Career Zone Podcast
Careers wellbeing tips - how to de-stress job hunting

Careers wellbeing tips - how to de-stress job hunting

January 18, 2021

Job hunting can seem like a daunting prospect, especially at the moment, but here Rae shares her top 5 practical tips for de-stressing job hunting to help you make sure you look after your wellbeing during your search.  For more information, visit the University's Wellbeing and Careers pages; //www.exeter.ac.uk/wellbeing/  //www.exeter.ac.uk/careers/ 

Speaking publicly

Speaking publicly

January 18, 2021

In this week’s episode Rae is joined by Mair George, Facilitator and Freelance Theatre Producer, to discuss what public speaking means and why it is important. Mair shares her tips to help you improve your public speaking and presentation skills.

Learning from Failure

Learning from Failure

January 15, 2021

In this week’s episode, Rae is joined by Kelly Preece, Researcher Development Manager in the Doctoral College. Kelly shares her experience of failure and how she has come to view it as her greatest strength. Kelly also runs the Researchers, Development and the In-Betweens Podcast for PGRs which can be found here.

The Importance of Delegation Skills

The Importance of Delegation Skills

January 15, 2021

In this week’s episode, Rae explains what delegation skills are, why you delegate and the benefit of doing so for both yourself and for others. Rae also talks through the five steps to effective delegation. 

Is postgraduate study for you?

Is postgraduate study for you?

January 15, 2021

This week, Wendy Woolery, Employability and Careers Consultant, provides an overview of the things to consider if you’re thinking of studying a postgraduate degree. Wendy provides information on the range of different postgraduate degrees available and the various sources of funding available. Some University Colleges provide progression scholarships for students and recent alumni who would like to stay to progress their studies. For more information visit exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/. 

How will graduate jobs be impacted by Covid-19? Part 2

How will graduate jobs be impacted by Covid-19? Part 2

January 15, 2021

Back in June 2020, we released our first podcast titled, “How will graduate jobs be impacted by Covid-19?”, which focused on the initial impact that Covid-19 had on the graduate labour market at that time.  Here, Rae takes a second look at how the graduate market is faring, nearly six months on. 

In conversation with Anam, Freelance Translation

In conversation with Anam, Freelance Translation

November 13, 2020

As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, Rae talks with University of Exeter graduate Anam about their freelance and portfolio work. Anam discusses the importance of building a network and how she has taken an entrepreneurial approach to her career.

If you are a current University of Exeter student, thinking about working freelance or building a portfolio career, you can book a one-to-one appointment with Rae, an Employability and Careers Consultant.

In conversation with Ash, Founder of Acting for Change International

In conversation with Ash, Founder of Acting for Change International

November 13, 2020

In this episode, as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, Rae talks with University of Exeter graduate Ash about how they set up a charity whilst at university and whether they would consider themselves an entrepreneur. More information on Acting for Change International can be found here.

The Importance of Professionalism

The Importance of Professionalism

November 13, 2020

In this week’s episode Rae is joined by Rachel Sloan, Employability and Placements Adviser and Christo Nation, a University of Exeter alumnus. Rachel and Christo discuss the value of professionalism and provide tips and advice on how to present your best professional self.

Decide: How do I choose a career?

Decide: How do I choose a career?

November 9, 2020

In this week’s episode, Rae Roberts, Employability and Careers Consultant, thinks about the question many of you may face, how do I choose a career? To help get you thinking, Rae introduces four steps to help you when choosing a future career.

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