Category: Blog

Inspiration for Active Career Decision-Making

This final instalment on career decision-making will provide you with two practical approaches to active career decision-making and hopefully give you some inspiration in your career journey too. In this edition we will look at Emma Rosen’s radical sabbatical 25 before 25, where she… Continue Reading “Inspiration for Active Career Decision-Making”

Career decisions: “I don’t know what to do after University, what do I do?”

This week’s theme for Careers Steps to Success is all about different techniques for effective career decision-making. The online presentation (see My Careers Centre: Techniques to Finding a Future Career) identifies five different approaches with useful tools to enhance the process: First and foremost, this… Continue Reading “Career decisions: “I don’t know what to do after University, what do I do?””

Career Thinking: the ultimate chicken and egg conundrum

Keeping in with the Easter theme. The more I’ve experienced, both as a student and a worker, the frequency of this analogy in my choices…how do we decide on a career options? or worse still, how do I even get started thinking about career?… Continue Reading “Career Thinking: the ultimate chicken and egg conundrum”

8 Tips for Masters Personal Statement Writing

a) Planning Stage Tip 1: Read the information carefully Does the description come with a brief or particular information to include in the statement? This could include emphasis part of your current studies, work experience or even a brief research proposal. It is also… Continue Reading “8 Tips for Masters Personal Statement Writing”

Conversion Masters, Other Subjects and Career Change

At the start of my final year I decided that I didn’t have a professional interest in my subject anymore. Thinking and accepting this are two different things entirely. My inner voice would say:  “This has taken three years so your stuck with it”… Continue Reading “Conversion Masters, Other Subjects and Career Change”

Thinking about studying a Masters?

This is a lowdown of everything Masters to help you decide if it is right for you and to know some of the potential benefits for your career development. What is a Masters degree? A Masters degree is a Level 7 qualification (Bachelors degree… Continue Reading “Thinking about studying a Masters?”

Placement & Internship Programme Blog: Lucy Slater – Marketing Assistant

We have started a series of Q&A blogs with students who are on or have completed a role as part of Hope’s Placement and Internship Programme (PIP). We wanted to highlight the incredible contributions Hope students have made to organisations, businesses and charities. PIP… Continue Reading “Placement & Internship Programme Blog: Lucy Slater – Marketing Assistant”

CAREER ENHANCEMENT AT HOME SERIES: Brush up on your online interviewing skills

I hope everyone is safe, staying in and following government guidance around the COVID-19. With more and more uncertainty surrounding the current restrictions in place, there is obviously a big impact on graduate recruitment. Many graduate recruiters have withdrawn from their normal, face to… Continue Reading “CAREER ENHANCEMENT AT HOME SERIES: Brush up on your online interviewing skills”

CAREER ENHANCEMENT AT HOME SERIES: Online / Microvolunteering – (counts for SALA)

Continuing with our career enhancement at home series, today I am promoting online and Microvolunteering. Microvolunteering is based on the idea that many people doing small actions can make a big difference! You can volunteer from the safety and comfort of your own home.… Continue Reading “CAREER ENHANCEMENT AT HOME SERIES: Online / Microvolunteering – (counts for SALA)”

10 tips to use ‘lock down’ to your advantage

We’re all facing uncertain times at the moment and with face to face classes cancelled it may feel like University is over. While it’d be easy to sit around and storm through your newest PS4 game or laugh your day away on TikTok, when… Continue Reading “10 tips to use ‘lock down’ to your advantage”