Surrey Careers blog

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

Strengths based interviews – An Employers View

As our previous blog mentioned, there has been a rise in popularity of Strengths Based Recruitment or SBR amongst graduate recruiters. This focus on a candidate’s strengths has been shown to lead to happier, more engaged and productive individuals and teams. For employers, this is the ideal way to identify the talent who will be […]


Strengths based interviews – how to prepare

Strengths based recruitment has been rising in popularity amongst graduate recruiters in recent years. A recent Institute for Student Recruitment survey identified that 43% of graduate recruiters now measure candidates’ strength at some point in their selection process. What are Strengths? A strength is an activity that somebody performs well in and which energises them. […]


My Employability Award journey and the importance of not giving up by Maria, Hospitality, Events and Tourism

Starting the Employability Award back in January, I had no idea it would become such an important part of my life. As an Employability Award Assistant, I take care of the administration, marketing and development of the Award (and I absolutely love my role!). I went from completing the Award to managing and promoting it within a matter of months… but those months were marked by challenge after challenge.


My Journey to teaching by Liam Donachie, i2i Chemistry trainee, graduated 2020

During the final year of my master’s degree in Chemistry at the University of Surrey, I found myself questioning whether the world of research was for me. I had just finished a placement year at a research-based laboratory, and as much as I enjoyed it, I found myself questioning whether it was something I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I have always been a sociable person and always loved explaining and discussing my subject. It is this that sparked my interest in teaching. I had always had it in the back of my mind, but I had never had the opportunity to explore it as an option.


Employer Spotlight Series – Exciting Minds with graduate and placement opportunities at GSK

Life at GSK We believe strongly in inclusion and diversity. Not only is it the right way to do business, but it also leads to business success – unleashing the enormous potential of the differing knowledge, abilities, experiences and styles of our people, and enhancing our ability to respond to the differing needs of our […]


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