Tips for getting a job # 1

For those of you that have recently graduated from college or university or are looking to find a work placement, you will already be aware that the demand for jobs is extremely high.  However, there are always ways you can improve your chances of getting hired – with just a little bit of hard work, thinking outside the box and of course, a few handy tips from us. Over the next few weeks we will bring you three of our top tips to help you gain employment, so let’s start with tip number one and help you on your way…

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How to stand out in a busy crowd

So, you’ve left university and now you don’t know what to do. Or, you’re at university and are starting to realise that the job market can actually be quite ruthless. Yes, university has taught you in depth about your chosen subject, given you valuable skills in working academically and increased your independence but that’s just the same as every other student. The job market is becoming increasingly competitive. Competition is not only with graduates, but with apprentices and those who chose to work immediately after leaving school or college. Plus, you also have the competition of those currently attending and…

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Make your CV stand out

We all know how impossible it is to get a job these days. Unless it’s working in retail, fast food or behind a bar, nobody wants to hire us. We’re students, unreliable, lazy, and we don’t make our part-time jobs a priority. However, we all want to get work experience in our chosen field of study. So how can we stand out above all of the other people on our course who are aiming for the same internship?   The first step is to make your CV stand out. If you can justify doing something by saying “it might look good on my…

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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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A student’s guide to cleaning up social media

Social media has now become our best source of news and information; it’s the norm to view people as ‘weird’ or a bit ‘prudent’ if they’re not using sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. These websites and mobile apps are great communication tools for keeping in touch with friends and letting them know what you’re up to but there can be a huge downfall when it comes to being on these platforms. Before you know it you will be finishing university and applying for graduate jobs, during the applications to these jobs you will no doubt send a CV…

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