Surrey Careers blog

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

Make next summer count – 5 types of work experience to supercharge your CV

Demonstrating work experience in your chosen field alongside your university studies is becoming ever more crucial. According to a recent survey by The Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR), the graduate jobs market has shrunk by 8% for the first time in four years following the EU referendum, and graduates with no experience are highly unlikely […]


Careers Fair: 3 Questions with Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Expedia & Vodafone Group!

  At this year’s University of Surrey Autumn Careers and Placements Fair, our roving reporter, Surrey student Giacomo Spagnoli asked 3 questions to graduate recruiters from Expedia, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Vodafone Group. Questions included ‘What’s the best bit about your job?’, ‘What advice do you have for Surrey students and graduates for applying for graduate […]


Kirsten: “The Autumn Careers Fair completely changed my perspective on the potential I have in the future”

By Kirsten Parry One of the biggest common student worries is what we’re going to do when we graduate. As a Music student, I am more than used to people telling me that they are worried for my career and future; it’s not perceived as the most “employable” subject to take at degree level. Most people […]


Guest Post: Personal Branding & Your LinkedIn Profile

We are delighted to welcome a guest post from Jack J Collins, Editor of AllAboutFinanceCareers.com Something that’s absolutely key in the finance industry is building your own personal brand, and one of the foremost ways of doing so is through your use of Social Media. Here at AllAboutFinanceCareers, we’ve put together a checklist of how you can make […]


Guest Post: Aptitude Tests for Graduates – Explained

We are delighted to welcome a guest post from Ed Mellett, Director at WikiJob If you’ve spent the last few years studying and you have now finished your degree, it’s time to enter the world of work either through a graduate program or regular job with a leading firm. The majority of large employers now use what’s […]


Guest Post: Personal Development in Your First Year of Post-Graduate Employment

We are delighted to welcome a guest post from Samantha Condliffe – Digital Marketing Exec at Infinities Time Management As soon as you embark upon your first post-graduate role you will commit to a brand new schedule. If you are taking on a full time job, you will usually be expected to work between 35 and […]


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