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Monira Ahmed

Monira Ahmed

Careers & Graduate Employability Adviser (part- time)

University of Central Lancashire

Preston, United Kingdom, gb

It was an inspirational university lecture on tackling discrimination that was the initial spark for my career journey. The opportunity to make a difference and enable others to overcome barriers and fulfill their potential became my motivation. That dream became a reality, and for 15 years I've been working in the higher e...

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University of Central Lancashire

Careers & Graduate Employability Adviser (part- time)

I co-deliver careers support and activities for the School of Language and Global Studies, provide general careers advice and guidance, and also specialist support for disabled students, international students and UK students seeking global opportunities. In addition, I am also leading on a pilot careers and mentoring programme for BME students to raise aspirations and confidence.

There have been some highly unusual CVs produced, scoring 100% for creativity. But what can our students and graduates learn from these in order to capture the attention of a recruiter? Here is a previous post I wrote on this.

If there’s one thing any CV must do, it’s to capture the attention of the recruiter. And that’s what a group of creative individuals sought to do as they produced some highly unus…

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Independent Role

Writer and Blogger

With considerable experience of writing numerous articles and information products for graduate careers magazines, websites and professional bodies, I now write mainly in an independent capacity. Some of my current and recent work includes:

- Personal careers blog https://everythingcareers.wordpress.com/ where I write on topics such as job search, diversity and international careers.
- Information product on career options using language skills for a national graduate careers website.
- Guest blog post on mentoring and talent development for an Islamic finance recruitment consultancy.
- Diversity and careers related articles for Muslim community social media platforms and magazines.