Career Zone Podcast
What are employers looking for? - July 2021

What are employers looking for? - July 2021

July 5, 2021

In this week's podcast, Rae is joined by colleagues from the Career Zone who recently attended the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services Conference. The Career Zone staff share what they found out about what employers are looking for and what the graduate labour market is looking like.

 

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Demonstrating Passion to Employers

Demonstrating Passion to Employers

June 7, 2021

Rae is joined by Liz Robertson and Jenny Phillips, Employability and Career Consultants at the University of Exeter. Liz and Jenny discuss the importance of passion when applying for jobs and share their top tips to ensure you are demonstrating passion to employers. 

 

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What to wear at interview

What to wear at interview

June 3, 2021

It can be rather daunting deciding what to wear to interview, and knowing what the employer would deem appropriate can sometimes be a challenge.  In this episode, Career Zone Support Officer Jenny and Callie, a final year History student, give you their top tips for dressing appropriately, confidently and comfortably when you are selected to interview

Preparing for your placement

Preparing for your placement

May 27, 2021

Once you have secured a work placement, you will be thinking about what you need to do before your first day in the role.  In this podcast, Rich Daniels, our Placements Learning Manager, has some great tips to help you prepare for your first day and to get the most from your time on placement

Home Study – How to translate the skills from studying at home into job applications

Home Study – How to translate the skills from studying at home into job applications

May 24, 2021

Throughout the last year we have all had to adapt to working and studying from home. In this episode, Rae looks at some of the skills that you will have acquired and honed while working remotely, and how you can use these new skills when applying for jobs.  

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How to motivate others

How to motivate others

May 19, 2021

In this episode, Rae explores how to motivate others effectively in order to contribute to a happy team, and create a positive working environment.  

How will graduate jobs be impacted by Covid-19? – Part 3, May 2021

How will graduate jobs be impacted by Covid-19? – Part 3, May 2021

May 11, 2021

Last year, 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 another look at how the graduate market is faring, a year on from the start of the pandemic. You can find more information on specific sectors visit the Career Research and Planning pages.

 

References: Burning Glass After the storm: the jobs and skills that will drive the post-pandemic recovery (February 2021). After the Storm | Burning Glass Technologies (burning-glass.com)

 

Resolving conflicts in the workplace

Resolving conflicts in the workplace

May 6, 2021

There will be some point during your career that you will have a disagreement or dispute with another person. In this episode, Rae talks through the key elements to work through in order to resolve conflicts in any situation. 

Ethics in the workplace

Ethics in the workplace

May 5, 2021

In this episode, Owen considers the importance of ethics and sustainable practice in the workplace, and how choosing an organisation that shares your ethics can lead to a happy, sustainable and enjoyable career. 

Working for an SME - Is it for me?

Working for an SME - Is it for me?

April 23, 2021

This week, Rae is joined by Jayde Kirby, a Business Coach, to discuss SMEs, small or medium sized enterprises. Jayde talks about the benefits of working for an SME as a graduate and how you can find out whether working for an SME is for you. Links to the websites mentioned in this episode: My Career Zone Digital, Prospects, Target Jobs, Hello Grads and Graduate Jobs.

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