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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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How to land that dream job you’re underqualified for

We've all know that we should chase our dreams and it helps to have some tricks up our sleeves to pull the odds closer to our favour. When applying for that dream job there will often be requirements in the job specification that you don't feel confidently covered by your resume. Here are some tips to land that dream job regardless of whether you have the correct qualifications or not. Start ...
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Why it’s quality over quantity for job applications

Quality over quantity
In today's high tech age of job sites and accounts, sending off your application can be done at the click of a button. Ubiquitous positions are posted by the hundreds and candidates from all over the world apply for  hundreds of jobs. Like this, it's all too easy to fall into the trap of applying wholesale with a generic CV. However, contrary to the actions of most job applicants bulk applicat...
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3 reasons why you should still look at job vacancies while you’re employed

Looking at the latest vacancies doesn't only help you when you are looking for work. There are a number of great benefits and advantages gained from keeping an eye on the latest vacancies while you are happily employed. Heres how keeping your eye on the latest job openings helps you and your career. 1. Looking back at your own job description helps quantify growth Take a moment to look at th...
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7 signs it’s time to move on from your employer

In today's rapidly changing global economy its easy to become stuck in old ways and become out dated. Moving jobs help us keep our careers on track and encourage us to be the best we can be. Today's average employee will change jobs 12 times over their career (according to data by the Bureau of Labour statistics). Changing roles can improve many things in your career from increasing your salar...
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3 tweaks to your CV to get your employers attention

With applying for a job made possible in a simple click and increased competition from overseas candidates in our modern globalised world recruiters have never had so many applications to look through. With so many of these applications being made recruiters are spending less time than ever looking at the, a recent study careers firm The Ladders found the average time just 6 seconds. So how do...
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5 tips to ace your Skype interview

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As internet speeds improve and increased businesses catch up to modern times Skype and video interviews are becoming more and more common. The differences between a video interview and one in person can catch novice job applicants out. Heres how to ace your skype interview. Choose a professional setting The beauty of skype interviews is that you can do them from anywhere. The pain of skype inter...
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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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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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