How studying abroad can boost your CV and improve your career prospects

Any student who has spent a year abroad will agree that studying abroad was the best experience of their life. Yes, it is fun, but it is certainly more than party and weekend breaks. Studying abroad is a great life investment that can broaden your horizons. How? By providing you with a unique set...

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Test out your startup idea with these 3 essential steps

Starting your own business can often be a synonym of struggle, but it's also an extraordinary adventure. One step forward and two steps back (and vice versa), without giving up, is the strength of entrepreneurs. And no matter what your business area, managing your time and and energy is crucial. ...

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Embarrassing interview situations (and how to avoid them!)

There are some things we’d rather forget about, but at times the only way to get over embarrassing situations is to share them with others and laugh, because laughing is always better than crying. Why is it that when we are in really important situations, like job interviews, we seem to say the w...

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8 Easy Ways For Students To Make Money During The Summer

After spending your time at university living from one student loan installment to the next, the summer is a great opportunity to save some money for the year ahead. For many students, getting a summer job just isn’t always the easiest answer, as it can be difficult to secure such temporary empl...

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How to choose a profile photo for professional social networks

It's time to change your profile photo on your professional social network accounts! A recent study carried out by LinkedIn revealed that profiles with a photo (a real photo that is, not an image or a logo) are viewed seven times more than other profiles. Another study carried out by French profe...

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Festival time: Survival tips, accessories and the best apps!

Summer is here and we won't let the rain get us down. Good luck to anyone braving the mud and floods at Glastonbury this weekend! Whether this is the first time you're going to a festival or not, these tips and tricks could help make your festival experience a lot more pleasant. (Watch out, we di...

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Words you should avoid at all costs in a job interview!

You've finally got a job interview after having waited for so long, which will hopefully allow you to get the internship, work placement or job of your dreams! You're so excited that you can already imagine yourself strolling down the corridors of the company's offices. The only thing that's left...

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Public speaking: 8 tips for a successful pitch

If you want to make it as an entrepreneur, you have to know how to present your ideas effectively. In this article you can find 8 things all great public speakers do before speeches that you can use during your next pitch!  It's an undeniable fact: public speaking is a skill that all entrepreneu...

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A short guide to surviving life after university

Yay! University is over and now… it’s time for real life. There’s no point living in the future and worrying for no reason, now is a time to celebrate. In case you hadn’t already realised, you’re only 22 years old (or somewhere around there) and you have your whole life ahead of you! You have a w...

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Lara Wirth - Armageddon Painted - The 16-year-old Australian procrastorpainter

You may have already come across her breathtaking creations, and if not, prepare to be amazed. At only 16 years old, Lara has more than 167,000 views on YouTube and 60,000 followers on Instagram thanks to her special effects makeup skills. Read on to find out more about this talented young Austra...

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Why should students & graduates use professional social networks?

Generation Y has grown up with social networks: from the good old days of Bebo and Myspace up until the arrival of Facebook and Twitter in the 2000's. More graduates are using social and professional networks than ever before, however, it's important to pay attention to the different behavioural ...

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Pedallo, the UK startup addressing global health concerns

Today we interview our very own contributor and young entrepreneur, Luke Martin. 28-year-old Luke shares some of the challenges of starting a business, along with useful startup advice and a little more about his recently launched startup, Pedallo.  Can you tell us a little about your backgrou...

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The struggles of writing a dissertation

Final year problems I have to admit that writing my dissertation was not as fun as I expected. As much as I loved my research topic and as much as I enjoyed reading about it, writing a 10,000 word dissertation turned out to be quite stressful. There were days when I would open the documents on my...

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How to build your personal brand and stand out in a job interview?

Have you ever wanted to know how to have a successful job interview? To help answer this important question, we decided to interview Ángeles García Lahiguera, Project Manager at Trabajando.es. Ángeles tells us that there is nothing more important than being prepared, thinking about possible quest...

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The job search: When should you call employers?

We all know the standard routine when trying to find a job: hours spent perfecting your cover letter to match the job requirements, making sure you have used the right adjectives to describe yourself to avoid words like “passionate”, sending a creative CV to stand out from the crowd… but what if ...

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Soft skills: How to show off your personality and get hired!

Looking for your first job but don't have enough experience on your CV to get noticed by employers? Don't panic! All of us use skills without even noticing: soft skills, to be precise! Let's have a look at what they are and find out how to identify those which will best help you stand out in the...

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How to write a follow-up email after a job interview

You're looking for a job, and it's taking ages. Finding a job is extremely time consuming and often not very fruitful, which is why favoring the quality of applications over the quantity will save you time. Everyone keeps telling you to send personalised applications! Follow-up emails are as impo...

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3 steps to finding a job alongside your studies

Increasing numbers of companies in the UK and abroad want their future employees to have more experience and training. Because of this, many young people are asking the question, "How can I find a job after university if I have no previous experience in the sector?" It's not an easy task, but it...

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