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Job Vacancies and where to find them

Elena Sandu
Elena Sandu | Language, Culture and Communication Contact Elena

Hello and welcome back, dear voracious readers. This blog post is dedicated to any 1st/2nd/3rd/4th-year students or even prospective students who want to know the best tips for when it comes to finding the perfect job according to their needs. I find this quite interesting and helpful because when I first came at Warwick I had no idea where to start looking for jobs, whom I had to speak with and what possible options, chances, and opportunities I could have. Hence, I will list here all the possible organisations/ websites/ people you could contact/ search into in order for you to get your dream job.

1.MyAdvantage

MyAdvantage has job and internships listings, graduate positions, as well as a booking system where you can book to get advice from a careers consultant on your CVs, applications, interviews and work experience. All Warwick students receive automatically an account (https://myadvantage.warwick.ac.uk/).

2.Careers Team

Here you will find everything you need to know about appointments, vacancies, CV, applications, the work experience bursary and the sprint program: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/careers/

3.University Careers Fairs

This is another simple ‘clickbait’ from either myadvantage or the careers team, for example here is the first available careers fair: https://myadvantage.warwick.ac.uk/students/events/detail/606837/china-and-asia-pacific-careers

4.Indeed.co.uk, reed.co.uk, ratemyplacement.co.uk +more

  • http://jobseekers.direct.gov.uk.
  • http://www.reed.co.uk/
  • http://www.totaljobs.com/
  • http://www.jobs.nhs.uk/
  • http://jobs.guardian.co.uk.
  • https://www.tes.com/jobs/
  • http://www.monster.co.uk/
  • http://www.e4s.co.uk
  • http://www.milkround.com
  • https://targetjobs.co.uk/internships
  • https://www.prospects.ac.uk/jobs-and-work-experience/work-experience-and-internships/internships
  • https://www.studentjob.co.uk/internship

All of these hold huge aggregators of postings from across the web. These sites consolidate listings from many job boards in one place and comply information from various company career pages, allowing you to search locally or globally. Also, I have chosen these ones in particular because some are very good for recent graduates or students who are looking for placement year schemes or summer internships.

5.LinkedIn

The first question that came to my mind when I began planning my CV and cover letter was: should I make a LinkedIn account? The answer is: absolutely yes. You can expand your network significantly and create more work opportunities by joining groups and discussions on various topics that you are interested in, you can showcase your work experience, your work achievements, and recommendations from your work colleagues and clients. Moreover, you can let other companies contact your faster, as well as finding out where your friends work or who works at a better company and get directly introduced by one of your network contacts. Most hiring recruiters and manager are on LinkedIn, hence instead of reading your CV, they might go directly to your account. The reason why they are on LinkedIn is that they want to discover new talent, thus designing your LinkedIn profile to look like an A-player will get you plenty attention from prospective employers. LinkedIn is also the most effective social media platform for gaining website traffic and leads because of the professional user base and the less unimportant posts/click baits (for example Facebook sponsored links, videos, pictures). Therefore, you can get noticed a lot easier in a newsfeed because people on LinkedIn are capable of consuming a higher percentage of content at any time.

6. Debut.careers app

Available on both Apple Store and Google Play, debut.careers app holds everything you need to find an internship or graduate scheme.

Elena Sandu
Elena Sandu | Language, Culture and Communication Contact Elena

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