David Winter, careers thought leader, launches new book: You're hired!

Posted by Harry Picken on 26-Apr-2016 09:30:00

David Winter from The Careers Group has released a book with Tristram Hooley and Jim Bright entitled 'You’re hired! Job Hunting Online: The Complete Guide'.

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Topics: News, Resources

LinkedIn Students: What’s it all about and key actions for universities

Posted by Harry Picken on 19-Apr-2016 09:30:00

In today’s post we are going to take a look across the pond to our friends in the US and in particular, the launch of LinkedIn Students, an app that aims to help graduates build a professional network and begin their career.


Career service and university colleagues will probably think of LinkedIn as an online CV. However, the sector has recently become aware of its importance as a research tool, career explorer, and news aggregator. It’s not just professionals taking advantage, students are too. As students are their fastest growing demographic LinkedIn has put a tremendous amount of effort into building and releasing LinkedIn Students which hits app stores in the US yesterday (18/04/2016). Depending on its success, the UK will hopefully see its release in the next few months -that means we have some time to prepare!


Take a look at what you can expect and the key actions for UK universities below.

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Topics: News, Comment

Queen Mary Careers and Enterprise wins Guardian Employability Award

Posted by Anjali Christopher on 22-Mar-2016 10:00:00

Launched just one year ago, Queen Mary University of London's QConsult scheme was named the winner in the coveted Guardian University Award’s Employability Initiative Category. 

​The award marks Queen Mary's second win, following the recognition of their QProjects work experience scheme in 2014.

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Topics: Awards

Working with academic departments to temp agency partnerships: 5 things you will learn in the latest edition of The Frame from Goldsmiths Careers

Posted by Harry Picken on 21-Mar-2016 11:32:30

The Spring issue of The Frame is here! The publication from Goldsmiths Careers Service is bursting with a range of projects and approaches, opinion pieces, interviews, case studies and videos focused on student personal professional development.

With commentary from Goldsmiths staff, students and guest contributors from across the sector, you can be sure there are a number of key takeaways that set you up to be the envy of your colleagues as you casually slip the latest industry know-how into conversation.

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Topics: Comment, The Careers Group member Colleges, Partnerships, Resources

Addressing social mobility through employer engagement

Posted by Harry Picken on 29-Feb-2016 09:30:00

Social mobility is widely acknowledged as a long standing issue for employers and universities. As a result, leaps have been made in policy, research, and practice throughout the graduate recruitment industry, from the big four to the local tech startup.

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Infographic: guide to image sizes for Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn and YouTube

Posted by Harry Picken on 09-Feb-2016 10:00:00

When you're designing graphics, cover photos, and other images for your careers centre, it's important to make sure your social media presence is on-brand and professional. With this useful infographic you'll be able to know what the difference in dimensions for everything from a banner photos to cover photo and everything inbetween.

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Topics: Comment, Resources

Priortise graduates now or take a financial hit later

Posted by The Careers Group News on 04-Feb-2016 11:37:05

"Bright, hungry young team members must be given real responsibilities, or your business risks losing their engagement, loyalty, commitment and value".

Recently, Steve Parker, strategy partner at M&C Saatchi, published an insightful article in Marketing Magazine on the benefits of retaining graduates. Find out how why a company should stay competitive in an increasingly entrepreneurial marketplace and how it can lead to advocacy, generation of new ideas and ultimately business success.


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The best times (and worst) to post on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn for careers centres

Posted by Harry Picken on 03-Feb-2016 13:13:48

It’s not enough to just post your content on social media. These days it’s important to consider when you’re posting, to ensure your content gets seen by the most people. But when exactly is the best time to be posting on social networks like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn if you're trying to reach students and employers?

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Topics: Comment, Resources

8 incredibly useful tools each careers centre should know about

Posted by Harry Picken on 26-Jan-2016 09:00:00

Always thinking of new ways to optimise your time or improve the service you provide to students and employers? Fear not! These tools are so functional you'll be left pondering how you used to manage your day. 

We're not saying bookmarking them will change your life, but you might as well give it a go.


1. Calendly

Always struggling with back-and-forth emails to schedule meetings with students? It's a daily issue. 

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Topics: Comment, The Careers Group member Colleges

Times Higher Education highlights AGCAS graduate survey

Posted by Harry Picken on 18-Jan-2016 10:48:55

The Times Higher Education has highlighted the annual graduate labour market survey, undertaken by the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS).

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Topics: News

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