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Five Tips to Help You Find a Graduate Job with Your Dream Company

By Grace Pownall, final year, studying civil engineering Way back in October 2015, right at the beginning of my second year, I wrote my first-ever careers blog post. For it I covered the civil engineering autumn careers fair. I went along with a particular goal in mind: to kick-start my search for the perfect summer placement.  Little …

Studying STEM? How to Find Your Ideal Graduate Opportunity

By Gradcracker, the UK’s careers website for STEM students; intro by Chris Jones, Senior Careers Adviser – Faculties of Science and Engineering As a Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) student, you and your skills are in high demand across many sectors. Scientific, engineering and technical fields need you as well as broader occupational areas, where …

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 …

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 Practical Tips for Your First Graduate Job

by Jenna Alexander, National Head of Internal Recruitment at Hays The beginning of your career is a constant learning curve. With the benefit of hindsight, what do experienced professionals wish they’d known when starting out? Here are five top tips for your first graduate role. 1. She or he who shouts the loudest doesn’t necessarily get furthest …

Five Tips for Science Graduates Who Want to Become Writers

By Rebecca Bull, MSc Bisochemistry, 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 skepticism about my choice to become a writer,  but I’m glad I didn’t let it put me off. I …

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. …