curricular activities? We’re all “good team players” and have improved our “communication skills” – What about thinking of an example where you have demonstrated “Personal Enterprise” and “Commercial acumen”?

Check out the Grad Skills Framework for further ideashttp://www.ncl.ac.uk/…/NewcastleGraduateSkillsFramework-201…)

– CREATING/USING LINKEDIN PROFILE (Read http://biginterview.com/…/2014/06/linkedin-profile-tips.html

and http://www.forbes.com/…/what-makes-a-linkedin-profile-great/

)- APPLYING for that work experience/summer internship/Grad job. Apply for lots. Will you still have your student house in Newcastle over summer or are you limited to something back home? What about a summer job abroad? There’s more out there than Camp America. Make the most of this time off and apply apply apply…

– SPEAKING TO INTERESTING PEOPLE. Seen someone online/offline working in the sector you’d love to join? Ask them for some advice or information what they did to get to where they are today. Check out the NCL database of Grad profiles; Graduate Connectionshttps://apps.ncl.ac.uk/graduateconnections/

– GETTING ADVICE. Head to the Careers Service and speak to a CV advisor/Careers advisor/Information Officer/Business Start-up teamhttp://www.ncl.ac.uk/careers/explore/careerPlanning/rota.php

We will be posting a wide variety of work experience, internships, grad jobs and careers advice over the Easter break to get you inspired… Good luck everyone!

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