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 […]

You will have heard by now how important networking can be in looking for work. Word of mouth, personal contacts and recommendations are still the best ways to find out about job opportunities. At a networking event I attended last week, recent graduates spoke about how they used LinkedIn and Twitter to develop valuable connections […]

I’ve recently come across this hilarious image: Ditto, I thought. And immediately shared it on Facebook with friends asking a question – have they ever been recruited via LinkedIn? Before I knew it, there were multiple comments: “I’ve found a contract through the site”, said one friend. “I know a person who got multiple offers through LinkedIn”, […]

Yes – recruitment time is NOW (March) for internships and graduate roles. Is your online presence up to scratch? What would I see if I Googled you, Facebooked you, or looked you up on LinkedIn, Instagram or Twitter? The truth is most employers will use social media to screen applicants, check their personality, look at […]

Now that we are moving into February of the New Year, hopefully many of you had an enjoyable relaxing break and are starting off with a renewed optimism, energy and enthusiasm. Attitude is everything. Be confident in yourself and make things happen. Do it! A New Year resolution without commitment is worthless, despite the best […]

Whilst many students are quite savvy at using Facebook and Twitter, many are still unaware of the networking opportunities available to them via LinkedIn. LinkedIn is a great way to identify professionals and alumni working in your fields of interest. What better way to start networking than to connect with someone you already know or […]

This is a tale of ale. Something many students are at least familiar, if not overly familiar with. First let me introduce you to my brother-in-law Scott. Scott hails from the south-west of England and is a sociable chap who likes a good joke and is blessed with the gift of the gab. He has […]

If you haven’t, why not?  Do you fit into one or more of these categories? You know you need it but haven’t had the time to do anything about it. You know you need it but lack the skills and confidence do anything about it. You are a technophobe and wouldn’t know what having an online […]

Looking for an internship or graduate role at the end of the year? Then you’ll need to be clued up about what employers are looking for when recruiting. Do you have business acumen? Are you commercially aware? Do you even know what these terms mean? In all of our discussions with employers, time and time […]

When thinking about relevant skills for your graduate job social media knowledge is of interest for prospective employers, whatever position you are applying for. There can be an assumption that because you have been a student you are up to date on the latest trends and they want that latest thinking in their organisation. However, […]