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Would you hire this elf?

Santa Claus is really busy and needs your help with some last-minute elf recruitment! Graduate elf Clover Figgy has sent her CV to the North Pole and eagerly awaits a response! Take a look at Clover’s CV (click on the image to view full page and zoom in). What’s your first impression? Recruiters spend less […]

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Tools to build your career sandcastle this summer

Thinking about your future this summer? Now the sun has got its hat on, our Careers Consultants are hosting our Summer Careers Surgery to help you build a future of your own design. Join us anytime 3 July to 2 August. Finding your spot in the sun Finding a sector that’s right for you can […]

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What is career success to you this summer?

If you’ve just got your module results or coming up to your last TMAs, EMA or exam and planning your next module, it’s likely you’re thinking back to the goals and aspirations that sparked your OU journey. What motivated you to take on OU study? Has it changed or become even stronger? Our Summer Careers […]

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You worked for your qualification, now we’ll help it work for you

Since graduating, the OU Careers and Employability Services helped me to achieve fantastic rewards twice in quick succession. Stuart, OU Graduate Have you completed your OU qualification? Are you looking for advice or support with putting your studies into ‘career action’ like OU graduate Stuart was? Our 10-minute webinar The Journey Continues could be that […]

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Get Grad Scheme Ready this Autumn

Grad scheme season has started! Graduate schemes offer high quality paid training and experience, often with a professional qualification. They’re usually open for applications around September-January each year, but even if you’re not looking yet it’s a good idea to get familiar with how they work so you can plan well in advance. We’ve put […]

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We helped Michael boost his interview skills – now it’s your turn

OU student, Michael: “I’ve been having issues with succeeding in the interview stages of the selection process. The careers advisor was able to identify a number of resources which would be of use, many of which I’d not heard of before.” If you’ve been invited to an interview or assessment centre be proud of yourself […]

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5 top tips from public sector employers

Our brand new top tips come directly from employers who we interviewed last summer during the insight days for OU students we hosted. You can find all the tips on the resources tab of OpportunityHub, but here are our top 5: 1. Show your passion Make your application stand out by showing an interest in […]

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How Alexander got the job with “no experience”

Get your foot in the door “Careers and Employability Services boosted my confidence. I was particularly demoralised by the fact I was being turned away from legal work experience due to having no experience in the first place. This is a barrier that many job seekers struggle with and it is incredibly frustrating. I thought […]

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Register for OU Online TalentConnect

OU Online TalentConnect is the OU’s first online careers fair taking place 5-9 November. It’s a new addition to the wide range of careers support we provide to OU students and alumni to help you become confident in your career choices. Because it’s online you can attend from anywhere at any time during the week. […]

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