4 easy ways to boost your employability

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Whether you’re a final year student nearing the dreaded post-graduation job hunt, or just a keen bean first year looking to make a good impression, there are easy ways to boost your employability without leaving the sofa.   Get on LinkedIn If you’re not already signed up to the professional networking site LinkedIn, then I would strongly advise getting yourself an account now. It’s free and easy to set up, and it’s a great way to showcase your CV online. Plus, it’s a good way to connect to professionals in your chosen industry, which might open up future job opportunities….

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Get bikini ready on a budget!

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The daffodils are out, Mother’s Day has been and gone and the Easter break is in sight – spring appears to have suddenly arrived, and that means summer is just around the corner. As excited as I am for longer evenings and sunny days, I’m not entirely sure I’m ready for the warmer months. Having survived the winter on a balanced diet of carbs, chocolate and pasta (what do you mean pasta isn’t a food group in its own right?), my jeans are definitely feeling the pinch. And at the rate the days are flying by, I’m thinking it may…

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Why every student should use SCONUL access

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Congratulations! You have made it through second term and are ready to go home for a well earned Easter break. But wait, you have essays and revision to do, but all of the books you want have already been taken out of the library. Well no fear, because SCONUL is here! What is SCONUL Access? SCONUL access is a scheme that allows students to use the library facilities at another university library. Most of the universities in the UK are part of this scheme, allowing you to go into your local universities library throughout the holidays.  How to use it…

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The top 10 posts from March 2015

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Your favourite posts from March. The summer is coming and so are exams but it doesn’t look like you guys are quite ready for the procrastination panic posts! Here they are, your top 10 posts from March: 1) Top 10 pranks to pull on your flatmates 2) 5 ways to pimp your porridge 3) Things you should stop saying at uni 4) The ultimate 15 minute morning workout for men 5) Suits for graduation 6) 5 songs to make pre-drinks awesome 7) University drop-out: The end of the world? 8) Healthy packed lunches 9) Technology that will make life easier…

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Interviews: Knowing Your Employer

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Believe it or not, unlike most people, I actually get a real buzz out of interviews. I’ve had a handful of jobs throughout secondary school and university, and from this experience have established the importance of doing thorough employer research prior to your interview. Whilst it’s important to ensure that your interview will stand out from others, to embrace an interview style of your own and perhaps use different interview techniques to differentiate yourself from competing candidates, the following hints and tips I believe are absolutely fundamental to the interviewing process. Firstly, what is the company about? This is important…

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