Find all the latest job vacancies, recruitment news and careers tools on MyCareerHub!

The Bournemouth University Careers System ‘MyCareerHub’ has recently been re-launched and is now the place to find the latest job vacancies, recruitment news,  opportunities and access to a range of careers tools including:-

  • CV Builder Tool
  • Covering Letter Builder Tool
  • Practice Psychometric Tests
  • Practice Interview Tool
  • Career Assessment Tools
  • Assessment Centre Tool
  • Elevator Pitch Tool for Presentations

The ‘Careers & Employability Blog‘  is no longer going to be updated with content, so if you are a BU Student, Graduate or staff member, please visit MyCareerHub in future.

The BU Careers & Employability Team

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w/c 26th March 2018 – Round-up of the latest job vacancies, news, advice & opportunities

 

BU Careers & Employability Service, The Careers Centre

(outside the Sir Michael Cobham Library, Talbot Campus)


Open 8.45am – 4.30pm – Monday – Friday

Tel: 01202 961663

Find us on Twitter

Access MyCareerHub

 

Contents: 

This weeks:

  • 121 Advice & Guidance Availability
  • Events on Campus
  • BU Opportunities to develop the CV
  • Latest Job Vacancies
  • Recommended Careers Resources – Print & Online
  • External Events & Opportunities

 

121 Advice & Guidance Availability

 

 

 Careers Drop In Advice (available in the Careers Centre, outside the library)

  • Monday 26th March from 1.30pm ~ 3.30pm
  • Tuesday 27th March from 1.30pm ~ 3.30pm
  • Wednesday 28th March from 10am ~ 12 Noon
  • Thursday 29th March from 10am ~ 12 Noon
  • Friday 30th March NO DROP IN

 

Global Talent Programme Drop In Advice

  • Tuesday 27th March from 1pm ~ 3pm (Global Mobility Hub ~ next to student shop)
  • Thursday 29th March  from 1pm ~ 3pm (Careers Centre, outside the library)

 

Global Mobility Hub

To book an appointment with the Global Mobility team please contact the relevant team as follows:-

You can also call the team on extn 65824

If you would like to book the Global Engagement Mobility Hub in Poole House for your own student meetings then please email internationalgrants@bournemouth.ac.uk

 

Bookable Appointments

 

BU Opportunity of the Week 

 

If you’re worried about the cost of going on a placement, you should check whether you are eligible for some additional financial support. BU offers funding to eligible students through the Placement Opportunity Fund. Find out if you’re eligible here

 

Latest Job Vacancies of the Week

Graduate

Placement 

Part-time

 

Recommended Careers Resources of the Week

Book of the week.

 

 

  • Ultimate ~ Job Search

This book offers a definitive guide to networking, interviews and follow-up strategies, with sections on how to;

  • search the media and the internet
  • network
  • make a great impression at interviews
  • succeed in aptitude and personality tests

Plus many more available from the Careers Centre (outside the library) plus many more!

We’re open Monday – Friday, 8.45am ~ 4.30pm (apart from Bank Holidays)

 

Online

 

 

Are you considering starting your own business?

Here entrepreneurs share their advice including:

  • What are the most import6snt things you did before committing?
  • How important is a business plan?
  • How did you fund your new business?
  • Which skills have been the most helpful?

Plus many more

 

You can find lots more resources here

 

 

External Opportunities & Events 

Plus many more external opportunities can be found here

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w/c 19th March 2018 – Round-up of the latest job vacancies, news, advice & opportunities

 

BU Careers & Employability Service, The Careers Centre

(outside the Sir Michael Cobham Library, Talbot Campus)


Open 8.45am – 4.30pm – Monday – Friday

Tel: 01202 961663

Find us on Twitter

Access MyCareerHub

 

Contents: 

This weeks:

  • 121 Advice & Guidance Availability
  • Events on Campus
  • BU Opportunities to develop the CV
  • Latest Job Vacancies
  • Recommended Careers Resources – Print & Online
  • External Events & Opportunities

 

121 Advice & Guidance Availability

 

 

 Careers Drop In Advice (available in the Careers Centre, outside the library)

  • Monday 19th March from 1.30pm ~ 3.30pm
  • Tuesday 20th March from 1.30pm ~ 3.30pm
  • Wednesday 21st March from 10am ~ 12 Noon
  • Thursday 22nd March from 10am ~ 12 Noon
  • Friday 23rd March from 1.30pm ~ 3.30pm

 

Global Talent Programme Drop In Advice

  • Tuesday 20th March from 1pm ~ 3pm (Global Mobility Hub ~ next to student shop)
  • Thursday 22nd March  from 1pm ~ 3pm (Careers Centre, outside the library)

 

Study and Work Abroad Drop In Advice

  • Monday 19th and Wednesday 21st March from 1pm ~ 5pm (Global Mobility Hub ~ next to student shop)

 

Bookable Appointments

 

BU Opportunity of the Week 

 

Are you looking to work while studying on campus? Why not apply to be a Green Champion Resident Assistant

You will help provide a lively, friendly and supportive community encouraging sustainable behaviours in the student halls/Uni-Let houses through running sustainability focused activities and events within the BU calendar.

Creating a friendly and positive atmosphere, the Green Champion Resident Assistants will encourage fellow students to reduce their energy consumption in the halls of residence and assist the accommodation management team with the implementation of their sustainability plans.

Find out more here

 

Latest Job Vacancies of the Week

 

Graduate

 

Placement 

 

Part-time

 

Recommended Careers Resources of the Week

Print

 

 

Are you still searching for your placement? Collect your FREE copy of Rate My Placement ~ Top 100 Undergraduate Employers

It has advice one:

    • How to find what you are looking for.
    • What types of opportunities are out there?
    • How to find opportunities
    • Top Ten Tips for your first day at work

Plus many more

Available from the Careers Centre (outside the library) plus many more! 

We’re open Monday – Friday, 8.45am ~ 4.30pm

 

Online

 

 

Preparing for interviews

Interviews can undoubtedly be the most daunting part of the job application process. We have some tips and videos that will help you prepare including:

  • 5 Top Tech Tips for video interviews
  • Interview tips from employers
  • How to handle a preliminary phone interview
  • How to research before your interview
  • Top interview panel DO’s and DON’T’s

You can find them here plus many more

 

 

External Opportunities & Events 

Plus many more external opportunities can be found here

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w/c 12th March 2018 – Round-up of the latest job vacancies, news, advice & opportunities

 

BU Careers & Employability Service, The Careers Centre

(outside the Sir Michael Cobham Library, Talbot Campus)


Open 8.45am – 4.30pm – Monday – Friday

Tel: 01202 961663

Find us on Twitter

Access MyCareerHub

 

Contents: 

This weeks:

  • 121 Advice & Guidance Availability
  • Events on Campus
  • BU Opportunities to develop the CV
  • Latest Job Vacancies
  • Recommended Careers Resources – Print & Online
  • External Events & Opportunities

 

121 Advice & Guidance Availability

 

 

 Careers Drop In Advice (available in the Careers Centre, outside the library)

  • Monday 12th March from 1.30pm ~ 3.30pm
  • Tuesday 13th March from 1.30pm ~ 3.30pm
  • Wednesday 14th March from 9am – 11am
  • Thursday 15th March from 10am ~ 12 Noon
  • Friday 16th March from 1.30pm ~ 3.30pm

 

Global Talent Programme Drop In Advice

  • Tuesday 13th March from 1pm ~ 3pm (Global Mobility Hub ~ next to student shop)
  • Thursday 15th March  from 1pm ~ 3pm (Careers Centre, outside the library) – CANCELLED

 

Study and Work Abroad Drop In Advice

  • Monday 12th and Wednesday 14th March from 1pm ~ 5pm (Global Mobility Hub ~ next to student shop)

 

Bookable Appointments

 

Events on Campus

This Week

 

Feedback Fortnight (5th – 16th March)

 

 

IT’S FEEDBACK FORTNIGHT!

Tell us what think of the careers support offered by BU Careers & Employability so we can make your experience of using us even better!

BU Opportunity of the Week 

 

 

 

Are you looking to learn new skills to add to your CV and boost your confidence? Why not volunteer with SUBU.

From MAD (Make Difference Day) to 5 minute volunteering these can all be ways of developing your employability, improving your wellbeing and meeting new friends.

Find out more here

 

Latest Job Vacancies of the Week

 

Graduate

 

Placement 

 

Part-time

 

Recommended Careers Resources of the Week

Book of the Week

 

 

 

Brilliant Networking ~ What the best networkers know, do and say

This book offers some stepping stones to raising your profile with content on:

  • Networking in context
  • The networking mindset
  • Building your network

and many more

Available to loan from the Careers Centre (outside the library) plus many more! 

We’re open Monday – Friday, 8.45am ~ 4.30pm

 

Online

 

 

 

Job Hunting

Job hunting can be a tough process and understanding what employers are looking for can be key. Here are some ‘expert advice’ videos to help you which can be found on MyCareerHub

Including topics such as:

  • Best methods
  • Best techniques
  • Inspired job hunting
  • LinkedIn ~ what’s all the fuss about
  • How to research before your interview

Plus many, many more new resources here

 

 

External Opportunities & Events 

Plus many more external opportunities can be found here

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Are your looking for your first tech job? Here’s advice from an IT recruitment agency

 

This guest post was created in collaboration with Venturi Group one of the UK’s top IT recruitment agencies.

As an IT recruitment agency, we work with recent graduates everyday. For many students, getting that first foot on the career ladder after finishing university is a daunting prospect. While some nerves are unavoidable, fortunately there are things to can do to give yourself a headstart in today’s competitive job market. Below we have outlined some advice on what to do before beginning your search for your first role in the tech industry.

 

Get involved in projects outside university

You’ve probably heard this one a few time before. Employers look fondly upon students who are engaged in technical projects outside university. After all, it’s a clear indication of a genuine passion for technology. In a market saturated by graduates, having that extra something on your CV will inevitably make you stand out from the crowd. For example, being able to list coding projects you have worked on, hack-a-thons you have entered, or internships you have undertaken are all major advantages when it comes to applying for jobs. .

“When looking through graduate Software Developer CVs, candidates that have a side project always grab my attention. Ideally, they’re doing some web development outside of the classroom to put in to practice the theory they are learning. Those that have pet projects they are really excited about usually perform better at interview and get placed sooner than those who don’t. It’s hard to fake that kind of enthusiasm and interest,” said Adam Ferguson, Principal Consultant at Venturi.

 

Work on your ‘soft skills’

Some may be rolling their eyes at the mention of ‘soft skills’. But in tech many employers put a premium on them. A CV that reads like a long list of programming languages is unlikely to engage a recruiter or hiring manager. This is not to say that technical skills aren’t important. Obviously, if the development job you are applying for requires a lot of Java-based coding, then you’d better know your Java. However, much of what separates average graduates from those that are truly outstanding is not their technical expertise – it’s their ability to work well with others. Tech companies now put skills such as communication, teamwork, and leadership on an equal footing with the amount of code you can write in a day.

Think of ways to demonstrate these softer skills on your CV by mentioning times you’ve solved problems through communication or detailing summer placements where you worked as part of a team. By putting an emphasis on communication and teamwork you’re showing not only can you master the “nuts and bolts” of the role but you’ll also be able to articulate why you’re doing what you’re doing to other departments and how that will ultimately benefit them.

 

Research all potential avenues for employment

The tech sector spans across all industries and includes a wide diversity of roles – from Big Data Analysts to Security Architects. As well as deciding on which roles and industries are a good fit for your skill set, you should give some thought to what sized company you would like for. The experience of working at company with more than 10,000 employees is very different to working for one with 50. Do you want the structure and support of a large corporate company? Or the freedom and responsibility of a tech startup?

 

Always be open to learning new skills

One thing all hiring managers like to see is a candidate who has a demonstrated ability to adapt to new challenges. The pace of change in tech is relentless. Therefore, you need get comfortable with the idea of continual learning after graduation. A programming language that is a hot topic now could fade into obscurity six months later. Keeping up to date with the latest trends and developments in the industry will come in handy at interviews. Hiring managers are always impressed by graduate with an eye toward the future.

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Feedback Fortnight is 5th ~ 16th March 2018! Help us improve our Careers Service for you.

 

IT’S FEEDBACK FORTNIGHT!

Tell us what think of the careers support offered by BU Careers & Employability so we can make your experience of using us even better!

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w/c 5th March 2018 – Round-up of the latest job vacancies, news, advice & opportunities

 

BU Careers & Employability Service, The Careers Centre

(outside the Sir Michael Cobham Library, Talbot Campus)


Open 8.45am – 4.30pm – Monday – Friday

Tel: 01202 961663

Find us on Twitter

Access MyCareerHub

 

Contents: 

This weeks:

  • 121 Advice & Guidance Availability
  • Events on Campus
  • BU Opportunities to develop the CV
  • Latest Job Vacancies
  • Recommended Careers Resources – Print & Online
  • External Events & Opportunities

 

121 Advice & Guidance Availability

 

 

 Careers Drop In Advice (available in the Careers Centre, outside the library)

  • Monday 5th March from 1.30pm ~ 3.30pm
  • Tuesday 6th March from 1.30pm ~ 3.30pm
  • Wednesday 7th March from 10am ~ 12 Noon
  • Thursday 8th March from 10am ~ 12 Noon
  • Friday 9th March from 1.30pm ~ 3.30pm

 

Global Talent Programme Drop In Advice

  • Tuesday 6th March from 1pm ~ 3pm (Global Mobility Hub ~ next to student shop)
  • Thursday 8th March  from 1pm ~ 3pm (Careers Centre, outside the library)

 

Study and Work Abroad Drop In Advice

  • Monday 5th and Wednesday 7th March from 1pm ~ 5pm (Global Mobility Hub ~ next to student shop)

Bookable Appointments

 

Events on Campus

This Week

 

Coming up

 

BU Opportunity of the Week 

 

Are you looking for a job on campus? Why not apply to be a Student Ambassador in AskBU Services or Library and Learning Support.

Being employed as a Student Ambassador means that you:

  • can work when it’s convenient for you
  • have the opportunity to encourage and support current and future students, and visitors
  • will broaden your CV
  • be rewarded with excellent rates of pay
  • can use your experience as evidence for the Global Talent Programme.

Find out more about the BU Student Ambassadors achievements at the annual Awards Ceremony.

To find out more and apply click here

 

Latest Job Vacancies of the Week

 

Graduate

 

 

Placement 

 

  • Eastleigh Borough Council  – LegalEastleigh

 

Part-time

 

Recommended Careers Resources of the Week

Print

 

 

 

Pick up a FREE copy of The Guardian UK 300 Top Employers Guide 2017/18

This FREE resource has sections on:

  • Showcasing employers: choosing the best company for you
  • Boosting your employability
  • Spotlight on technology
  • Graduate employers in details

And all 300 employers briefly described.

Collect your copy from The Careers Centre (outside the library) while stocks last.

We’re open Monday – Friday, 8.45am ~ 4.30pm

 

Available from the Careers Centre (outside the library) plus many more!

 

Online

 

 

Cover Letter Builder

Don’t forget your cover letter is the first chance to positively impress an employer so may sure you make a good first impression. Why not try out this online resource and create a letter easily with examples and great tips.

With sections on:

        • Introduction and interest
        • Why you fit
        • Detail
        • How to finish the letter

Start making that first impression here

 

External Opportunities & Events 

Plus many more external opportunities can be found here

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