w/e 23rd November 2014 – Round-up of the latest job vacancies, news, advice and opportunities

Latest Recruitment News, Events & Employability Opportunities from the

BU Careers & Employability Service

(located in the Edge outside the library)


  • Graduate vacancies are on the rise Read More
  • AldiUK set to create 35,000 jobs Read More
  • Top 10 tips for applying for a postgraduate degree Read More
  • Chance for BU students back from Placement to win £500! Closing date 9th January 2015  Read More

All Blog Articles


Job Sector

  • Science and Construction fuel graduate employment surge Read More
  • Best employers in Hospitality 2014 announced Read More
  • Investment Banks – Interview Questions – The Ultimate List Read More
  • Analysis of the UK Games Industry Read More
  • SainsburysPR 2015 PR Intern/Placement Read More
  • Read the ‘Inside Careers’ guide to the Banking application process Read More
  • Looking for a career in Retail? Looking for an industrial placement? Halfords 2015 programmes are your answer Read More
  • Graduate insight: why I decided to join the NHS graduate training scheme Read More 
  • IBM – Master the Mainframe Contest – Deadline January 7th 2015 Read More

More Sector Resources


Job Hunting & Applications: Hints and Tips

  • Find a hotel job before Xmas Read More
  • Supermarket Jobs For Students Read More
  • Handy hints – five handshakes to avoid at interviews Read More
  • First job interview – top tips on how to prepare and succeed Read More
  • How to prepare for and succeed at a panel job interview Read More
  • Have interview nerves cost you the job? Here’s how to beat them Read More
  • Are you a graduate or career changer? Here are some CV examples to help you stand out in your next job application Read More
  • Practical Tips To Prepare and Ace a Video Interview Read More
  • Helpful podcast talking through 5 key steps to interview success Read More
  • Job interview dress codes: four outfits that balance style with professionalism Read More

More Resources


Working Abroad

  • Your chance to win a scholarship and paid internship at GoEuro in Berlin! Read More
  • Want to win a summer in the States? Enter this BUNAC competition by answering this question Read More
  • Interested in studying in America? Apply for the Sutton Trust US Programme Read More


The BU Careers & Employability Service ‘Resource of the Week’  – Practice Psychometric Tests

Profiling for Success offers a series of free online psychometric tests entitled “Profiling for Success“, covering both personality assessment and skills tests.

Assessments that are available through Profiliing for Success are:

  • Learning Styles Indicator questionnaire
  • Type Dynamics Indicator (TDI) personality type questionnaire

Both of these assessments will generate reports on your own preferred behaviour which could be helpful to you in planning your careers and personal development.

The other tests that you can pracice are:-

  • Numerical Reasoning Skills Test
  • Verbal Reasoning Skills Test
  • Abstract Reasoning Skills Test

To start practicing Psychometric Tests Click here



Further Support from the BU Careers & Employability Service

  • How to write a Personal Statement for Postgraduate Study Read More
  • Postgraduate Study Options Read More
  • Loanable job hunting and job application books available from the Edge (outside the library)
  • How to prepare for interviews and presentations Read More
  • Follow the Student Development Award Blog Read More

More Resources


Latest Part Time & Graduate Job Vacancies

These can be found on MyCareerHub here

More job hunting resources



 Careers & Recruitment Events

On Campus THIS WEEK…

  • School of Tourism Careers Fair,  Kimmeridge House, 26th November 2014, 10am- 3pm  Read More
  • J P Morgan Skills Workshop- Operations Business Challenge: Starts: 26 Nov 2014 1:00 PM Finishes: 26 Nov 2014 Read More
  • Mars Global Services – How to tackle group exercises: Starts: 27 Nov 2014 2:00 PM Finishes: 27 Nov 2014 4:00 Read More 

For a full list of all the latest on and off campus careers and recruitment events click here















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