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Graduates and students: Why work for an SME?

Graduates and students: Why work for an SME?

If you are a graduate and reading this, then you may not have found a graduate role yet. Maybe you tried but didn’t make it onto one of the big graduate schemes, or know people who did and are now wondering what you can do.

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Your learning shouldn’t finish once you have graduated

Your learning shouldn’t finish once you have graduated

You may not be finding it easy to find a graduate opportunity, and if you can't get a job related to your degree then it’s important to try and get some kind of work to keep yourself going and develop skills that will be valuable in any career. But there is something...

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Preparing for an interview

Preparing for an interview

Yes, it may be a cliche- but it’s true. If you are selected for an interview it’s vital that you spend time preparing. You may be surprised how many don’t do this- and very rarely will they get an offer.

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How does the application process work?

How does the application process work?

You may be curious about how the role of a recruiter works: there is a lot involved, but essentially, businesses pay recruiters to find people that they cannot themselves. And to narrow down the large number of applications to a manageable number who can be...

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Social media

Social media

There are a wide range of different social media types, and these vary in importance in relation to job searching and raising your profile. The one thing I would say that all have in common is that you need to consider what you put on them. Consider how happy you...

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Offers

Offers

When applying for jobs, and getting interviews, it can sometimes be difficult to balance them. For example, you may get an offer for a job, but have another interview for another opportunity booked in. Or you may be lucky enough to get two offers to consider. This is...

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Class of 2020

Class of 2020

Well, I think it’s fair to say that the class of 2020 have had it tough, perhaps more than any other university cohort. The graduate employment market has taken a big hit, but there are some employers who are still recruiting, there are signs of further improvement,...

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CV layout

CV layout

I see dozens of CVs a day. These are a few tips based on my own experience and preferences. I hope they will be helpful.   CVs come in many different styles, and there is a wide range of quality. Even professional CV writers don’t always agree on the best layout and...

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