3 things you should be doing in your final year at uni

If you’re in your final year of university, first year probably feels like a faraway dream under the giant workload, dissertation drafts and of course not being able to go out every night. You have to start thinking about life after graduation, but still make the most of your time before you have to start adulting. Here are three things to help you out in your final year:    Know what you want With looming deadlines and a shed load of reading to do, thinking about a job post-graduation is not a priority for many students. It may feel overwhelming…

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3 tips to network your way to success

It’s that time of year when freshers take their first steps into our universities, heads buzzing with excitement and trepidation in equal measures. As a first year student, your focus (perhaps after freshers’ week is over) is on getting the qualifications and skills you need to succeed in your chosen career. But this is also a critical time to start building a network of personal and professional contacts you can call upon to support you in climbing the ladder to your future career. But to differentiate yourself in today’s competitive jobs landscape, taking a more global approach may reap big…

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How to make money as a freelance writer

Are you thinking about becoming a freelance writer, but worried that you won’t be able to make a living? Quitting your job tomorrow probably isn’t the best idea, but if you have excellent writing skills, a strong work ethic, and a computer, over time, you should be able to earn a decent living as a freelance writer. Tips for becoming a successful freelance writer: Write a lot. Start here. Before you look for job websites. Whether you volunteer to take on writing responsibilities at work, start your own blog, or just keep a dream journal, writing takes practice. The more…

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The Graduate Book – All You Need to Know to Do Really Well at Work by Chris Davies

The transition from university to the workplace can be tricky to say the least, with multiple surveys of graduate employers over the years finding time and again that none or few of their new intake were ‘work ready’ when leaving the halls of academia. The essential skills such as being able to work effectively in a team, having determination and a good work ethic, or even simply being able to communicate with colleagues, are often lacking , much to the frustration of bosses.  The graduate market is flooded with far more potential candidates than positions available, so it’s never been…

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The Student Book: All You Need to Know to Get the Job You Really Want by Chris Davies

How hard can it be to get a graduate job? It’s a question posed at the beginning of this book, and the answer is ‘very hard indeed’. With some half a million graduates leaving British universities every year, the shocking reality is that more than 50 per cent will fail when it comes to landing a graduate-level job. The author of The Student Book, Chris Davies, knows this well, having spent the last seven years helping young people on to a successful graduate career path through his mentoring firm Graduate Coach. The company boasts a 100 per cent success rate,…

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