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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The Hunt Guides – Review

Whether the plan is a gap year, a summer road trip or a multi-country backpacking adventure, The HUNT Guides Boxed Sets will provide local insight and flavor to any trip.   I was lucky enough to get sent these pocked guides to review. I have a personal interest in travelling, and was very excited to receive these and have a good look. As summer has just ended and students are about to get back to university life, it might be exciting to get planning next years summer (so its the best one yet!). The Hunt guides are aimed to give…

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Book Review: Useful Book of Gadgets, Gizmos and Apps

This is an exciting time for tech lovers. Growing up as a millennial, we can’t imagine life without technology (we weren’t born after all). There are a lot of new gadgets out there right now, most of which are now more powerful than those used to send man to the moon.With the rise of technology becoming ever prominent, I was recently sent the new book by Martin Bailey which promises to solve ‘life’s little problems one gadget at a time’.Regardless of whether you’re a tech whizz or can barely work your phone, this book promises to tell you anything you…

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How to Stay Entertained Before Term Starts

When the last bell before summer rings and you slope off out of your last lecture, the long summer ahead feels never-ending. A couple of months to fill with a whole lot of plans and lots of happy memories waiting to be made.You probably started pretty strong too. You planned lots of meet ups with friends, had the annual summer holiday with your family and you *maybe* completed all your assignments way before you go back.But now the boredom has really started to set in.With a few weeks to go until you’re headed back to university, the last stretch can…

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