Using informal Meetups to bridge the gaps between guidance appointments and workshops.
In this post I explore how metaphors can be used to describe and understand the role of the Careers Adviser.
One of the most common questions I get asked by students is ‘What can I do with my degree?’ Some see their options are very limited, while others know most […]
I recently worked with a group of fellow careers advisers at the University of Birmingham to plan and deliver a workshop on career theory. The session was aimed at raising […]
As a Careers Adviser the phrase “I’ve got no idea what to do after my degree” is something I hear almost daily. For many students, not knowing what to do […]
Mock interviews are a staple part of our practice, but how can we go about making mock interviews more effective? Read this post to find out!
I’ve recently started teaching a module as part of the Personal Skills Award at The University of Birmingham. Each session in the Presenting Yourself with Impact module aims to teach […]
A few weeks ago I attended a workshop on Mental Fitness for students run by Matt Smeed from SISU Psychology. Mental fitness has a variety of definitions, some of which […]
I love using videos in workshops and presentations. A good video not only has the power to communicate and emphasise an idea effectively, it can also add something completely different to […]
This post is the second of a two-part look at resilience, where I look at three models which can help us understand resilience in more depth and, more importantly for our students, provide ways of helping build it.
I recently wrote a blog post on three things for Careers Advisers to consider when using LinkedIn. In the post I summarised some great advice given by HE and Social […]
Resilience is a term I’m sure we all encounter regularly as part of working in careers. However, until I recently facilitated a resilience workshop for second year students it wasn’t […]
“What can I do with my law degree?” I see a lot of law students during my one-to-one appointments, and although some want to be solicitors (and a handful barristers) […]
In this post I’m going to discuss a guidance framework that I use when helping students with CVs. I first came across this framework in The Career Coaching Handbook by […]
Last week I attended the first ever LinkedIn3D conference at the University of Birmingham’s Business School. Advertised as an ‘un-conference’, I didn’t know exactly what to expect. The idea behind […]