Manchester United – The lost identity

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The last thing I like seeing in Football is managers losing their jobs. In the Premier League we have very much adopted a hire and fire culture and it is hard to watch many a talented manager slip through the nets of clubs due to a board with a trigger finger. In the case of Manchester United however I feel that Louis Van Gaal’s time is up.The team are a shadow of their former selves and seemingly it looks as if the team and manager have run out of ideas. After spending over £300 million and having a squad that…

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7 steps to joining the freelance revolution

A quiet revolution is underway in halls of residence, house shares and flatshares across Britain; a revolution that is leveraging digital technologies to put healthy sums of money in the pockets of students in towns and cities from Edinburgh to East London, and from Belfast to Brighton.According to research from Elance 21% of UK graduates with first class honours say they have already chosen to work as a freelancer, while 29% of all graduates suggested freelancing will form part of their career strategy during the next five years.Beyond university, data from the government’s Labour Force Survey (LFS) indicates there are…

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Where to Look For a Graduate Job

With the majority of students in the grips of their dissertation in the run up to the finish line, you can sometimes forget the reason you actually went in the first place. To get a job of course. But whilst, you may be dreaming of freedom once you’re final uni assignments have been handed over, it’s soon time to begin the job hunt. In fact, sooner than you think.After slaving away for 3 years, the fear of whether all that hard work has paid off can be a worrying one, but did you know that often your degree subject or…

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Why you should be using LinkedIn

You’ve probably already been told countless times from your lecturers, parents or employers. Get yourself on LinkedIn! It doesn’t take much time to make a profile and maintain it, and you can gain multiple benefits from using it. Showcasing its popularity with over 414 million members, there are many reasons that you should take advantage of this free and prevailing platform.  Enhance your employabilityWith over 3 million active job listings on LinkedIn, your chance of getting a job is much higher. Not only can you search for job opportunities, but employers can search for you. If you have the right…

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Job vacancy – student magazine editor

We are delighted to announce that we are offering a new paid placement role, for Leeds students, as Student Wire is recruiting a new student editor for the next twelve months. Want to stand out from your peers? Student Wire is the perfect way to do so. With editor of one of the most successful student magazines around under your belt, you’ll be irresistible to future employers. Fantastic for your portfolio you’ll have experience to spare and won’t struggle to impress during interviews for placement etc.  In its fourth year – written for students, by students, Student Wire is a…

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