Monthly Archives: March 2016

Make your first impression count in an interview! 5 steps to the perfect handshake

Don’t stumble at the first hurdle; your smile and your handshake are the first thing an interviewer notices. So show those pearly whites and read this blog to see how to perfect your handshake, so that you’re not known as … Continue reading

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5 tips for tackling Assessment Centre group exercises

Blog article from Inside Careers… Assessment centres loom large in the nightmares of graduate job hunters. They are a central part of a wide range of graduate employers’ hiring processes and are therefore, for many, an unavoidable evil. The prospect … Continue reading

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The benefits of work experience abroad

Find out about the benefits of jetting off to learn new skills and show potential employers that you’re no run-of-the-mill candidate. Prospects explains more… Read More

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Top 15 law firms as rated by trainee solicitors

TARGETjobs Inside Buzz asked 1,240 trainee solicitors working at 52 law firms to rate their own firm’s culture, training, hours, offices – and more. Study the following 12 categories as part of your research before applying for training contracts or … Continue reading

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Winners of the UK’s Premier Law Firms Lex 100 survey revealed!

Which law firm offers the best quality of work? Which is the most stress-free? And where will you get to deal with real walking, talking clients? Our tables show the Lex 100 Winners – the highest scoring law firms in … Continue reading

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Decrypting the job description – What employers are really asking for

We’ve all been there; you spend hours – sometimes days – crafting the perfect application, only to receive the dreaded generic email telling you you’ve been ‘unsuccessful on this occasion’. But you’re sure you ticked all the boxes, so why wasn’t … Continue reading

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How to answer the interview question ‘Give an example of a time when you showed initiative?’

Here’s how to give examples of your initiative in an interview situation. You’ll need to show you are capable of coming up with new ideas and thinking creatively in order to solve problems. TargetJobs explains more… Read More  

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Creating a graduate CV and covering letter for media and journalism jobs

Whether you’re applying for a new media job with a website or desperately want that trainee position with a local newspaper, you need to make sure your CV and covering letter are strong enough to sell your writing skills. If … Continue reading

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How to be successful at Video Interviews – Tips for students

 (From Michelle Poole Birmingham City University)   What is it?   The use of video interviewing is becoming increasingly common amongst graduate recruiters.  You will receive a set of questions that you must record responses to in video format. This … Continue reading

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How to use LinkedIn for Students & Graduates

Article from the JobCrowd A quick Google will show you that the internet is full of articles extolling the virtues of LinkedIn for those seeking graduate jobs. These often share top tips on how to maximise your profile and well … Continue reading

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