Surrey Careers blog

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

Resilience – and how this life skill can be attractive for employers and your career

Career resilience means the ability to overcome barriers and adapt to change or problems in the workplace as they arise.  It is the ability to cope with setbacks and bounce back, being able to boost your self-esteem and try again. Sounds scary or almost superhuman?  In fact, resilience is a skill that can be learnt and […]

Get connected – Using LinkedIn to enhance your job search

It is estimated that up to 85% of people find jobs through people they know. Engaging with social media as part of your job search is a vital way to build your own network of useful people who can give you tips and ideas for breaking into the sector that interests you. The most effective […]

Discover, Develop and Dive In to Interactive Business Skills on Surrey Pathfinder

Careers Ambassador Holly Grant has dived in to the interactive Business Skill Section of Surrey Pathfinder and discovered that that the resources will help her develop skills across a diverse range of industries     Development Tools include information applicable to different sectors   The Business Skills section can be found under ‘Development tools’ on Surrey […]

Working Abroad: Widen Your Horizons

Ever thought about working abroad during your placement year, vacation or after you graduate? Love the idea of experiencing a new culture and getting to grips with a new language? Looking for a chance to showcase your academic skills in a completely new environment? Working abroad, wherever you choose to go, will likely offer you an […]

Autumn Careers Fair 2017: ‘What truly impressed me was the transferable skills I could offer employers’

Our Summer Recruitment Fair is on Wednesday 9th May. International Events Management student, Harry Bower, tells us about his visit to the Autumn careers fair. Follow his advice to be sure of a successful day.   Waiting for something…anything! My name is Harry Bower and I’m a final year International Events Management student preparing myself for […]

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