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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2016, here we are. How did we get here? The scary step of plunging in to your final year of university and the realisation that a passable essay cannot in fact be written in the early hours of the morning it’s due. On top of all this, students are beginning to worry about their future employability and what they’re actually going to do with their lives after the graduation Instagram has been uploaded. If you were in fact one of those people that left your essays to the night before, or even the day it was due – chances are…

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Student Summer – What to do?

If you are a university student, you’re probably on your summer holidays right now. Whilst 3 months of summer sounds like absolute bliss, weeks worth of Netflix can get boring after a while. If you don’t have a summer job, why not use this summer to build your CV and learn some new skills. Who know’s.. it could be fun?1. Relax Definitely relax. Take some time to catch up with family and friends. Be selfish, have lazy days. You’ve earned it! 2. Learn a new hobbyLearn a new instrument or pick up something that you used to love. I have started…

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The Perfect CV

So many recruitment agencies insist you complete online application forms – you might be tempted to think a CV is hardly necessary these days. WRONG! Yes, it’s annoying that you’ve prepared what you consider to be the perfect CV only to have to repeat the same information in so many different formats to please various agents and potential employers. BUT, bothering to prepare THE BEST CV YOU POSSIBLY CAN (and remembering to update it as your circumstances change) is certainly worthwhile as it’s your entry ticket for a new job and often the first thing that an employer will see….

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Tips to get a job # 2

Last month we brought to you tip number one, giving you an insight into how you can gain employment even in the economic downturn.  If you didn’t get chance to check it out, take a look now. This week we come armed with tip number two designed to help you find your dream job. # 2: Example Work – Adobe Creative Cloud Due to the competitive market, employers are having to come up with different ways to identify talent and ‘pick you out from the crowd’.  It is no longer just about a well written CV (although this is still…

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