Student housing: How to deal with Management companies

It’s sad to say but many management companies see students as easy to take advantage of and unless you know the signs you could end up living in some pretty crappy conditions or paying some hefty fines.

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4 tips for a successful interview in a foreign language

Having an interview is stressful in your own language, but when applying for a job abroad where you are expected to be able to hold your own in a foreign tongue, the pressure can become that much harder to handle. However, there’s no need to worry - just like a normal interview, there are certain...

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Starting a business before 30: What to watch out for!

Who said that generations Z and Y didn't want to work, lacked motivation and know-how? It's true that the differences between our elders are clear. The entrepreneurial environment is extremely different, how could we possibly want the same things, have the same needs and the same ideas? Our gener...

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3 reasons for taking that NGO internship (even if it’s unpaid…)

In an increasingly competitive job market, it is no secret that more and more students are looking to get some work experience as a student or recent grad. It is also no secret that many internships, especially in the charity/NGO sector, are unpaid. In the UK, figures for unpaid internships are o...

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The 10 essential qualities of a successful marketer

With more and more young graduates deciding to pursue a career in Marketing, it's hardly surprising that competition for jobs in the sector is increasing. So, what qualities should you highlight in your CV/cover letter? And, more importantly, are you right for the job? Wait no longer to find out ...

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Cover letters are dead, how to write a successful email pitch?

What's the first thing you do when you start looking for a job/internship? You make a nice, personalised CV and cover letter with the hope of getting an interview... And yet, 75% of cover letters are never even read, I'm not kidding!  That's right, you read correctly, studies show that we - HR,...

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Career: Inspiring quotes from your favourite cartoon characters

Cartoons: you started watching them before you could walk, but that doesn't mean you can't still learn from them as an adult! We have selected the most motivating quotes from your favourite cartoon characters. Although you might not have thought it, they can be truly gifted when it comes to givin...

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10 startups to help you keep your New Year's resolutions in 2017!

It's the start of a new year and as usual, it's hard to scroll through our news feeds without seeing the standard "New year, new me" statuses. You may be fed up of hearing the same old New Year's resolutions like "The diet starts tomorrow" or "I'm joining the gym, I swear I'm going to go at least...

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10 creative CV designs to inspire your job search in 2017

Well rested after the Christmas break, you're full of energy and ready to get stuck into your job search. Before you start looking for companies you would like to work for or making a list of your skills and interests to help you decide which sector/job you're best suited to however, it's necessa...

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Assessment centres: How to prepare and what to watch out for!

Janice Taylor, founder of Blue Sky Career Consulting, shares her expert advice to help you prepare for assessment centres. Discover when you can expect to be invited to an assessment centre, why they differ from standard job interviews, what is assessed, what to watch out for and, most importantl...

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Going freelance & starting a business: Kiri's tips for turning passion into a career

Kiri Nowak, freelance content writer, online copywriter and founder of The Content Wolves shares her tips for becoming a successful freelancer, starting a business and advice for getting into online copywriting.   Hi Kiri, can you tell us a little about yourself? I had an interest in the media f...

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Psychometric tests: What are they and how to prepare for them?

You’ve finally started applying for graduate jobs and there are a couple of words that are making you feel nervous: Psychometric tests. You may be completely new to them or perhaps you have undergone psychometric tests in the past, but in either case we’re here to explain the different types of t...

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Job interviews: "Forbidden questions" and how to respond

The questions asked during a job interview not only give recruiters the chance to get know candidates and gauge their interest in the position, but also to see how they react under pressure. Recruiters ask standard questions that everyone can prepare for in advance, but also trick questions to tr...

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Job search: 6 habits of a successful job seeker

You're finally ready to start trying to find a job! Feeling motivated and confident, you start this new period of your life by sending off a few CVs here and there. Unfortunately, finding a job isn't as easy as updating your social networks and sending off a couple of CVs. It's important to under...

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Important CV rules to follow when applying for jobs in Europe

Have you found the perfect job or internship abroad? You already speak the language and can't wait to arrive... All that's left to do is prepare the perfect CV to ensure you get the position of your dreams!  We all know that a CV is often the most decisive element for recruiters when it comes to...

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How to set and achieve realistic goals at work

It's not always easy to organise your thoughts and responsibilities at work. Between your private life, daily tasks and unexpected distractions, it can be hard to know where to get started, especially at work where deadlines need to be respected. Without a little organisation, it can be easy to g...

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An HR professional's advice for a successful job interview

In an increasingly competitive job market, it's important to give your all and in order to do so, you will need to make a good impression during your job interview. Discover how to behave before, during and after a job interview to ensure everything goes as smoothly as possible and avoid any nast...

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The 10 commandments for a successful PowerPoint presentation!

Who hasn't sat through a presentation that made you want to fall asleep comfortably in your seat? Discover a few tips to help you create a high-quality presentation in record time. Read on to discover our ten commandments for a successful PowerPoint presentation.  One idea per slide Each of your ...

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