7 Things To Do In Your Summer Holiday

You might be caught up in exams and drowning in deadlines, but thinking about your summer holiday is a fantastic distraction from referencing and revision!   If you’re quick, your chances of grabbing a dream internship, or finding early bird offers are often higher than when you do it last minute. Unless of course, we’re talking last minute getaways. Don’t let this be just another summer where you fall back into your old job at your parents’ local supermarket. Be a little adventurous and do something different! If you haven’t got a clue what to do with your three months…

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The Trials Of Getting Work Experience

The job market is fierce. You don’t need to be told that. I am sure you’re reminded of it by a well-meaning relative who doesn’t understand why you went to university, every time you go home. Along with a good degree, employers are wanting more from students than ever before; extracurricular activities, volunteering, sports and of course, the dreaded work experience. The expectations that students might have completed a placement or two over the summer is slightly unlikely. But that students will undergo hours of tea making and printing in order to put multiple placements on their CV. With the…

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Why I recommend doing an internship abroad after university

Obviously I’m not saying turn down your dream job offer and hop on the next flight abroad as soon as you hand in your final university work, but not everyone has their dream job offer at the end of their studies, in fact very few people do and the fact that you finish university facing endless months of CV’s, job interviews and quite possibly rejections can suck away all motivation and elation from becoming a graduate. In August, two months after I had graduated from university, I embarked on a month long internship abroad at an online business media platform…

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Top Reasons to do Internships

Are you one of those people who think internships or work experience placements are a waste of time? Well think again. With the job market becoming more and more competitive, it is vital that students gain a set of skills that are highly sought after by employers. University helps you nurture essential skills making it the perfect time to start gaining experience. I remember when I first started University, I would put off getting work experience as I just wanted to focus on my studies. However, it soon became clear that if I really wanted to succeed in my degree,…

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Getting the Perfect Work Experience – Our Top Tips

Work experience is something that is extremely important for students – it adds to your CV and shows potential employers you are capable of working while also helping you build and improve your skills. So, how do you get work experience? The answer is simple – be proactive. If you don’t ask, you don’t get! Hopefully this walk through will help you out. You can use it as a checklist if you like. Where you want to work: If you have an idea of what you’d like to do as a career then it’s important you get experience in that…

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