Student work opportunity – CEO for a Day

So it’s official. More young people are now going to university in the UK than ever before, according to new figures from the Higher Education Statistics Authority. There are obviously several positives to this; however it also means that competition for good employment opportunities is becoming more intense. Additionally, the world of work is changing at such a rapid pace that even those of us already in it frequently struggle to imagine how roles, companies and industries might change in five, let alone ten, years’ time. Digital disruption is impacting every industry and corner of the workplace, often with unforeseen…

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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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From student radio to national radio: Communicorp UK Next Generation Programme

For as long as I can remember I have wanted to work in radio. As a little kid I would record my own radio show on my tape recorder, blasting out the latest S Club 7 track and getting my friends to pretend to be popstars so that I could interview them. Fast forward to that all important decision of what you want to study at university and I found my ideal course at Nottingham Trent, Broadcast Journalism. Here, I learnt everything I needed if I wanted to become a radio or television journalist. I also quickly signed up to…

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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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So, You’re Thinking of Doing a Work Placement…

The dilemma: you can’t get work without experience, and you can’t experience without working. It’s becoming more and more evident that what employees want are candidates that have experience, that “get up and go”. Although having a degree of 2:1 or above is still sought after by many employers, there is an increasing drive for work-ready graduates. There isn’t a better way to get “work-ready” than through working in the industry you hope to get into, and I can say from experience that doing a year-long placement in industry (internship) has completely changed me. I have come back after my…

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