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Facebook Twitter YourGuideToGettingAJob. The gig guide: A new model of work? Hoping for long-term, secure employment with one organisation?

The gig guide: A new model of work?

Or perhaps you’re planning to build your career on a freelancing model? Whatever your personal preferences, the world of work is changing, not least in the extent to which people are employed on a permanent basis. In this post, Careers Consultant Marc Steward looks at the rise of the so-called Gig Economy and the implications of this. If you’ve spent any amount of time around campus you will, by now, have come into contact with Uber; either through ordering a ride home after a night out, or simply by trying to avoid being run over by one of their more “excitable” drivers.

Ubiquitous, they are! You may or may not know, however, that Uber are probably the best proponents of the Gig Economy, a business model where “…temporary positions [of work] are common and employers contract with independent workers for short-term engagements.” Why “Gig Economy”? Benefits for the individual Benefits for the employer Future trends. 5 mistakes to avoid in your placement search. Saad Ali is a final year student doing an integrated masters (MEng) in Mechanical Engineering.

5 mistakes to avoid in your placement search

He is also currently working part-time at Slipstream Engineering Design and has completed a number of placements throughout his time at Leeds. In this article, he shares his experience of applying to placements and advice on how to make the best of your time at university. Not spending enough time on applications After sending numerous applications without any success, one day sat in a career’s lecture, I realised that I probably spend more time deciding what to watch on Netflix than I do my applications. My first ‘proper’ application took me 40 hours to write, it was a form with two questions for internship at Toyota Boshoku in Japan. Applications and Interviews - Students - Careers Service.

Interview Tips: What Drives Interview Selection Panels Mad - Careers Advice. There is a great deal of advice on applying for jobs and being interviewed.

Interview Tips: What Drives Interview Selection Panels Mad - Careers Advice

This article looks at the process from the selector’s point of view. The more you can understand where they are coming from, the better prepared you will be. The following is drawn from years of involvement in recruitment in the HE sector, teaching, the civil service, the armed forces and a range of blue chip graduate recruiters. The strength of strengths based recruitment. EY Strengths Assessment. GetthatJob Guideforgraduateswithdisabilities. Full disclosure: When should you reveal a disability at work? The OED defines "disclosure" as the action of making new or secret information known.

Full disclosure: When should you reveal a disability at work?

But for disabled people, it tends to have a more specific usage - one that causes much soul-searching and indecision. What is disclosure? It's never far from a disabled jobseeker's mind and usually comes to the fore when filling in a job application form. Requesting Adjustments: Your ‘Openness Statement’ While the academic term may have finished, for those who have been applying for graduate jobs the hard work continues as you begin to prepare for your interviews and assessment centres.

Requesting Adjustments: Your ‘Openness Statement’

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Applications and interviews. CVs and Applications. Choosing an employer. What skills do employers want? With so many graduates applying for each role, you must demonstrate that you've developed the key skills that employers are looking for While the knowledge and skills required will vary according to the job, it's imperative to convey how you've already gained the core attributes that would make you a worthwhile addition to an organisation.

What skills do employers want?

What skills do graduate employers look for? Knowing what you need to get the job you want is half the battle.

What skills do graduate employers look for?

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If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on our site. With the employment market becoming ever more competitive it is crucial to prepare and research your potential employer before those important interviews. Understanding a potential employer’s company, market and competitors is evidence you have taken the time and effort to research their industry. Competencies. Preserving Integrity - Career Development From Consistently Making the Right Choices © iStockphotoHPuschmann Preserve your integrity.

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You do not wake up one morning a bad person. It happens by a thousand tiny surrenders of self-respect to self-interest. – American writer, Robert Brault Nancy's boss has just let her know that her client's order is about to leave the company's warehouse. "The shipment was damaged by someone on our warehouse team," he says. Nancy pauses, feeling uncomfortable. A guide to: Interviews & Assessment Centres.


Assessment Centres. Job offers (The University of Manchester) You’ve been offered a job, congratulations!

Job offers (The University of Manchester)

All your hard work in the application/interview process has paid off and all you need to do now is check the terms and conditions and accept the job in writing. "Help! I have multiple job offers, what do I do?" Is this you? Did you know you can sign up for a free account with RateMyPlacement? This way you’ll get alerted about the latest, greatest student placements and internships and plenty more besides. Find out about the full benefits of signing up and register on this page. There are times when you sweat over job application forms for hundreds of placements and internships and nothing seems to come of any of them.

And then there are those other times when you might only apply for a few student jobs but end up getting multiple placement or internship offers. This might sound like an ideal situation – and while it’s better to be offered jobs than not – it can present certain difficulties. 6 steps to dealing with multiple job offers. While the job market for the majority of sectors across the globe, generally speaking, is in a lot better place now than it was five years ago, you’d still consider yourself fortunate to receive multiple job offers. The problem is that, while having options is a blessing, many jobseekers don’t know how to deal with more than one offer without damaging their relationships with the organisations whose offers they decide not to accept. How to respond to job rejection. Being on the receiving end of a job rejection can make maintaining a positive attitude extremely difficult.

However, there are many things you can do to keep your spirits up Whether you're struggling to land an interview or falling at the final hurdle, the latter stages of finding a job can be disheartening. Indeed, many students and graduates overlook the sheer competitiveness of the application stage; with some allowing several knockbacks to destroy their confidence entirely. However, Elena Moreno, careers manager at the University of Greenwich, emphasises the importance of perseverance and commitment when making your first career step. 'While it can feel tough at times, competing in the job market inevitably builds your tenacity and resilience, and makes you more able to withstand the competitive aspects of job-hunting in the future,' she adds. So, if you've just been turned down, don't take it personally. Employment. First Job your first month survival guide Mark Blayney. Advice & Guidance. Acasorguk. Guardian Graduate.

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