Surrey Careers blog

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

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 […]


Making next summer WORK for you!

Demonstrating work experience in your chosen field alongside your university studies is becoming ever more crucial. According to a recent survey by The Times, the graduate jobs market has shown only modest growth of 1.8% and graduates with no work experience are highly unlikely to be offered graduate positions according to a study of graduate […]


Making your online job application stand out

  More candidates are rejected at the application stage than at any other point in the selection process. While for some jobs you will be asked to send a CV and cover letter, most of the larger placement and graduate recruiters require you to complete an online application. This allows them to collect information about […]


Guest Post: How a Part Time job can benefit you throughout your studies

We are delighted to welcome a guest post from James Nisbet, Senior Talent Coordinator from At Your Service. Learning doesn’t stop when the lecture ends. We are constantly being shaped through the experiences we engage in. Many students find that having a part time job can help them manage the costs of uni life, but it is not […]


How to get started with your career planning

Not sure yet what you’d like to do after university?  Don’t worry – many students have no clear idea of what their future career will be.  Our job at the Employability and Careers Centre (ECC) is to support you in your career planning, whatever stage you’ve reached.  You can book a guidance interview with a […]


Top Tips to Prepare for the Autumn Recruitment Fair

Top Tips to Prepare for the Autumn Fair   With the University of Surrey’s Autumn Careers and Placement Fair less than a week away, we share our top tips below on how to prepare and get the most out of this event. On Wednesday 11th October, we will welcome over 140 exhibitors to campus, from large […]


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