Posts by julieclare

Launch – our brand new business incubation centre on campus!

29 October 2018

The Careers and Enterprise Team have been very busy over the past year working to create Launch @SalfordUni, the new business incubator service at the university and it’s finally here and in use!

Launch is located in the Maxwell Building on the 3rd floor and is almost unrecognisable from the old meeting rooms that were here before. It is now home to 16 student and graduate ran start-up businesses for the next 6 months. The space offers the business owners a hot-desking area to run their business as well as a range of meeting rooms and networking space. The movable walls make the site perfect for new businesses who need a versatile and flexible space to make their business ideas a reality. read more

Making the most of Linkedin’s features

15 May 2018

This is a  guest post from the LinkedIn Careers Team.

Making the most of LinkedIn’s features

Many students and graduates say they don’t know how to use the platform effectively so we thought it would be useful for you to hear directly from Linkedin about some of the most useful features of the platform, such as the Alumni Tool and Open Candidates features that allows users to let employers know they are interested in other opportunities.

We hope you find it informative.

Your soon-to-be awarded degree is likely a requirement for your dream job. But what is going to set you apart from thousands of others who just graduated with you? Your network!

Do I even have a network?

LinkedIn is helping soon-to-be grads from around the country tap into their professional community—whether they realise they have one already or not.  LinkedIn has the power to uncover 1st and 2nd degree connections that will boost your chances of getting hired for highly sought-after jobs in a competitive market.  We found that 70% of people were hired at a company where they had a connection. read more

Getting Your First Tech Job

28 February 2018

This guest post was created in collaboration with  Venturi Group, one of the UK’s top IT recruitment agencies. We asked them for their top tips on getting your first job in tech.

As an IT recruitment agency, we work with recent graduates everyday. For many students, getting that first foot on the career ladder after finishing university is a daunting prospect. While some nerves are unavoidable, fortunately there are things you can do to give yourself a headstart in today’s competitive job market.

Below we have outlined some advice on what to do before beginning your search for your first role in the tech industry.

Get involved in projects outside of university
You’ve probably heard this one a few times before. Employers look favourably upon students who are engaged in technical projects outside of university. After all, it’s a clear indication of a genuine passion for technology. In a market saturated by graduates, having that extra something on your CV will inevitably make you stand out from the crowd. For example, being able to list coding projects you have worked on, hack-a-thons you have entered, or internships you have undertaken are all major advantages when it comes to applying for jobs. read more