I’ve had a few interesting experiences recently where I’ve found myself comparing what happens to students now vs. what I experienced at the same age. I’m the grand ‘old’ age of 37 which isn’t ancient but I’m obviously a few years on compared to the 18 – 21 year olds I commonly sit down with […]

I’ve just had a couple of days with no connection to e-mails or the shared drive here at work – a long, not-very-interesting story that is all sorted out now. With an event to organise and some work that really needed doing, I had two choices: I could get really stressed and shout at helpdesk […]

Some people seem fated to repeat their interview blunders and never quite get to the point where they know how to be their ‘best self’ in an interview.  If there was a way to systematically improve each interview performance by learning from previous ones, wouldn’t you be interested? Selection processes are becoming increasing diverse and unpredictable […]

You’ve arrived at your interview, 10 or so minutes before the scheduled time. Perfect – not too early or too late. The thing to remember is that your interview started the minute you walked into reception. How best to use those minutes to impress? Be polite Reception and frontline staff are watching you and it […]

Trimester One hasn’t even started yet and employers are already advertising internships for next summer and graduate positions for next year. I had a look on Victoria CareerHub and as of today there are 7 different employers advertising internships and 8 advertising graduate positions. This will only increase! For those of you who will be applying […]

Feeling comfortable with being ‘on-camera’ and also having the technical skills to set up your end of a Skype or video interview, is an increasingly useful skills set for students and graduates. As a student you can collaborate on projects easily with students in other locations and from other institutions, and as a graduate you […]

How many hours would it take to clean every single window in London? Who would win in a fight between Spiderman and Batman? What would you do if you were the one survivor in a plane crash? How many calories are in a grocery store? How would you sell a fridge to an Eskimo? […]