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Guest Blog Post: The benefits of a mock interview

In this post, Nursing Graduate Olanike Akinde talks about the benefits of having a mock interview:interview in progress

“The funny thing regarding interviews is that the saying ‘by failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail’ actually sings true.

Myself, a postgraduate diploma student in child nursing knew the importance of this saying from my previous career in Accounting hence why I used the services of the Careers Service at City. Continue Reading

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Assessment Centres in health professions

Assessment Centres have been used for some time in graduate recruitment. It makes sense: candidates are invited to take part in group exercises and discussions that are relevant for the job, and recruiters look out for the skills on their wish list by observing the candidates in action.

In the last few years, Assessment Centres have transcended the areas of business, finance, etc and started to be more common in recruitment for health-related professions. Continue Reading

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City’s Law Fair … Not just for Law students!

Two down, one to go!

The City’s Law Careers Fair on Wednesday 21st October will mark the end of a very successful Careers Fair Season. After the Law Fair, around 100 organisations will have attended the Fairs at City, and some 1,800 students will have benefited from this networking opportunity with their potential future employers.20141015_150153

If you are a Law student, chances are you know about City’s Law Fair, and the reasons why you should consider attending are fairly obvious. But what is in it for you if you are studying for example Economics, Sociology, Politics, Journalism or Psychology? Continue Reading

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First steps: Your career starts now!

CityCareers wants to give a warm welcome to all new students!reception_sgost-8

Induction week is coming to an end and you have probably attended a large number of inductions and welcome sessions. You will have lots of information in your head, and some bits might not have clicked into place just yet.

As you go into your first week of the course itself, why not start thinking of where you want your career to take you? Continue Reading

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What the main parties plan to do with the NHS.

The general election is upon us. This time more than ever, the election comes at a critical time for the NHS and healthcare in general. What vote-for-methe main parties have pledged in regards to NHS is for many a decisive factor. If you are a School of Health Sciences student, chances are this your case.

Who will you give your vote to? Continue Reading