Surrey Careers blog

Official blog of the University of Surrey's Employability and Careers Centre

My Professional Training Year- Max Winterflood, allbranded

On the 3rd of July I started my year-long placement in the sales team at a company called allbranded (, a promotional products company with its foot firmly planted in the promotional merchandise world. The allbranded team are a fun and friendly bunch whilst being extremely driven and highly skilled in their knowledge of the […]

How to prepare for Situational Judgement Tests

  What are they? They may sound rather threatening, but in reality they are nothing more than a series of multiple choice questions based on the kind of situations that you might very well meet if you got the job you’ve applied for.  They may or may not be timed. Why are they used? Most […]

If you have a serious interest in Japan, a Daiwa Scholarship could be the route for you!

The Daiwa Scholarship is open to UK graduates (or due to graduate 2018) in any subject apart from Japanese Studies (there is also Daiwa Scholarships in Japanese Studies for Japanese Studies graduates). It is a unique, 19-month programme of language study, work placement and homestay in Japan, following a month of Japanese language tuition in […]

5 Top Tips for Creative Job Seeking

We are all familiar with the traditional ways to job search: online vacancy sites, newspapers, recruitment agencies, visiting the Job Centre and word of mouth. But what if you’re interested in a sector where it’s challenging to find vacancies and some jobs are never even advertised? This requires a broader job search and thinking outside […]

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