Second round of Professional Mentoring Scheme – now taking applications

Don’t forget to leave time to apply for The Professional Mentoring Scheme for 2nd and 3rd year undergraduates which runs twice a year and which will begin in Feb 2015. The deadline for applying for the second intake is midnight on 29 January 2014. Use the link to find out more and to apply. http://www.city.ac.uk/careers/for-students-and-recent-graduates/professional-mentoring



Deadline for applying to be an English or Maths tutor is 4 Jan 2015

Add value to you to your CV , help a young person who is struggling at school and get paid for it! The deadline for applying to be an English or Maths tutor for pupils in Islington schools is midnight, 4 Jan 2015. This is an excellent opportunity for City students organised by the Widening Participation Team at City University. Although suitable for all students, it is ideal for anyone considering becoming a teacher and doing a PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Education) after City. More details and how to apply in the link.





Guest Blog Post: Five things never to put on your CV


              James Rice, Head of Digital Marketing at WikiJob on:

         Five things never to put on your CV


Writing or updating your CV takes a lot of effort, so you’d probably be surprised how little time graduate employers take to assess whether you might be the right candidate.

Five minutes? One minute?

Try six seconds. This is a field where first impressions count for everything, and where mistakes or a lack of professionalism can make the difference between the in-tray and the discard pile. Often those errors are seemingly trivial ones that you may not realise are what’s behind your application getting rejected.

Make sure your CV passes the six-second test by ensuring these five things never appear on it:

  1. Your life story or too much personal info.

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STOP PRESS – Careers event TONIGHT 10 Dec at 6pm for students of any discipline who are interested in a career in finance

Are you interested in a career in finance? Or just want to find out more about what insurance can offer as a career and the kind of people they are looking for? The sector is a big employer of graduates. It is also a growing sector and one  that offers a good work-life balance.

Hiscox, a high-net-worth insurer, is hosting an event today in the City of London comprising presentations, networking and a business game. There are still spaces for undergraduates, with 320+ UCAS points (or equivalent) who are on track for a 2:1 or first, to attend this event.

The CII and AON are supporting this event too. Great chance to network and see if this could be for you PLUS free drinks and bites!

Interested students should email graduates@hiscox.com and attach their CV to book their place.



Why choose BDO?

Recently, I hosted a presentation by 2 consultants from BDO – Tom Kelly and Ricky Shah, who were giving tips for City students about how to deliver presentations at graduate assessment centres. Although they gave useful advice,  what really stood out for me was how well they got on together and the friendship they had formed since meeting as new graduates at BDO. The impression they gave about their company  was very much about a working culture of friendliness as well as professionalism, together with  an excellent work life balance. I could now say a bit about why friendliness and happiness at work is so important, but it just sounds too cheesy, so I won’t!

Many City students focus on getting into the ‘Big 4’ and this has understandable appeal. But if what I’ve said about the firm appeals to you, then it would certainly be worth considering BDO as a potential employer. Also – even if  your A level results aren’t as strong as you would have liked, BDO could still be a possibility for you. Though they are the fifth largest professional services/accountancy firm, they are only asking for 280 UCAS points – that’s BBC. Maths and languages are always an advantage.

Each year, BDO offers 50 internships and 200 graduate opportunities, with 2 intakes a year. The career pathways on offer are audit, tax and advisory, which includes consultancy. For the consultancy pathway, graduates take the Certificate in Business Accounting, a CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) qualification and Prince 2.  For audit, ACCA is taken. It is possible to gain experience in a wide range of sectors including business services, real estate/construction, leisure and hospitality, NGOs, retail, government services, healthcare and international projects. Read more about BDO here: http://www.bdograduaterecruitment.co.uk/Home





What is your ideal job? by Tavistock Tutors

large-446352-unnamedHow about one that is well-paid, varied, flexible, puts to use all that you have learnt at university, and even helps others?

Working as a real estate tutor with Tavistock Tutors can provide all this in a friendly environment perfect for graduates with a passion for real estate.

At the heart of tuition is, quite simply, helping people understand. You will therefore need patience and a willingness to approach concepts creatively. When you are successful in this, it is not only the client
that benefits. Our tutors love that they can keep learning about real estate. Revisiting topics from a new perspective can really provide you with an edge for future interviews.
Many of our tutors value the flexibly which tuition provides. You are free to organise your time, and tutor alongside other work. Pay is also very competitive and increases with experience.

As a recent graduate, you can provide a unique first-hand experience of the course and its content. Think back to your first week at university, what advice would you give yourself now? That advice would be invaluable to your tutees and it is this that often makes graduates the best tutors.

You must have a passion for teaching and past experience in education is an advantage. However, Tavistock Tutors provide extensive training and support to all its tutors.

Applying to Tavistock Tutors is simple. We look for a strong academic record and commitment for at least 2 years.

We are always looking for the very best tutors, so if this looks like a career for you then let us know via email on: info@tavistocktutors.com

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