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Latest news about the labour and graduate market.

How to ace your online interviews

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Whether online or face to face, a good interview starts with quality preparation. Think through: 1. Who will be interviewing you? If HR, anticipate more general questions, if a technical or line manager the questions might be more specific to the job. Find out about the organisation and understand the job content as they are …

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3 LinkedIn courses to help you stand out for the right reasons

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Written by Andrew Falconer  There’s often a desperation in candidates to stand out but few actually know what it means. When you are recruiting at graduate level, if we’re being honest, most candidates are very similar. They’ve all done the same sorts of internships, part-time jobs, co-curricular activities and that’s fine. It’s why we have …

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The top 3 types of people to connect to on LinkedIn

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I keep hearing from students that LinkedIn is “just another jobs site”. Certainly, over the past few years LinkedIn has become a powerful recruiting tool and jobs board, but to focus just on that is missing the point. The site was originally conceived as a means of connecting people and, more importantly, skills. It was …

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Setting yourself new challenges to enhance employability skills during lockdown

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  Employers are looking for candidates with a good academic ability as well as a strong set of transferable skills. If at interview you were asked how did you use the lockdown time to learn something new, what would you showcase? Set below are suggestions for developing skills recruiters are looking for even when you …

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Top 5 tips for effective remote working

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1. Create some routines! It can be hard working on your own. You can make it easier if you put structure in place. Structures include things like: Setting up a workspace where you go every day to do your work (probably not in bed!). Go there at the same time each day and start at …

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