If you are looking for an internship or graduate role, don’t underestimate the importance of basic computer skills. By this I mean the Microsoft Office suite of programs: Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint in particular; programs like Access, Visio and Publisher would be a plus. These days computer literacy is a given and obtaining at […]

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 […]

Internship and graduate recruitment has started. If you are new to the game, you may want to familiarise yourself with the process before starting. Even if you have been through the process before, it’s still worth to have a quick refresher before you start. Often, candidates get caught out/kicked out at early stages because they […]

In the last couple of weeks quite a few students have asked me about referees. Were they important? Did you need to include them on your CV? Do employers really contact referees? How many referees do you need to give? And most importantly, who do you choose to be a referee? In most cases, employers […]

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 […]

Since March through May is a heavy recruitment time for summer internships and graduate positions, just about every second student coming into our office is asking for advice on interviews. Louise has written an excellent blog on this earlier in the month, and I thought I would just add a few additional tips. Just as […]

Student to student advice on the graduate recruitment process. Phase 1: Be prepared and get to know yourself • Think about the kind of work you have done so far and enjoyed – why did you enjoy it? • Ask yourself what you would like to be doing (if you need ideas ask family and […]