Monthly Archives: April 2015

How to secure a job before you graduate

As exam season looms and thoughts turn to working life after university, Guardian Careers contributor Chris Smith shares his advice on how to line up your first entry-level role… Read More

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Top ten spelling mistakes jobseekers make on their CVs

New research reveals one in three CVs contain spelling errors, but which are the words words jobseekers just can’t get right? Research by jobs search engine Adzuna reveals all… Read More

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How to be your best self at graduate assessment centres

The assessment centre may seem artificial, but you should be able to show what you’d really be like if you got a place on the graduate scheme. TargetJobs explains more… Read More

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Top questions to ask an employer when researching a job, career or business area that interests you

You have arranged a half hour face-to-face meeting with an employer to pick the brains of someone in a job, career or business area that interests you. What can you talk to them about? How can you come across well? … Continue reading

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The most important qualities of a LinkedIn profile

User description is the most important part of a candidate’s LinkedIn profile, according to an independent study conducted by recruitment company, Norrie Johnston. The research; An Executive Recruitment Game Changer, was aimed at investigating the role that LinkedIn plays in … Continue reading

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Six ways to get a job after university

Pick a job that interests you, connect with recruiters on social media and remember it’s OK not to know what you want to do, advise the experts on Guardian Careers… Read More

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Retail Assessment Centres: how graduates can stand out

The majority of big retailers will include an assessment centre as part of their recruitment process. Usually, it’s the last stage of selection and will involve a narrowed-down group of candidates taking part in exercises, tests and interviews. TargetJobs explains … Continue reading

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The hidden boxes all aspiring solicitors should tick in a law application

The Guardian reveals what law firms secretly want from a trainee or vacation scheme applicant… Read More

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