Mistakes People Make when Applying for Jobs

With the job market at its most competitive, when you’re applying for that placement or grad job you need to make sure that your application is the one that grabs the employer’s attention and avoids the dreaded rejection pile. I know it’s a lot easier said than done, but there are mistakes which are surprisingly very common and should be avoided at all costs – here is your guide to these, so by the next time you apply for a job you know exactly what not to do. The first one can’t be reiterated enough. Spelling and grammar; unless you’re…

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Save money and look after your pennies..

If we’re not hitch-hiking our way home at the end of each semester, we are at least looking for the next cheapest alternative. As soon as our student loans kick in it is so easy to forget our student status and ‘live like a king or queen’ for a week or two without realising that after this our finances will be drained. Remember that nice, slap-up meal you had out four times last week? Well, it doesn’t quite compare to living off home brand super noodles and tinned tomatoes for the rest of the semester, does it? Here are a…

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Breaking Bad Student Habits

I’ve been at University for the best part of two years now and have picked up a lot of habits since I started. Some of them are good and some of them are bad – more of the latter and less of the former, but everyone (or at least every student I know) is guilty of at least a couple mentioned below. Here are some tips on breaking those bad habits… The Snooze Button The beloved snooze button; I use the snooze button every single day. I press it once, and then, nine minutes later I press it again… and…

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NUS Extra – Discounts and Money Saving Offers

NUS, the national voice of students, are a confederation of 600 students unions and an organisation that represents the interests of more than seven million of us across the UK. As part of their service, they exclusively offer students a card that comes fully-loaded with all sorts of discounts and offers. The card initially costs £12 but you quickly get that (and more) in return in the savings you make, making the card really handy if you are looking to make your money go just that little bit further. The NUS Extra card has offers and discounts to appeal to…

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Top 5 TV Shows to get Addicted To

Amidst an ever-growing pile of University work there is always something that manages to distract us from getting our heads down (especially on deadline week in my case) and nine times out of ten, addictive telly is to blame. Here are five of our favourite shows that quite frankly, we can’t get enough of. 1. Girls The award winning comedy focuses on the friendship of a close group of twenty-something’s against a backdrop of New York City. Filling the void that ‘Sex in the City’ and ‘Gossip Girl’ left; ‘Girls’ is funny, edgy and unlike anything else on TV at the…

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