All Careers Advice

  • Perhaps you've already decided to take the plunge and do a degree in health and safety (H&S) or you're just contemplating whether to go down this path and need some advice and tips to help make that decision. Dr Shaun Lundy, Academic Portfolio Leader of the Occupational Safety, Health, Hygiene & ...
  • Expectations and predictions for the health and safety job market in 2016 along with advice and guidance on preparing to make a career move in the New Year.
  • Did you know you are able to build your entire year's worth of CPD points through free seminars and webinars?
  • Employers often use psychometric testing to vet potential employees and help them understand a little more about your personality and ability to fit into the role they are offering – and this type of testing is becoming increasing popular.
  • Understandably, many people find discussing salaries uncomfortable and embarrassing during an interview. However, most interviewers expect some bartering and, if it motivates you to put more into the job, it is worthwhile for both the applicant and the employer.
  • A Curriculum Vitae is a self-marketing tool and getting an interview can depend on how good your CV is. You will need to consider what to include, how much detail is needed and how to make your CV stand out from all the others.
  • Rapport is the connection between two people; the spoken and unspoken words that say ‘we are on the same page’. In an interview situation you can employ numerous techniques to maximize the rapport between yourself and your interviewer.
  • The main aim of a covering letter is to encourage recruiters to read your CV. However, it needs to do a lot more than say, 'here is my CV!'. In short, it is the biggest chance you have to sell yourself.