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University of Sunderland Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair – Main Campus, November 2016

Posted on July 1, 2016 by - Events

University of Sunderland Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair

Please note this event takes place at the main campus (not the London Campus) 

The Sunderland Futures Graduate Fair is our biggest recruitment event of the year – bringing together our bright and talented students with a wide range of businesses who are keen to offer jobs, placements and
internship opportunities.

Friday 18th November, 2016 from 10am – 3pm

CitySpace, City Campus.

London Job Show – Sept/Oct 2016

Posted on July 1, 2016 by - Events

London Job Show

The London Job Show provides direct access to a huge range of vacancies across numerous industry and business types from entry level vacancies to senior exec level. Show includes free workshops and career clinics.

There is no need to register.

When: Friday 30th September – Sunday 1st October

Time: 10am – 6pm

Where: Westfield LondonAriel Way, London, W12 7GF

Nearest Tubes: Shepherds Bush, Shepherds Bush Market, Wood Lane

For more information:

5 Top Tips on How to Gain Industry Knowledge

Posted on June 16, 2016 by - Blog, Home


5 Top Tips on How to Gain Industry Knowledge

When you don’t have work experience and you’re applying for jobs it’s important you have things to talk about on your application and in interview. Keeping your finger on the pulse of your industry is therefore a fantastic way of standing out. Make sure you know about developments, challenges, or new changes to the law that might have a huge impact on your career path. Here are 5 top tips that will make sure you stay in the know:

1. Find a mentor
A mentor can take many forms, they could be a family friend or someone you met at a networking event. Find a mentor in your industry who you feel confident asking questions. Ideally they would still be active in the industry and would be able to provide you with the most up-to-date developments as well as telling you the day-to-day realities of the career. Having first hand knowledge can be a huge advantage in interview especially when posed with the question, “what do you think the biggest challenges of this role will be?” When asking someone for honest advice make sure you find out what these challenges are!

2. Network 
Make sure you put yourself out there. If there’s an event with a panel discussion or expert talk element this could be hugely beneficial to you. Treat it like a university lecture, be attentive, ask questions, and make notes, and revise thoroughly prior to a big interview.

3. Use social media
Following companies and paying attention to what they post and share can be hugely beneficial but also look out for any industry bloggers. You will often find someone in your industry who regularly blogs about their experience working in a certain career. Pay attention to what they post about their career path and think about how you can replicate that. By looking at people’s LinkedIns you can get an idea of how long it takes to get to where you want to be and how to get there. This can be a fantastic way of finding out if the graduate scheme you’re about to apply for will lead you down the right path.

4. Read industry news
You may not realise but there are a huge number of news channels focussed solely on one industry. Find something that appeals to you and learn as much as you can. Subscribe to a magazine, newsletter, or consume your news digitally- it’s your choice. Some news channels might be focussed on an industry as a whole whereas others might be solely for one profession. Depending on where you are in your decision making process can dictate how generalist your reading is.

5. Use theJobCrowd
Our careers section can be  a fantastic way of learning from graduates already in the roles you’re interested in. Find out about average working hours, average salaries, and graduate satisfaction. Perhaps the information on our site could make a slightly different industry seem more appealing or could confirm that your ideal role is the best fit for you.

Article courtesy of The Job Crowdjobcrowd

The Summer Graduate Fair – June 2016

Posted on June 14, 2016 by - Events

The Summer Graduate Fair is THE event of the year for attracting some of the UK’s TOP employers, and in turn attracts ambitious graduates looking for their first career move and postgraduate opportunities.

This year the event offers:

  • Free Entry
  • Topical Seminars and Industry Insight Talks
  • 2016 Keynote Speaker – LinkedIn
  • Live Jobs Board featuring current vacancies
  • CV Clinic
  • Postgraduate study information

And much more…

When: 15 JUNE 2016, 11AM – 4PM

Networking: the secret to finding your new job

Posted on June 7, 2016 by - Blog, External articles

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Networking: the secret to finding your new job
Networking can be one of the most valuable job hunting tools but also one of the most intimidating. Here, we give a step by step guide to make networking work for you. 

Choose wisely 

Regardless of your location, your nearest city will be filled with a very busy calendar of networking events so focus your efforts. Choose events that will be attended by industry professionals in the area you aspire to work in. These don’t have to be paid events but if you do decide to spend money to attend a larger event such as a conference make sure it’s the right investment for you. You can find a large selection of events on sites such as Meetup and Eventbrite.

Arrive on time 
It may seem silly, but make sure you arrive promptly. By being one of the first people there it endears you to the event organisers who might be willing to make some introductions for you as it is likely they will know some of the attendees.

Know what you’re looking for
Are you looking for an internship next summer or something more full time? Make sure you know what you’re looking for and what type of roles and be prepared to talk about it. A standard networking opener is who are you and what are you here for, you never know who you might be talking to.

Be confident 
Potential employers will be very impressed by candidates who are able to walk over, introduce themselves and ask for a role. If a speaker has your dream job ask them how they did it and whether they would offer some mentorship. Always be polite but make the most of the opportunity.

Make connections

If you’re having a great time talking to someone and building a rapport, don’t be afraid to ask to connect. Even if they don’t have a role for you now they might think of something for you in the future. If you have LinkedIn great, this is an excellent way of staying in touch with people you have met at events.

Touch base 
If someone says they might be able to put you in touch with the right recruiter or better still might have a role for you make sure you send a follow up email, reintroducing yourself. This ensures your conversation isn’t forgotten.

Have fun!
Networking doesn’t guarantee an immediate job but can be a great way of building contacts, getting to know your industry and making friends. If an event doesn’t have the audience you expected then make sure you enjoy it anyway as you might find someone to go networking with at future events. Knowing a friendly face in a room filled with people can be a real confidence boost!


Article courtesy of The Job Crowd. jobcrowd

South London Jobs Fair – June 2016

Posted on May 23, 2016 by - Events

South London Jobs Fair is the biggest employment event in the South London area, providing you with the opportunity to find work or training. Whatever your career ambitions, we have 100s of opportunities from over 100 organisations that will get you on the right track.

When: Thursday, 23 June 2016 from 10:00 to 15:00

Where: Fairfield Halls – Park Lane, Croydon, CR9 1DG

To find out more and register, see:


London Graduate Fair – June 2016

Posted on April 27, 2016 by - Events

A date for your diary…


The London Graduate Fair

Start your career this summer at the biggest and best national recruitment fair in London.

When: 22 June 2016

Times: 11am – 2pm or 3pm – 6pm

Where: Senate House

Nearest Tubes: Goodge Street and Tottenham Court Road

Registration starts in April.

Write for us…

Posted on April 26, 2016 by - Home

Would you like to write a blog post for us? If so, we would love to hear from you. If you are not sure how blogging can support your career then read on…

Why Write a Blog?

There are many values a blog can bring to a business. They are used to engage with their audience, increase website traffic flow, keep companies up-to-date and relevant, enhance marketing campaigns and provide free PR.

Writing for a blog might greatly enhance your CV or LinkedIn profile. It showcases your ability to write, demonstrates your understanding of marketing as well as helping you stand out as a creative, motivated graduate ready to start their career.

This is an ideal opportunity for travel and tourism students and those interested in careers in marketing.

If you are a student or ex-student of the University of Sunderland in London and would like to further discuss writing a blog post for this website, please email: 

Internship Competition with Travel Company

Posted on April 26, 2016 by - Blog


Travelbird Scholarship and Internship Programme


Travelbird have an exciting opportunity for one student to win €3,000 based on a creative project about a personal travel experience. The most successful applicant will also have the chance complete an internship at their Headquarters in Amsterdam and students at the University of Sunderland are now eligible to enter.

What’s the Opportunity?

  • The winner of this scholarship programme will see a talented and motivated student win a €3,000 scholarship to go towards their studies, work placement or travel based on a creative project
  • The most successful applicant will also have the opportunity to work at the Amsterdam office for a period of 3 to 6 months, if they would like to experience working for an international startup in the travel industry
  • The benefits don’t stop at the invaluable experience and insights you’ll gain during your time there, or even the prize you’ll receive for having been awarded the scholarship. You can also look forward to delicious, healthy lunches, free wine and beer at the end of a great week and the use of your own Macbook Pro
  • In addition to this, you will also receive an intern allowance of €350 per month


How to Apply?

To apply for this scholarship you need to be a current student and answer the following question:


“What has been your most inspirational travel experience?”


  • Your application will be accepted in a variety of different types of formats, whether it be a video project or an inspiring essay; just get creative!


  • Students must be 18 years or over




Who are Travelbird?

  • Travelbird is an online travel agency that offers the top travel deals every day. This company is all about putting together the most inspiring offers and creating engaging, illuminating content
  • Young, evolving, vibrant, exciting, internationally-orientated — these are just some of the words that can be used to describe the TravelBird dynamic
  • From the company receiving its first booking in April 2010 to 2.5m travellers having enjoyed a holiday with TravelBird just 5 years later, they have grown from 2 employees to over 550
  • With over 30 nationalities now working at TravelBird and an average employee age of just 27, this is the perfect place for inspiring individuals from all over the world to learn, grow and flourish!