Liz Ryan has worked in HR since 1980, is the author of “Reinvention Roadmap: Break the Rules to Get the Job You Want and Career You Deserve” and is a contributor to Forbes.com and LinkedIn. She’s written an article titled “Ten things I look for in a job candidate”. Here’s an abbreviated version of her […]

A Careers in Focus event we have coming up in July got me started thinking about big data. IBM defines big data as managing huge amounts of data and being able to process it quickly.  When trying to solve problems, uncovering the ‘truth’ that lies beneath the surface is critical and accurate evidence is required.  A […]

I was half listening to the radio whilst doing other things when an interview with a bibliotherapist caught my attention. A bibliotherapist? Now that’s a new one I thought to myself. What in heaven’s name is a bibliotherapist? Turns out that bibliotherapy involves the reading of specific books with the purpose of healing. Based on […]

This award winning short film is a satire on the recruitment selection process in the corporate world. Watch and be warned! If you are planning to apply for summer internships or graduate roles in the upcoming Graduate Recruitment Programme, are you prepared? How will you stand out from the crowd? Make sure you visit the […]

Hot off the press!  What do employers look for when recruiting students and graduates?  What level of competency do employers expect students and graduates to have on day one of the job? 346 employers who have recruited students and graduates over the past two years responded to our employability skills survey.  44% of respondents came […]

Career Expos are a great way to meet potential employers in an informal, easy, non-intimidating way. It offers you the opportunity to meet the ‘face’ of the organisation and really get an understanding of them in a way you can never get from just reading the recruitment material.   The way in which employers engage with […]

The complex recruitment process – From the employer to the job advertisement to the applicants, can you grasp it? No? Here’s an illustration of what really happens in most cases…

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 […]

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 […]

OK, you’re really busy…and you need to get in that job application quickly. So you rush it through and then quickly click on ‘send’. BIG MISTAKE! I’ve been recruiting this month for a role here at Vic Careers. My name was clearly stated as the contact, and if anyone had actually taken the time to […]