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Alumni career advice

Tap into the collective career wisdom of your alumni community.

Our ‘Bossing It’ blog series brings together career advice from a range of alumni contributors. From practical tips on interviews and CVs, to career insights, each edition features successful alumni sharing their experiences to support the next generation of Cardiff alumni.

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Top tips for starting your creative project – Bossing It

Top tips for starting your creative project – Bossing It

25 April 2024

Creative projects can teach new skills, open new doors, and make quality time for your personal interests. Whether you’re looking to turn a hobby into a career or bring ideas to life in your spare time, a bit of guidance can help you get started. We asked some of our fantastic alumni who have worked on a range of projects – from magazines to podcasts – to share their top tips.    

Knowing what you want to be when you grow up – Bossing It

Knowing what you want to be when you grow up – Bossing It

15 March 2024

‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ A question that most of us are asked when we are younger, but while some fulfil their childhood aspirations, others may still be looking for their dream role deep into adulthood and that shouldn’t be a taboo! We spoke to some of our incredible alumni about this age-old question.

How to smash your next interview – Bossing It

How to smash your next interview – Bossing It

27 October 2023

Amazing – you’ve been offered an interview for an exciting new role, but what next!? Sometimes anticipating an interview can feel daunting, but with the right preparation you can rest assured that you’ll be able to tackle it with confidence. We spoke to some of our wonderful alumni who have shared their top tips on how to smash your next interview. 

The power of transferable skills – Bossing It

The power of transferable skills – Bossing It

27 June 2023

Developing transferable skills can be invaluable to your progression, whether gained through volunteering, personal experience or through your university studies. We spoke to members of our incredible alumni community who have shared their wisdom on how these skills can benefit you when starting out on your career path.

Women in leadership – Bossing It

Women in leadership – Bossing It

28 April 2023

We recently spoke to some of our successful women leaders from the Cardiff University alumni community. They shared a piece of advice they would give to their younger self in the latest edition of our Bossing It series.

Taking a career break – Bossing It

Taking a career break – Bossing It

24 January 2023

Taking a career break is something many of us will do in our lives and it’s something to take pride in. There are many reasons for taking a career break - whether it’s to develop your professional skills, take time out to spend with family, or simply to seize new experiences. We spoke to some of our alumni community who have shared their advice on the benefits of a career break, and how to get the most from your time out.

The start-up learning curve – Bossing It

The start-up learning curve – Bossing It

22 November 2022

Setting up a business from scratch can be challenging, so learning from your own journey as well as others can be crucial in ensuring your venture is a success. We spoke to some of our clued-up alumni who have shared their advice on getting your start-up off the ground.

Changing lanes in your career – Bossing It

Changing lanes in your career – Bossing It

30 September 2022

Making a career change can be a daunting prospect, but also incredibly rewarding. We spoke to some of our alumni who have successfully taken a leap of faith to a totally new career path.

Tooting your own horn – Bossing It

Tooting your own horn – Bossing It

29 July 2022

We’ve spoken to some of our successful graduates who have provided their top tips on why it’s a positive thing to ‘Toot your own horn’!

Get your foot in the door – Bossing It

Get your foot in the door – Bossing It

23 May 2022

Starting out in the ‘real world’ after graduating can seem daunting, and finding (and securing) that perfect job, like an impossible task. We’ve spoken to Cardiff alumni who hit the ground running in carving out their career paths as recent graduates. Here are their top tips for getting your foot in the door...