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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Student Summer – What to do?

If you are a university student, you’re probably on your summer holidays right now. Whilst 3 months of summer sounds like absolute bliss, weeks worth of Netflix can get boring after a while. If you don’t have a summer job, why not use this summer to build your CV and learn some new skills. Who know’s.. it could be fun?1. Relax Definitely relax. Take some time to catch up with family and friends. Be selfish, have lazy days. You’ve earned it! 2. Learn a new hobbyLearn a new instrument or pick up something that you used to love. I have started…

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Get ahead in the summer months

So, it’s summer, finally. You’ve been waiting for the day your exams to finish since, well, forever. As the anticipation or BBQ’s and picnics slowly fades away and the British summer does what it does best – ruin everyone’s lives. You’re miles away from your uni pals and that independent life you once lived so happily, things can seem less than desirable. Here are a few things to bear in mind during the summer months. 1. When your parents say get a job, get one. They’ll hide it behind earning money and responsibility, but lets be honest, they just want…

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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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