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Career prospects

How to boost your chances of landing a dream career

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List of job profiles and career ideas – Which? University

To get career ideas browse our job profiles for a full breakdown of responsibilities and required qualifications, so you can find the perfect job for you.

17 April 2019

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How I got my dream work experience gig: Georgie's UN story - updated April 2019

17 year-old Georgie reveals how she's bagged herself an impressive work experience stint at the UN and what her time in Geneva was like. What can you learn from her story?

16 April 2019

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Do you need an internship to get a job after university?

We take a closer look at what internships are, how you can get one and whether they’re the best route into the world of work.

11 April 2019

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How to become a firefighter

What does a firefighter do and how do you become one? This guide talks you through all you need to know to enter the firefighting profession.

09 April 2019

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How to become a police officer

What does a police officer do and how do you become one? This guide talks you through all you need to know to enter the policing profession.

09 April 2019

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How to become a counsellor

What does a counsellor do and how do you become one? This guide talks you through all you need to know about entering the counselling profession.

09 April 2019

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How to become a social worker

What does a social worker do and how do you become one? This guide talks you through all you need to know to enter the social work profession.

30 March 2019

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How to become a pilot

What does a pilot do and how do you become one? This guide talks you through all you need to know about entering the pilot profession.

30 March 2019

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How to become a paramedic

What does a paramedic do and how do you become one? This guide talks you through all you need to know about entering the paramedic profession.

24 March 2019

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Top ways to boost your job prospects while you’re at university

Preparing yourself for the working world while you're at uni needn't be dull and laborious - much of it is about meeting new people and broadening your horizons.

10 March 2019

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#IWD: What it’s really like to have your dream career – by the women who are doing it

We talk to five women in enviable careers about how they got there and what a day in the life looks like.

07 March 2019

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How to become an accountant

What does an accountant do and how do you become one? This guide talks you through all you need to know to enter the accountancy profession.

03 March 2019

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How to prepare for a job interview

Whether it's a part-time job at uni or a full-time job after graduating, our job interview checklist guide covers the questions you may face, what you should wear and more.

07 January 2019

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10 ways to get the most out of work experience

Bagged yourself some work experience? Our student blogger reveals how to make sure your placement is time well spent.

07 January 2019

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How to write a cover letter

Why is a cover letter important and what should you say in yours? Make the right impression with our tips and examples.

12 December 2018

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How to write a CV

What should you write in your CV? Whether you’re applying for a weekend job, graduate scheme or degree apprenticeship, stand out with our tips and examples.

29 November 2018

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Graduates: 10 must-dos for work experience

A careers adviser explains how to get the most out of work experience so it pays off once you graduate.

22 October 2018

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What do employers look for in graduates?

It’s not just good marks employers are looking for when sifting through job applications... so what else do they want to see on your CV?

09 September 2018

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#CareerGoals: Nurse

Nurse Ewout talks switching paths to enter nursing, the different opportunities it can afford you, the profession's changing image and more.

13 August 2018

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Getting a graduate job: myths and realities

There are a lot of myths surrounding graduate jobs. If you’re approaching graduation, here are some of those myths busted.

17 April 2018

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What graduate employment figures really tell you

Looking at graduate prospects for your chosen course or university but can’t make sense of the stats? Our employment expert explains more…

10 April 2018

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How to find career inspiration in unexpected places

No clue about your future career yet? You might not be looking in all the right places...

20 December 2017

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#CareerGoals: Pilot

Rosanna shares the highs and lows of being a commercial pilot, her route to qualifying, plus some words of encouragement for young girls who want to reach for the sky.

19 October 2017

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#CareerGoals: Playwright /Theatre Director

How do you turn a passion for words into a career? London playwright and theatre director Lynette talks about her journey from English graduate to telling stories on stage.

05 July 2017

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#CareerGoals: Mechanical Design Engineer

Design engineer Adam tells us about his role and why he's glad he took the apprenticeship path over university.

02 May 2017

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#CareerGoals: Lawyer

Oxford graduate Anke takes the stand to testify on what the life of a lawyer is really like, including studying at one of the world's most famous universities.

24 February 2017

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#CareerGoals: Doctor

Medicine has a reputation for being one of the most competitive and demanding fields to study. Junior doctor Jodie reflects on her 5+ years of study, plus life as a recently-qualified doctor in a London hospital. 

20 January 2017

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#CareerGoals: Press Officer

Which? PR wizard Ifrah dishes on her role as a public relations officer, where no two days are the same.

20 December 2016

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How a part-time job now can pay off later

Even if the Bank of Mum and Dad is happy to pay your phone bill and fund festival trips, getting a part-time job might have other benefits, too.

14 October 2016

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Choosing a university course: five career factors to consider

We asked this year's round of uni applicants which employment factors were most important to them when deciding on a course.

30 August 2016

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