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Employer: What Could I Be?

Job title: Partnership Development

Closing: date 21/09/2015

Job description:

  • Research sector information including weekly update of news stories
  • Website updating
  • Social media activity
  • Organise and brief bloggers
  • Organise and send out partnership/membership packs
  • Administration support

Rate of pay is £250 a week (negotiable depending on experience), as part of The Stirling Internship Programme for SMEs, supported by Santander. There is also the possibility of some bonus payments.

Person requirements:

  • Organised
  • Computer programmes word, excel and powerpoint
  • Great communication skills (on phone, email, social media)
  • Good research skills

Company information:

We design and publish career education i-ZINES for 11-15 year old young people and their parents.

We are a social enterprise.

Accepted degree subjects: Any

Application information

Please send your CV and Covering Letter to the University Career Development Centre (internship@stir.ac.uk) who will then forward them on to the company. To take part in The Stirling Internship, you must get your CV and Covering Letter checked before applying. Our bookable 15 minute appointments with the Duty Careers Adviser for this are on Monday – Thursday, 11am-3pm in Cottrell 3A1. If you have any difficulties accessing our service, please contact us on 01786 467070.

New Year’s Resolutions and Staying Motivated!

Now that the Christmas break is a few weeks behind us, it is time to look at our ‘New Year’s Resolutions! January has been seen, for many years, as the time for dreams and aspirations, to make plans and to move forwards, whether you want a career change, a new job or perhaps just a way of progressing within your current one. It is the time when most of us formulate plans.  But how many of us actually take these plans to the next level?

We’ve heard all the statistics about the amount of people who take out gym memberships in January compared to the percentage who are still actively using the gym in March.  And it’s the same principle with careers – lots of people start the New Year with a career-related resolution but, 2 months later, how many have actually got stuck into these challenges and how many have actually just got stuck in their old rut?

The solution to all this can really be as simple as action-planning, writing a ‘to do’ list, setting yourself individual targets…whatever form it takes and whatever you want to call it.  The fundamental mistake that people so often make with their challenges is that they get so overwhelmed with the greatness of the final goal that the forget to plan in any detail the steps they  need to take in order to get there successfully.  There is a huge amount of power in the simple process of writing these plans down.  Don’t just keep them in your head.  Similarly there is a huge amount of power in the process of ticking off these smaller steps once they have been accomplished.  Seeing that you are working towards success, however small these steps are, is a real motivating factor.

So, don’t let your only New Year’s Resolution be to get a new job.  Instead, have 10 smaller resolutions which may, for example, include getting your CV reviewed, attending a networking event, researching industry-specific recruitment agencies, completing a training course in xyz – whatever is relevant to your particular circumstances.  And make the final one ‘Getting a New Job’.   Give yourself realistic timescales for each one and reward yourself as you make progress.

Good luck!