"hints and tips" blog posts

Planning Your Career: Identifying Skills and Exploring Options

Planning Your Career: Identifying Skills and Exploring Options

In this post Aditi explores the opportunities which may extend beyond the boundaries of your chosen academic programmes to help you navigate the post-graduation landscape.

Posted on: 1 December 2023

Why am I being ghosted by the job I want? 3 tips to cope with job rejection

Why am I being ghosted by the job I want? 3 tips to cope with job rejection

Job rejection is something we all deal with - whether it be for a part-time student job you want for some extra cash, a placement, or a graduate job.

Posted on: 6 October 2023

An International Student’s Guide to the LivUni Careers Fair

An International Student’s Guide to the LivUni Careers Fair

Careers Fairs can understandably be a bit overwhelming and may look difficult to navigate, especially for international students who have never experienced one before. Here is an insider guide on how to make the most out of the LivUni Careers Fair as an international student.

Posted on: 6 October 2023

International Students: Prepare for the Part-Time Jobs Fair

International Students: Prepare for the Part-Time Jobs Fair

In this article, Aditi shares her top tips for making the most of our Part-Time Jobs Fair.

Posted on: 29 January 2023

Top Tips for Breaking into HealthTech/MedTech

Top Tips for Breaking into HealthTech/MedTech

In this article, Lucky shares her top tips for entering the digital health industry.

Posted on: 17 January 2023

Improve your employability over the winter break

Improve your employability over the winter break

As the year draws to a close, here are our suggestions to improve your employability in your spare time over the winter break, plus a competition where you could win some great prizes!

Posted on: 23 December 2022

What to do over the winter break? An international student perspective

What to do over the winter break? An international student perspective

Are you an international student who is staying in Liverpool during the December holidays? If you are looking for things to do for staying occupied this holiday season, read on to find some interesting ways to spend your Christmas vacation in Liverpool.

Posted on: 22 December 2022

CV mistakes to avoid as an international student

CV mistakes to avoid as an international student

This blog from Aditi, our International Employability Experience Graduate Intern, looks at some of the common mistakes made on CVs and how to avoid them.

Posted on: 15 December 2022

Everything you need to know about Brand Ambassador jobs

Everything you need to know about Brand Ambassador jobs

Many companies employ students as Brand Ambassadors, but what do these roles involve and what's the best way to find them? In this Blog post we explain everything you need to know.

Posted on: 12 December 2022

Top 10 tips to make your CV stand out

Top 10 tips to make your CV stand out

Your CV could be the first thing a prospective employer will see about you so it needs to stand out if you are to make it through to the next round of the selection process.

Posted on: 8 December 2022

Part-Time Jobs: An International Student Perspective

Part-Time Jobs: An International Student Perspective

This blog from Aditi, our International Employability Experience Graduate Intern, covers the key benefits and advantages of having a part-time job during studies from an international student perspective.

Posted on: 14 November 2022

Your questions about interviews answeredStudent on the University of Liverpool campus

Your questions about interviews answered

Edmund Lewis from the AGCAS Disability Task Group has written a blog that attempts to answer the many questions that you might have about interviews.

Posted on: 10 March 2022

What can Handshake offer you?

What can Handshake offer you?

Hellooo!!! I am Lucky, a final-year Biomedical Sciences student and a Digital Coach! I love being a Digital Coach as it allows me to be a part of your career journey, how? I help you to boost your confidence with key digital skills like coding, and the best part is that I get to meet you!!

Posted on: 27 October 2021

Handshake: A student's how to guide

Handshake: A student's how to guide

Hiya, my name is Tori and I’m a second-year law student who also works part-time as a Career Coach at the University of Liverpool. I love being a Career Coach because I get to connect with so many students from various degree disciplines and backgrounds. It’s always interesting hearing about people’s aspirations and helping them take their next step toward their goals!

Posted on: 27 October 2021

Handshake: How to discover career events

Handshake: How to discover career events

I’m Annabelle and I’m a final year Geography student, I also work part-time as a Careers Coach in the Careers Studio. I enjoy being a Career Coach because I get to interact with a variety of different people and helping students explore their careers options.

Posted on: 27 October 2021

Disclosing my disability when applying for jobs

Disclosing my disability when applying for jobs

Sat in A-level history class, I was given back a mock paper and asked to stay behind. ‘You seem to talk the talk in class Hannah, but it isn’t coming across when you write…has anyone ever tested you for dyslexia?’

Posted on: 7 September 2021

Slow down and be more productive!A LinkedIn Learning Champion

Slow down and be more productive!

It is all a matter of missing a minute in our speedy life? Currently, we are living at the pace of life and the state of impatiently, but not an emergency because we feel the pressure to always be doing something whether it is really needed to be done at that moment.

Posted on: 26 February 2021

Preparing for a video interviewStudent with her laptop

Preparing for a video interview

In this article, we will discuss the LinkedIn course Video Interview tips by Jenny Foss, the voice of the career blog JobJenny.com. Jenny provides tips and advice for the first time candidates experienced with doing video interviews, to enhance their employability prospects and feel more confident participating in this part of the recruitment process.

Posted on: 18 February 2021

Six morning habits of top performers

Six morning habits of top performers

Reach your goals by adopting the SAVERS morning routine.

Posted on: 8 February 2021

Three ideas to to make applying for jobs easier

Three ideas to to make applying for jobs easier

Applying for a job, especially as a student or graduate, feels like a full-time job. Having a high-quality application will help you stand out against hundreds of competitors, and lead to success. It can be di-heartening getting rejected from the first stage, and not being able to receive feedback. Below are some ideas and resources to make the job application process easier.

Posted on: 8 February 2021

Get involved and expand your opportunities!

Get involved and expand your opportunities!

Handshake is the brand-new careers platform at the University of Liverpool and it’s an exciting time to get involved and expand your opportunities!

Posted on: 25 June 2020

I completed the 10 Day Handshake Challenge

I completed the 10 Day Handshake Challenge

By completing the 10 Day Handshake challenge I have gained further insight into the Handshake platform as well as creating familiarity with it.

Posted on: 5 June 2020

My career journey so far

My career journey so far

Hi, I'm Ned and I'm currently in my fourth year at University as an International Business Student.

Posted on: 6 May 2020

Developing new skills on OpenLearnStudent profile

Developing new skills on OpenLearn

OpenLearn is a free and easy way to develop new skills, test current knowledge, and broaden your experiences.

Posted on: 6 May 2020

How to improve your interview confidence

How to improve your interview confidence

There is no getting around the fact that whilst it’s great to reach the interview stage of a recruitment process, it can be a real nerve-wracking experience.

Posted on: 6 May 2020

Navigating lockdownStudent profile

Navigating lockdown

With social distancing being enforced and with not knowing when it will likely end, it can be hard to remain positive. The pandemic has without a doubt hit students very hard, this is my experience so far.

Posted on: 1 May 2020

Setting up PandemicGuard

Setting up PandemicGuard

In recent weeks, we’ve seen the urgent need for PPE for our healthcare heroes. Ash is applying his skills and making a difference.

Posted on: 1 May 2020

I've been rejected for a job: what next?

I've been rejected for a job: what next?

Being rejected from a job application can be disappointing, however can prove a useful lesson for the future.

Posted on: 24 January 2019