Surrey Careers blog

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

Strength based interviews – get ready for this new style of interview

Graduate recruitment is constantly evolving, as global organisations look for new ways to select the very best from the talent pool. The competency approach has been found to generate fairly rehearsed interview answers, which is why in recent years, more and more leading graduate recruiters are trying a new interview approach: strength based interviews. What […]


Highlights from the Work Experience & Internship Fair – with EA, Projects Abroad, IBM, BUNAC & more!

On Wednesday 9th November, the University of Surrey welcomed 22 organisations to the Work Experience & Internship Fair 2016. Hundreds of you took the opportunity to network with recruiters and find out more about the range of work experience and summer placements on offer. Here’s a spotlight on 4 of the internships and work experience placements […]


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 […]


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