Category: applications

Applications, CVs, Cover Letters

Top 6 CV tips to land your dream internship

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Written by Discover Financial Services The following tips from the Discover Talent Team will help you get noticed, impress hiring managers, and shine bright. 1. Download a Template The easiest way to start? Download a template. Ask a friend, check your university’s career centre, or search the internet for a template you can build from. …

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What I learnt from a visit to Accenture

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Article written by Tom McCann, Projects Officer (RED & UROP), University of Reading Careers   On 1st October I attended a Careers Services Overview Day at Accenture. Here’s everything I discovered, alongside some top tips for those thinking of or planning on applying to one of their schemes. What does Accenture do? In simple terms, …

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How to robot-proof your cover letter and pass an ATS hurdle

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  You’ve just graduated from university. Your degree hangs nicely on the wall. Now—the pressure is on to get a job. Otherwise, you might have to move back in with your parents, and that’s probably the last thing you want. So, you head over to LinkedIn in search of delicious job offers that could potentially …

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How to robot-proof your cover letter and pass an ATS hurdle

Robot on desktop

You’ve just graduated from university. Your degree hangs nicely on the wall. Now—the pressure is on to get a job. Otherwise, you might have to move back in with your parents, and that’s probably the last thing you want. So, you head over to LinkedIn in search of delicious job offers that could potentially launch your career …

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Who to put down as references when you’ve just graduated

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The question of who to put down as a reference can be difficult at any point in your career, but never more so than when you’re just starting out. The dream reference will come from a former manager at a successful company where you aced every task and gained experience that makes you perfect for …

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