It’s that time of year when many students and soon to be graduates are job hunting for summer or full time work. I’ve spoken with a few students who are considering sending a ‘speculative application’ to some prospective employers. It’s certainly worth considering for the simple benefit of potentially finding a job that hasn’t been […]

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 […]

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 […]

The article, ‘3 Reasons A Strong Online Photo Prompts Career Gold’ that I came across last week on the ‘Vault Careers’ website, prompted me to revisit the question of whether including a photo within a CV or in the context of internet-based job search, is a legitimate strategy. The question is more complex than it […]

It’s nearly October and end of term will be here before you know it!  Already students are starting to enquire about summer work or how to get a graduate job.  Many of you will have already heard the job hunting mantra….. Network, Network, Network!  Networking is important in the best of times, but in a […]

A recent job search article I came across on quintcareers.com highlighted the importance of getting to grips with reality in the modern job search. “ Take it seriously, work at it, use all your contacts and focus on the results you want.” In a tight job market, entry-level graduate positions are competitive and if jobs […]

Ever heard of onomastics? Nor had I until I started reading various articles about the link between names and career success and in some cases, even career choice. I’m sure many of us, when coming across people with unusual (or downright ridiculous) names – my neighbour has a stack of women’s magazines where those bestowed with unconventional names seem to prevail –  have wondered […]