How to make yourself more employable

Last summer, there were 14 million graduates in the UK1 competing for similar jobs. As such, there is an increasing importance for young people to make themselves stand out during the job application process. Students are realising that qualifications are no longer enough to secure them a position, especially when up against other young people with similar GCSE, A level grades, apprenticeships or degrees. As a result of this, employers are moving towards a values-based approach when recruiting, particularly in the care sector where there is a nationwide shortage. In fact, it is expected that a million more carers are…

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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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29 things you’ll do as a fresher

Ah, the big move to uni. You’ve bundled all your belongings into the car, said a teary goodbye to mum/dad/gran/siblings, and bought your body weight in baked beans and pasta (just to be on the safe side). What’s next? Fresher’s week, and all the fun, chaos, and humiliation that it brings with it. Here’s 29 things you’ll undoubtedly do as a Fresher. #relatable. #awkward.    Meet your flatmates. Have the ‘what are you studying?’ conversation around 782 times in the first week. Decorate your room with fairy lights (an adorably cliché way of decorating) Run out of drawing pins to…

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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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Why we don’t learn about money in school

Schools have failed us. We’re not taught how to do taxes, what a mortgage is or even how to get a good job. All everyone seems to say is: go to university, get good grades and get a stable job. No one tells us how to save, how to budget and whether we should be thinking about retirement. And that scares me. There’s a ton of financial knowledge that I lack because of this. And I’ve had to teach myself how to start investing, how to budget, how to earn good money and even how to open a bank account….

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