How to write the perfect cover letter & find a summer job!

Summer is fast approaching and it's time to think about preparing your CV and cover letter if you want to be sure to find a summer job. But don't worry, we're here to give you some useful advice to help you write the dreaded cover letter. Don't forget, recruiters want to hire the most trustworthy...

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Under 30's: why there's no better time to start your own business

We often hear students say things along the lines of: "I'd love to start my own business" or "Being an entrepreneur would be amazing", but how many of them actually go for it? Young people often wait years before taking the leap and, in many cases, abandon the idea completely. But why? "I don't h...

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How to procrastinate effectively this exam season

Exam season - two words which are enough to strike dread and fear into the heart of any student. We all have our own way of getting through it. For some it's a regimented routine of study in the library, for others it's a more flexible routine wherever they feel most comfortable. However, sometim...

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Job interview: it's your turn to ask the questions!

Your interview is almost over, the interviewer has finally finished grilling you and asks you one last question: Do you have any questions? It's time to think hard and come up with a good question, but you can't think of what to reply (too much pressure?), and what a shame, as it's important to f...

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5 useful tips to help you organise your job search and find a job

We all go through the phase of "looking for a job", whether it's as a student, looking for an internship or part-time job, or as a young graduate looking for a first job. With all the different ways of finding a job available, it's easy to feel lost. Where should you start? What sites should you ...

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Getting your language skills back up to scratch

Learning a language is more important than ever. Due to globalization, it's completely normal to work in a foreign country or with colleagues who don't speak the same language as you. As well as providing us with important cognitive benefits, learning a language can also makes us more conscious o...

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[Infographic] First Job: Expectations vs. Reality!

Tim has just got his first job and, like most young graduates, he's convinced that he's found the job of his dreams: a stylish desk with a brand new shiny Mac, a high-tech coffee machine and a salary to match that of a senior executive with 5 year's experience. Unfortunately, the reality doesn't ...

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Help! What experience should I include on my CV?

Not having enough relevant experience is a common problem for students and graduates. It can be tempting to include every little detail of your past employment in an attempt to fill up as much space as possible on your CV. However, as with many situations, sometimes less is more. By leaving out l...

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10 conversation tips to improve your job interview

After watching the video from TED, “10 ways to have a better conversation” with Celeste Headlee, we decided to apply the advice given in the video to an interview situation, to help show you not only how to have a better conversation, but also a better interview.  According to the video, we all ...

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7 apps to stop you from losing your mind during exams!

As if being a student wasn't complicated enough, exams are now approaching, a little too quickly. To help you organise your life and maximize your revision time, we decided to make a list of the top apps for students to help you balance studying with other fairly important things such as having a...

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Unlocking Your Coding Skills: Benefits & Advice for Beginners

It's often being said now that everyone should have a basic knowledge of coding. Whether it's being able to tweak the design of your website, speed up your spreadsheets, or even creating your own games, programming skills enable you to take these tasks into your own hands and forge the solution y...

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Inside the Company: Tala's summer internship at Barclays

This week as part of our Inside the Company column we interview 21-year-old Tala Abi Esber about her internship as a Personal and Corporate Banking & Barclaycard Summer Analyst at Barclays, London. What was it that attracted you to Barclays/Would you recommend working for Barclays and why...

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What's the best career advice you've ever received?

It can be hard to know where to turn for advice when it comes to your career. Everyone has something to say on the matter, whether it's useful or not is another question. Sometimes what we really need is advice from our peers: people who are, or have been, in the same position as us and can share...

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Do you have what it takes to work in a startup?

A startup is a small business created by directors and shareholders that often evolves in an unstable environment. There are many startups who are currently recruiting young graduates and you might have asked yourself if you have what it takes to work in one. There are many differences between sm...

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Colmeia: The networking assistant making sure you never forget a name again

Colmeia founder Andrea Sommer tells us more about the innovative app improving networking experiences, along with some handy tips and business advice for young entrepreneurs thinking about launching their own business.  Can you tell us about yourself and your team? I’m a Brazilian-born German ...

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5 simple yet effective tips for writing a cover letter!

You've finally found the perfect job, but how to write the perfect cover letter that will attract an employer's attention and make sure you get an interview?  Here you can find 5 handy cover letter tips to make sure you get that all important call back: 1. Be direct. Employers are busy people. ...

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Why understanding failure is the key to success

What is it that sets highly successful people apart from the crowd? Books have been written on the subject, interviews conducted and theories conjectured. To those who yearn for the answer, success becomes an enigmatic destination, dissociated with ideas of struggle, failure or fear. Quite convin...

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7 benefits of studying abroad with Erasmus

Do you know what Erasmus is? Perhaps you've heard of it, but you’re not completely sure how it works? Well, I'm here to tell you all about it from my own experience. If you asked me to define Erasmus I would say “the best experience of my life”, if you asked Google it would tell you that Erasmu...

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