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Does Your Business Plan Pass These Five Checks?

By Stuart McClure, co-founder of LovetheSales.com – connect with him on LinkedIn Having an idea for a new business can be exciting. There might be an expectation that this idea is a sure-fire multi-million-pound business waiting to happen, but if you don’t execute the idea well, you’re not going to get far.   Each year 650,000 businesses are …

Want to Work Abroad After Graduation? Build Up These Vital Skills Now!

By Mark Costa-Rising of Gerson Relocation Gaining international employment is something many graduates crave — and for good reason. Landing overseas work can provide a real boost to your career, helping you move up the ladder faster and gaining valuable experience. The problem is, though, that acquiring an international placement is far from easy. Just …

Take the Trendence Survey: What Are Your Career Aspirations?

The Trendence graduate survey is an annual research piece which analyses the careers aspirations of students across the UK. In 2016/17 we surveyed over 62,000 students – including over 1,300 University of Nottingham students – and here is what we found… 1. Nottingham students take part in lots of extra-curricular activities We asked what type of …

What to Expect From a Banking Graduate Scheme

By Shubhang Goenka, BSc Hons Management (2016), Technology Solutions Graduate at RBS After graduating in 2016, I joined the RBS Technology Solutions graduate scheme. I am not a techie or a developer, but I’m very passionate about new technologies. I chose this programme because it combines my passion for technology with my interest in finance. …

Five Tips for Science Graduates Who Want to Become Writers

By Rebecca Bull, MSc Biochemistry, and copywriter at Hallam Internet To some, pursuing a career as a writer after completing a science degree may not seem like the most logical step. I faced quite a bit of scepticism about my choice to become a writer,  but I’m glad I didn’t let it put me off. …

What Makes an Ideal Candidate? We Ask the Recruiters

By Jennifer Balloch, Employability Officer: Faculty of Science During this year’s Science and Technology Fair, we sought insider insights into what recruiters look for. We asked employers across a range of sectors: “what makes an ideal candidate?” Here’s what you need to know.  What initially struck me, was the enthusiasm everyone has for the company …

Job Applications: Building a Thick Skin in the Face of Rejection

By Indiana West, Digital Content Producer and English and Professional Writing Graduate Rejection isn’t fun. It wasn’t fun when you were picked last for P.E. or when you didn’t receive a single card on Valentine’s day, and it certainly isn’t fun now you’re entering the job market.  The sad reality is that rejection is felt the world …

How to Stay Sane When Hunting for a Graduate Job

By Sophie Hudson, Head of Community at TalentPool If you’ve started your graduate job hunt, you’ll know that finding a job takes time. Finding a job that is right for you takes even longer. Writing multiple CVs and cover letters, and filling out multiple application forms can quickly start to feel like a thankless task. …

Five Reasons to Join LinkedIn Before Starting Your Job Search

By Jennifer Tait, Marketing and Social Media Co-ordinator at Bridgewater Graduates LinkedIn can be an extremely valuable tool. However, many graduates still start their job search without setting up a profile. Sound like you?  With 60% of employers using social networking sites to research job candidates, LinkedIn can be so much more than your online CV. You …

Starting Your First Job? How to Master Your New Workload

By Susanna Quirke, Senior Content Editor & Marketing, Inspiring Interns As a student, it can be easy to feel hard done by. Essays, problem sheets, extracurricular and exams – it can all pile up. When you graduate to your first job or internship, however, you’ll soon realise that working life’s a whole different ball game. So. How …