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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4 easy ways to boost your employability

Whether you’re a final year student nearing the dreaded post-graduation job hunt, or just a keen bean first year looking to make a good impression, there are easy ways to boost your employability without leaving the sofa.   Get on LinkedIn If you’re not already signed up to the professional networking site LinkedIn, then I would strongly advise getting yourself an account now. It’s free and easy to set up, and it’s a great way to showcase your CV online. Plus, it’s a good way to connect to professionals in your chosen industry, which might open up future job opportunities….

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Is your online profile making you unemployable?

We’ve all been there, waking up after a heavy night out to find that little red notification sign that fills you with dread. I for one, often find myself cringing with embarrassment at the photos I am tagged in the morning after a few drinks too many. Well thanks to the new generation of smartphones, tagging and documenting our every move is easier and more common than ever. It may well be funny when you’re laughing over it with your friends but putting it on a public online platform means it won’t just be for their eyes only. With recent…

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