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May 19, 2011

Stuart Johnson

“Making it up as you go along” may seem an odd title for a careers talk, particularly since Stuart Johnson [BSc (Hons) Biological Science, 1995] was acting head of the University’s Careers Service at the time of the presentation. As he points out, however, the choice of title reflects both the route to his current role and the fact that not all undergraduates have a clear career path in mind whilst they are doing their degree. In these increasingly hostile times, however, there are plenty of things you can be doing to enhance your employability, even if you haven’t yet pinned down an exact job to aim towards.

A video of Stuart’s talk can be seen below, or via this link.

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  1. June 10, 2011 5:54 pm

    Stuart has recently left a very interesting post over at his blog Adventures in Student Development in which he discusses a new booklet produced by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). The booklet Being the one with their foot in the door, looks at 10 ways to improve your employability. Stuart has summarised their 10 competencies into a handy table with a list of prompt questions. Whatever career you may be considering, this kind of self-reflection and the gathering of evidence to support your case will prove invaluable.

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