Strengths vs skills

If you’re heading to an interview or an appraisal you may be asked to talk about your strengths, but many people are confused about the difference between strengths and skills. That’s because it IS confusing: people all over the internet are defining skills, clarifying strengths, underlining the differences and at the same time using them …

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The many possibilities of LinkedIn

Follow professionals in your dream career Written by Lisa Cranfield, Careers Consultant “I’m not looking for a grad job or internship so no need to get on LinkedInyet, right?” Well, not quite. 

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5 things you should know if you’re thinking about working abroad

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This article was written by Mary Walton, editor at CV Writing Service and Essayroo, writing consulting website. Also, she blogs at Simple Grad, her educational blog, where she enjoys covering educational trends, college life and online education. Mary tutors at BoomEssays, academic service. Have you’ve already graduated, or you’re rapidly approaching your graduation day and you’re starting to think about …

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Jobs and study opportunities abroad

The New Year sees the launch of a new resource.    GoinGlobal is a fantastic tool to help you research job and study opportunities throughout the world.

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How to get a placement in 2018

Written by Alex Baker, Placement Coordinator The spring term always brings the promise of lighter and warmer days; however, for students intending to do a Professional Placement Year in 2018/19, the spring term is also a very busy time. Balancing academic work with placement applications, sports, part-time work and “extra-curricular activities” is no mean feat …

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