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Teach English in China for 1 year or don’t bother at all

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Teaching English in China is a major life changing experience. You literally uproot your entire life and move thousands of miles away to an entirely different culture. With such a huge change it's easy to consider dipping your toes in the water and going for a shorter period. Here is why that's a terrible thing to do and how the choice of a year or nothing helps so much with deciding whether or no...
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The latest updates to the graduate job market for 2018

From the latest findings from the Institute of Student Employers we can see a very different situation for the graduate job market out there. The UK spends 72 million pounds per year hiring students and the past year has been one of great change for employers and recruiters in the UK. Competition for hiring grads has never been more cut throat and the numbers show even bigger problems on the h...
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When is it good to get fired?

Getting fired can be good for your career
Initially many of us assume getting fired to be a bad thing, often a very bad thing, especially if money is tight and we have people depending on us to bring home the paycheck. However, there are numerous times when getting fired can be a huge gift that increases your income and makes you happier in your life. Here are ways that you can use to your advantage to spin getting fired into a positive...
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Will I get rich working in London…Or am I being played?

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London has no shortage of jobs for bright eyed, idealistic graduates fresh off the boat from sparser pastures. Its often said that London sucks, both the talent and the grime and one doesnt come without the other. The story of the risks and rewards of a job in a huge city such as London play as textbook examples of urbanisation. This is how London entices you in and how you are risked hanging ...
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How did the graduate job market become so screwed up?

Ask around at Universities around the world what would you like to be when you graduate and you will hear a broad range of exciting and impressive sounding professions that all justify the towering tuition fees that present day Universities charge their students. From high rise Lawyer to Record Producer, from Ecologist to Marine Biologist. One word that you wont hear very often is 'sales'. You don...
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Master’s or a year abroad. How to hack your career progression

There seems an ever growing predicament when graduates finish their bachelor degrees. In a world where more and more people attend University and bachelor degrees are becoming less and less valuable it is becoming ever more popular to take the easy option of grabbing a higher level master's degree. Tempting as this seems to stay in education one or two more years there may be a better way to h...
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