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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Master’s degrees: things to consider

Considering a master’s degree but don’t know where to start? If you’re reading this, you’ve likely just spent three years studying at undergraduate level. By now you might have an idea of your next steps. If you’re considering a master’s and don’t know where to start, you’re not alone! As someone who recently went through the application process, I’ve compiled a few tips for considering a master’s degree. A master’s degree could help you alter or narrow down your path. A lot of students assume that a master’s degree only allows you to build on your undergraduate subject – but…

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What Happens To My Mental Health After University?

The end of university is a strange and conflicting time. With deadlines done and exams taken, ideally, the only feelings we should be experiencing are joy, relief and giddy excitement at the prospect of new beginnings and fresh starts. No more all-nighters in the library, no more terrible campus coffee, and no more anxious waits for delayed student loan deposits…This is supposed to be the time where the childish notions of classmates and homework are stripped way to reveal a professional, industry-ready graduate, fresh faced and ready to take on the world. But with every one in four university students…

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How to Find a Perfect Graduate Job

We have more graduates than ever in the history of modern education, a fierce competition, and a job market that is now based strictly on “survival of the fittest” model. Do we have enough jobs opening to accommodate all? – Unfortunately, no. If you want to narrow it down to quality high paying jobs, the options are more limited. Simply put, graduating from a college or university is not enough to secure a good job. It may look tough to find a graduate job, but it is not impossible. If you have enough knowledge of the market, the employer needs…

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