Career Zone Podcast
How a careers guidance appointment helped me

How a careers guidance appointment helped me

June 21, 2022

In this episode Employability and Career Consultant Sarah Blunt sits down with Mia, a final year Biological Sciences student, to find out about her experience of attending a careers guidance appointment with the Career Zone. Sarah also speaks to Employability and Career Consultant Fiona Hartley to find out what you can expect if you book an appointment yourself.  

Find out more on the Career Zone webpage.

Asking questions at interview - what they say about you/what not to ask

Asking questions at interview - what they say about you/what not to ask

June 15, 2022

Jenny Clark from the Student Employability team working, with social science students at the University of Exeter explains why it is so important to ask relevant questions at the end of an interview, and provides some great suggestions for what you should and should not ask.

What is organisational culture?

What is organisational culture?

June 8, 2022

In this episode, Rae explores what is meant by the phrase ‘organisational culture’ and why it is important. Rae shares her advice on how you can learn about a company’s organisational culture when applying for jobs.

 

For more information on how to utilise the Alumni tool on LinkedIn, book onto one of our LinkedIn Lab sessions

In conversation with…students who have studied abroad

In conversation with…students who have studied abroad

May 30, 2022

In this episode focusing on Study Abroad, Gemma, an Employability and Placements Adviser in the Skills Team, talks to Callum (who studied at University of Plymouth but is currently working alongside the Global Opportunities team as a Graduate Business Partner), Harry and Izzy, each of whom completed a study abroad year.  Here we learn more about the experiences and opportunities that this year provided each of them. 

The majority of Undergraduate courses at the University of Exeter have the option to add study or work abroad, or sometimes both.  If you have any questions regarding the global opportunities available, please contact our Outbound team at outbound@exeter.ac.uk or visit the Global Opportunities SharePoint site here

Get ready to graduate! A look at the latest labour market information

Get ready to graduate! A look at the latest labour market information

May 24, 2022

We last looked at the labour market situation in January, so in this episode, we are going to look at what has changed in the labour market since then. 

To support your transition from university into employment or further study, we have created the Get Ready to Graduate programme. Whether you are exploring options, planning your next steps or actively applying for opportunities, we have something for everyone.  Click here for more information on Get Ready to Graduate | Career Zone | University of Exeter or Careers Forever - Exeter (careercentre.me), to help you whatever stage of career planning you are at.  If you’re still unsure, book a guidance appointment to start a conversation.

Gamification in the recruitment process.

Gamification in the recruitment process.

May 12, 2022

David Pritchard, an Employability & Careers Consultant, discusses gamification in the recruitment process. David explores what is meant by gamification, and why it is used by employers. He shares the type of experience you might expect with examples from KPMG, Deloitte and Unilever, as well as giving advice on how to approach game based selection tools if you come across them in the recruitment process.

What is CPD (Continued Professional Development)?

What is CPD (Continued Professional Development)?

May 5, 2022

You will never stop learning in the workplace.  Here Clive Betts, Head of Staff Development at the University of Exeter, explores the tremendous value of both formal and informal CPD (Continued Professional Development) throughout your career.  Clive considers how you can make the most of it, how to think carefully about what you are learning, how you learn and what you are going to do as a result of your CPD.

 

 

The Importance of Saying No

The Importance of Saying No

March 30, 2022

In this week’s podcast, Employability and Career Consultants Dominic Prosser and Jenny Phillips discuss why it’s important to say no in the workplace. Dominic and Jenny talk about when you should be saying no and share their tips on the different ways you can say no.

 

References mentioned in this episode:

Campbell, J. (2019) The Resilience Dynamic, Practical Inspiration Publishing: London.

Lees, J. (2019) Secrets of Resilient People, Teach Yourself: London.

Wong, T. (2020) Digital Onion, online at digitalonion.com [accessed 14th July 2021]

In conversation with Ridi, a University of Exeter Student

In conversation with Ridi, a University of Exeter Student

March 22, 2022

As part of Neurodiversity Celebration Week, Rae is joined by University of Exeter student, Ridi. Ridi shares her experience of being neurodivergent and how neurodiversity can be explored and supported within the workplace.

 

If you would like to book an appointment with a Careers Consultant, contact the Career Zone and ask for a Guidance appointment.

 

You can find out more about Ridi's art business at: 

Art page Instagram: @creativeweirdo_98

Art website: https://creativeweirdoshop.bigcartel.com/

Bouncing back after a job rejection

Bouncing back after a job rejection

March 16, 2022

In this episode, Jenny Phillips and Dominic Prosser, Employability and Career Consultants, discuss how to bounce back after a job rejection. Jenny and Dominic talk about some of the practical things you can do in this situation and share ideas on how you can become more resilient.

If you would like to book an appointment with a Careers Consultant, contact the Career Zone and ask for a Guidance appointment.

Throughout term time the Career Zone run a range of skill sessions including on Personal Resilience. You can find out what is running and book your place on Handshake. 

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