Coffee & Careers
Thinking about your future? Grab a cuppa and tune in to our fortnightly Coffee & Careers vlogs with UofG Careers Managers, who will share their advice and inspiration to help you with your career journey, wherever it may take you.
Planning Your Future – Coffee & Careers Vlog 1
We’ll take a look at the DOTS model from Bill Law and Tony Watts (Law and Watts 1977/1996), a four-staged approach to help you to understand yourself, the opportunities available to you, how to make decisions and transition to your next steps.
5 Questions to Ask to Help You Plan Your Future – Coffee & Careers Vlog 2
There are 5 easy questions you can ask yourself when planning your future. If you are considering your career options and thinking about what you might do after graduating from university to apply for internships or graduate jobs, using coaching questions can be a great way to get you started.
The Role of Luck in Planning Your Career – Coffee & Careers Vlog 3
Planned Happenstance is where you throw some feelers out into the world of work and see what comes back to you. It’s not just about being in the right place at the right time but about your mindset and behaviour. It’s a conscious, purposeful, and on-going process that can help you create chances, conversations and opportunities for yourself.
Turning Your Interest into Your Career – Coffee & Careers Vlog 4
Informational Interview and How It Can Help Your Career – Coffee & Careers Vlog 5
Want to take a sneak-peek at what your dream job might be like? An informational interview might be your best shot. An informational interview is an informal conversation with someone working in an area of interest to you. It is an effective research tool and can help you get a feeling of what the job or a career may be really like.
Recognising Your Strengths – Coffee & Careers Vlog 6
Dealing with Rejection – Coffee & Careers Vlog 7
Making the Most Out of Your Internship – Coffee & Careers Vlog 8
What to do if you get a 2.2 degree? Coffee & Careers Vlog 9
Starting your graduate job search now – Coffee & Careers Vlog 11
Startup/SME vs Big Company — Coffee & Careers Vlog 12
Making the most of a gap year – Coffee & Careers Vlog 13
A gap year can be a fantastic way to develop a range of transferable skills that open up new career options or paths for you. However, to make the most out of your time away, you must put in the hard work to prepare for it.
Career for the Love or Money – Coffee & Careers Vlog 14
Future world of work – Coffee & Careers Vlog 15
What does the 4th industrial revolution and the advancement of technology mean for the future world of work? What impact will it have on students, new grads, and their careers? And how can people prepare themselves for the future?
Getting Prepared for Application Season - Coffee & Careers Vlog 16
The 2019/20 graduate application season is about to begin; how can you get yourself prepared and is there anything you can do in advance? Whether you are applying for an internship or a graduate role, Ann and Gail will discuss 5 key things you can do to get yourself prepared for those upcoming job applications.
Side Hustle & Your Career - Coffee & Careers Vlog 17
Career anxiety – am I doing enough? – Coffee & Careers Vlog 18
Are you anxious about your employability prospects and do you fall into one of these categories?
• I’ve not done enough to move forward with my ideas.
• I can’t see the relevance of what I’ve done to where I want to go.
• I truly haven’t done anything outside of studying, am I right to be anxious?
Dealing with outside influences – Coffee & Careers Vlog 19
Further study – picking a course – Coffee & Careers Vlog 20
Career pivot – moving outside your degree – Coffee & Careers Vlog 21
Considering career options outside of your degree discipline but not sure where to get started? A large range of graduate jobs are open to all degree disciplines, so what can you do if you want to take that opportunity and move outside of your degree, how do you make your application stand out? Hear about this and more with Gail and Ann on the latest Coffee & Career episode.
Multiple job offers – Coffee & Careers Vlog 22
Getting a graduate job myths vs realities – Coffee & Careers Vlog 23
Do you need to move to London to get a job after graduation? Think that experience at a large company is more valuable than an SME? In this vlog, Gail and Ann will tackle 5 common myths on getting a graduate job.