Careers Service

Want to join the Careers Service team?

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Are you interested in working 1:1 with students? Do you have excellent people skills and experience of giving 1:1 advice in a workplace or voluntary setting?

Why not apply to become one of our CV advisers?

The Careers Service is now recruiting paid part-time CV advisers for the next academic year.

CV advisers provide 1:1 CV, covering letter and LinkedIn profile feedback to students and graduates of all degree disciplines and academic stages as part of a drop-in service, via email and at Careers Service events.

Applicants must be a Newcastle University student throughout the 2016/17 academic year.

Deadline to apply: Monday 2 May 2016Print

Apply here and search for CV adviser.

The Careers Service is recruiting

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Are you interested in 1:1 work with students? Do you have excellent people skills and experience of giving 1:1 advice in a workplace or voluntary setting? Why not apply to become one of our CV advisers?

The Careers Service is now recruiting paid part-time CV Advisers for the next academic year.

CV Advisers provide 1:1 CV and covering letter feedback to students and graduates of all degree disciplines and academic stages as part of a drop-in service, via e-mail and at Careers Service events.

Please note: Applicants MUST be a Newcastle University student throughout the academic year 2015/16.Students in front of purple and green wall taken by Jim McAdam

Deadline:

Apply by Sunday 21st June for this part-time role.

Apply online and search for ‘CV Adviser’ here.

PhD students wanted for part-time role in the Careers Service

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CV Adviser
Ref C994C
Faculty/Services Professional Support Services
Department Careers Service
Job Type Administrative Support
Hours of Work Part time
 
Salary: £8.16 per hour (including holiday pay)
Closing Date: 20 May 201
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You will provide 1:1 CV and covering letter feedback to students and graduates of all degree disciplines and academic stages as part of a drop-in service, via e-mail and at Careers Service events.

You will undertake training with regard to best practice in CV writing and basic advice and guidance skills.  You will also be expected to develop and maintain a thorough knowledge and understanding of the resources and services offered by the Careers Service and liaise effectively with colleagues across the Service.

Qualified to at least degree level (or equivalent), you will have experience of giving 1:1 advice in a workplace or voluntary setting. You must be enterprising and self-motivated, with excellent written English and oral communication skills.  The ability to deal sensitively with students and graduates is essential, as is the ability to motivate. You will be flexible with a proven record of reliability.

Applicants must be a Newcastle University postgraduate student throughout the academic year 2012/13.

Candidates should submit a CV and covering letter with their application.

These posts are fixed term from September 2012 until March 2013.  Each CV Adviser will work a minimum of 4 and maximum of 10 hours per week.

Selection exercises:  Week commencing 28 May 2012
Final interviews for those successful in the selection exercises: 13 and 15 June 2012

Potential applicants are welcome to contact Stephanie Barton, Careers Service Information Team Manager, to discuss the posts further (tel. 0191 222 8051).

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HASS Solvers Session: Unleash your creativity and enterprise!

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There will be an opportunity to unleash your creativity and enterprise during an Intensive Solvers Session on Tuesday 6th March 2012, 10am until 1.30pm working with award winning playwright, actress and singer-songwriter Yasmine Van Wilt.
PGRs need to be creative, enterprising, resourceful, able to solve complex problems and address challenging issues in innovative ways, build networks and win support. This Intensive Solvers Session seeks to develop your skills as a researcher as well as giving an insight into what is involved in creating a business – helpful information, if in the future you might consider freelancing, setting up a social enterprise or being self employed, based on your creativity, your research, your transferrable skills or your interests.
During the session you will come up with some creative ideas in response to some real life issues and opportunities, and create a hypothetical business to test out your enterprising skills in a friendly and supportive environment.
The problem being solved will be set by Yasmine Van Wilt, playwright, actress and singer-songwriter – and current HASS PhD student. She was a 2001 WordBridge Playwright and a 2007 Soho Young Writer. She has performed internationally for theatre and radio. She is a director and founding member of Immortalis Vox Productions. She recorded her debut album, Ex-Pat Reveries, with National Public Radio (US) in 2007 and went on to tour 40 venues in 4 countries performing music from this and her most recent album, The Big Smoke (2010). She has performed at such venues as Cafe de Paris and the George Square. Her most recent play, We’re Gonna Make You Whole was published by Oberon Books. Yasmine has numerous upcoming theatre, film and music commissions.
The Session is being led by Jane Nolan MBE, an Entrepreneur in Residence with Newcastle University Careers Service, a graduate of the School of English, a successful business woman and a current HASS PhD student. Booking: http://apps.ncl.ac.uk/pgrdp

Making contacts

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Did you know that there are 81 contacts on Graduate Connections who have a PhD? 52 people work in academia; 193 people come up if you type in the search term ‘research’. There are people representing a broad range of  jobs and sectors – so try a search for what interests you.

Never heard of Graduate Connections? It’s an online networking tool provided by Newcastle University Careers Service and available for use by researchers working and studying at Newcastle University. You can read what people have said about their job, sector and career path. You can find out what they like about their job and what is more of a challenge. You can access advice and information already provided and you can contact them directly to ask more questions.  It’s a fantastic networking and research tool – and all the contacts have volunteered to be part of it. If you’re in employment, you could even volunteer yourself!

Careers in Computing Fair – 28th November

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Careers in Computing Fair

Come along and meet over 20 of the UK’s prestigious IT and Software Engineering companies, course providers and professional bodies. The fair is open to all students and graduates, PGR students and Research Staff.

The Venue, Newcastle University Students’ Union

28th November 2011, 12:00 – 15:00

Newcastle students and staff should bring their smartcard for easier and quicker access into the event.

Newcastle Careers in Computing Fair is a national event organised by Newcastle University Careers Service and the School of Computing Science. The event is sponsored by Deloitte. Exhibitors: Accenture, Astrium Geo, Barclays Global Retail Bank, Cambridge Network Ltd, Cerres Limited, Clarity Informatics, Deloitte, FDM Group, First Derivatives Plc, Gavurin, HMGCC, IBM, Imagination Technologies, International Financial Data Services, Logica, NSG Group, Perfect Image, PwC, Sage, Scott Logic, Sunderland Software City, TARGETjobs, Teach First, The Logic Group, Waterstons.

Making the most of Careers Service events

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If you look at the events page of the Careers Service website you will see that there are a significant number of events and activities happening over the next few months. Research staff and research students are cncouraged to attend any event that interests you, including careers workshops, employer presentations, recruitment fairs and networking sessions.

Next week the workshops include…… ‘How to write a CV for Academia’

Applying for research opportunities or lecturing posts? Find out about the key indicators of success in an academic environment, what to prioritise and how to make yourself stand out in an academic CV.

20th October 2011, 13:00 – 14:00 – Bamburgh Room – King’s Road Centre

I’d encourage you to make the most of these events and take some time to look at the events page and find out what’s going on that appeals to you.