Tag: Career development

How to gain work experience

Getting relevant work experience while you study is a great way to get ahead in the graduate job market. Working on a paid or voluntary basis introduces you to the realities of the workforce, enables you to develop your employability skills and helps to build your professional networks. Continue reading

Benefits of work experience

Each year there is a large pool of students graduating with similar qualifications. Before you finish your degree ask yourself these things:

  • Does anything help you stand out from the crowd?
  • Would an employer notice you above anyone else?

If the answer to these questions is no then you should consider organising some work experience for yourself. Continue reading

A quick guide to… careers and career planning

A career is the sum total of paid and unpaid work, learning and life roles you undertake throughout your life. The term ‘career’ was traditionally associated with paid employment and referred to a single occupation. In today’s world of work the term ‘career’ is seen as a continuous process of learning and development. Continue reading

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