NASES is fundamentally a national body designed to help those working in the student employment sector, if you are a student looking for advice on employment please make an appointment with your University's Careers Team to discuss your options.
There are plenty of proactive steps you can take to increase your chances in the job market such as:
- Try to get some work experience if your CV lacks it, such as internships, placements and volunteering to build up your soft skills such as Team Building, Communication and Commercial Awareness.
- If you are an international student and are unsure on visa restrictions around working whilst studying please visit UKCISA, the UK council for International Student Affairs (www.ukcisa.org.uk)
- It is no longer enough to simply have a solid CV, students now need a professional online presence - spend time developing your LinkedIn profile and make sure it's up to date with relevant information on there.
- Likewise, spend time perfecting your CV and it's format is crucial in setting yourself out from your competitors. Ask for feedback on your CV from mentors, university and careers teams and use online templates to help if unsure.
Alternatively below is a list of online sources who provide independent careers advice and guidance:
- www.prospects.ac.uk – focuses on graduate roles and includes links to advertised vacancies
- https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/ - for graduates and non-graduates
- http://www.careerswales.com/en/ - careers help in Wales
- https://www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk/ - in Scotland
- https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/campaigns/careers - in Northern Ireland
Access to jobs and graduate schemes online:
If you have any further questions then please get in touch with our Operations Manager, Tiffany Roberts.