Graduating – how uni helped me get my job in more ways than one (Alice)

Over the years, September has always been an important month for me. Whether it was the start of a new school year, starting university, and now it’s even more important as it’s the month I officially started my first graduate role after (finally!) finishing my masters. Whilst I was studying my masters, I decided to…

Surviving your part-time job (Toby)

I can’t believe we’ve made it here! You survived writing your CV and the excruciating job interview and got yourself a job. You want to know what talent is? You. That’s who. Now, a new job is terrifying. You’re having to meet lots of new people all at once (for me, meeting just one new…

How I’m going to use my degree to achieve my career plans (Izzy)

Since the EU Referendum in 2016, I’ve had my head in every political and financial article I can find. To say I’ve enjoyed reading about the uncertainty since would be the wrong word…but it has intrigued me. Part of what has kept my interest after almost 3 years is the writing by financial and political…

Reflections on my second year (Georgie)

A lot of students experience what is referred to as ‘second year slump’ coming back to University in September. This is a result of losing momentum after a long summer and realising that you can no longer have the ‘this year doesn’t count anyway’ attitude that everyone is guilty of in their first year. But…

My assessment centre experience (Georgie)

When applying for work placements and graduate jobs it is quite common to be invited to an assessment day with the company you have applied to. This is so that employers can get a better idea of whether you are the candidate for them. To prepare us for this experience the Manchester Fashion Institute recreates…

Preparing for job interviews (Toby)

In my last post, I guided you through the process of writing a CV and look at you now – I’m so proud. However, there is still much work to be done. It’s time for part two of this brutal process – preparing for an interview. (That gif was me applying for the job to…

Things I am doing to make myself more employable (Georgie)

As part of my course Fashion Promotion (BA Hons), and the same with many courses available at Manchester Metropolitan University, you can choose to do a placement year. For those who don’t know, this means that rather than going straight from 2nd year to final year of study, you spend the year working in a…

How to write a good CV (Toby)

Ahh writing a CV, the start of a VERY FUN process. But we both know that you want that job… Well lucky for you, I am here to help. Especially since everyone else in your life as soon as you mentioned CV probably did this: Now, not to brag, but I currently have two jobs…