Careers Advice

The Diversity Dashboard provides Careers information, careers advice and careers guidance across the UK to help you make decisions on learning, training and work. We also provide careers advice to Graduates and Schools Leavers from the leading graduate recruitment professionals and specialists

The day in the Life as a teacher
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The day in the Life as a teacher

Every day you’ll get the chance to inspire young people and use your skills to give something back – making sure every pupil gets the..

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School-Centred Initial Teacher Training
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School-Centred Initial Teacher Training

School-centred initial teacher training (SCITT) programmes are run by schools or groups of schools. Many schools work in close partnerships with universities, enabling trainee teachers..

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How To Make A Fighting First Impression
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How To Make A Fighting First Impression

You don’t have long to show your best side to your potential employer. Think about when you meet someone for the first time, you tend..

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Interview Tips For Internships
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Interview Tips For Internships

However, as long as you are thoroughly prepared for what lies ahead, there is no reason why your nerves cannot be used to your advantage..

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Employers Tell All: Biggest Body Language Mistakes During An Interview
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Employers Tell All: Biggest Body Language Mistakes During An Interview

Much like a highly anticipated first date, a job interview can go from pure potential to pure disaster in mere minutes. Employers shared with Student..

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How to survive the transition from student to the world of work
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How to survive the transition from student to the world of work

If there is any advice out there amongst the wishy-washy blogs that tell you to ‘take your time’ and ‘make each application unique’, then this..

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How to become a confident public speaker
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How to become a confident public speaker

If you dislike talking in public you’re not alone; millions of people dislike standing in front of an audience. However, fear of public speaking might..

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The ten most common questions asked at graduate interviews
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The ten most common questions asked at graduate interviews

Whereas we doubt if this survey is very reliable but it does give an idea of the key questions to watch out for, and to..

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How to Prepare for Psychometric Tests
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How to Prepare for Psychometric Tests

The tests, which use assessment tools designed by psychologists, are designed to reveal the truth about candidates’ abilities or personality traits. Many larger companies and organisations..

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Know your rights as a new employee
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Know your rights as a new employee

So you’ve been looking around for a while at jobs and have finally landed yourself a position. Starting a new career can be an intimidating..

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Prepping for interviews
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Prepping for interviews

Put yourself in the shoes of the interviewer – if you were them what would you want to know?  – make sure you do some..

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Careers in Banking
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Careers in Banking

For the majority of people, the visible side of the banking sector is that offered by high street bank branches. Retail banks provide services to..

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Careers in Engineering
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Careers in Engineering

Engineering can be described as being concerned with everything that is built or produced. The number of areas in engineering is considerable. Civil engineering, which..

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Careers in Computing and IT
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Careers in Computing and IT

Information technology (IT) is still evolving at a rapid rate. There are many different IT careers – it has been said that there are as..

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Teacher Training – Routes into teaching
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Teacher Training – Routes into teaching

To become a qualified teacher in state-maintained schools across the UK, you need to undertake Initial Teacher Training (ITT) or Initial Teacher Education (ITE). Entry..

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Know your rights as a new employee
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Know your rights as a new employee

As a newly employed graduate, it’s important to know your rights and what is expected from you as an employee. So you’ve been looking around..

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Industries to Consider a Career in After Graduation
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Industries to Consider a Career in After Graduation

If you’re unsure of what your career move should be after university or studying, it’s a good idea to sit back and take stock of..

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A GRADUATE ‘MUST HAVE’: THE WORK EXPERIENCE PROBLEM
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A GRADUATE ‘MUST HAVE’: THE WORK EXPERIENCE PROBLEM

Almost 80% of graduate recruiters consider work experience one of the most important factors on a graduate CV, ahead of degree level, the relevancy of..

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