CK Recruiter Supports Students at Sheffield Hallam University

Alex Tosney, a recruitment consultant based at our head office in Chesterfield, was invited to participate in a careers event with students at Sheffield Hallam University last week. Speaking to 2nd and 3rd year students who were either in the process of either embarking or completing their work placements, gave Alex the opportunity to discuss three core subjects:

  1. Career opportunities available
  2. Considering a career in scientific sales
  3. How to get the most out of your recruitment agency

With between 70-80 students attending the lecture, Alex took the time to discuss the key areas that really concerned students at this stage of their education; such as how to write a CV, how to make your cv stand out on job boards and what they can do to find work post graduation.

If you are a graduating soon and are looking for help on finding a job or writing a CV take a look at our Careers Zone where there are lots of tips and techniques to help.


Click here to visit the CK Science Career Zone

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How to plan the journey to your interview

How to plan the journey to your interview effectively…

Victoria Walker, Consultant at CK Science gives advice as to how to plan the journey to your interview effectively.


1. Check and double check that you have the correct details:

A couple of days before your interview, check that you have the correct name, address and telephone number of the company you will be interviewing with. Make sure you double check these details both with your Consultant and on the company website.

2. If you are travelling by car…

If you are travelling by car and will be using a sat nav, please ensure that you have the correct postcode. It is also a good ideas to print off back-up maps (e.g. from Google Maps or AA Route Planner).

3. If you are going to be using public transport…

If you are going to using public transport, make sure you check the train connections and bus times prior to your interview. If there is  going to be a walk from the bus or train station to the company, try to find out how long this will take. If you need to take a taxi to get there, find the numbers of a few local taxi companies and call them prior to your interview to find out how long the journey will take and fare prices.

4. If you have any questions…

If you have any questions about the company or the interview, please contact your Consultant as they have all the resources to answer any queries for you.

5. If  you’re running late…

If you are running late? Please do call your Consultant as soon as possible as they will be able to advise the company of the situation quickly. If you interview is out of hours, your Consultant will be able to provide you with a phone number so as you can contact the Interviewer directly yourself.



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Want a new science job? Read our helpful tips

Looking for a new job in science? Here are a few helpful hints and tips to help you on your way…

Careers Advice


Workplace Advice


For more helpful advice speak to one of our professional scientific recruiters, contact the CK team.

Alternatively take a look at our current scientific vacancies now.

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