Surrey Careers blog

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

Lacking experience of the working world?

Applying for a new job can be daunting. The fear of the unknown is not one we humans are great at getting our head’s around. And for us students, this process can be even more challenging. Often there aren’t enough hours in the day to take in the vast quantity of information we are given. […]


The results are in – the employability initiative you voted for

Last Semester we asked you to decide which employability initiative you would like us to put into place in Semester two. You voted in your hundreds and as you can see, the results were incredibly close. However the final choice is Bookable appointments with a member of the professional training team. Mike from the professional training […]


Applying academic skills to a professional work environment

Why do transferrable skills matter? Transferable skills show employers that you can use your expertise in a versatile way. Adaptability has become increasingly important; the ability to apply experience gained from one stage of life to a new challenge is advantageous. As students, we are trained to develop a variety of academic skills. A major […]


Expand your horizons – opportunities and possibilities in China

Today is the start of the Chinese New Year and more than a billion people around the world have begun celebrating the start of the Year of the Pig. Even Google is celebrating with a new Google doodle. With this in mind, we turn our attention to the opportunities available for those thinking about working […]


Fake job adverts – Our top tips to stay aware

Job scams are on the rise and between 2015 and 2017 there was a 300% increase in recruitment related fraud*. Some advertised jobs don’t actually exist. SAFERjobs reported that more than £500,000 of jobs fraud took place 2015/16**. Action Fraud reported that 18-24 year olds are the most targeted. Here are our top tips to […]


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