Career

It's not always easy to find a job after university, especially for young graduates who aren't sure how to position themselves on the job market or sell their profile and professional experience. Finding the perfect job takes a certain amount of reflection: have you chosen the right career path? What do you want to do with your career? What kind of contract suits you best and what kind of company would you like to work for? These are just a few example of the many questions The Daily Wiz can help you answer thanks to our various articles on youth employment. Unsure how to update your profile or write a cover letter to attract recruiters' attention and stand out from other candidates? Don't panic, in this section you can also discover all the information you need to face the recruitment process and start your career off on the right foot!

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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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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Inside the Company: Year In Industry at Procter & Gamble

Today as part of our "Inside the Company" column, we interview 19-year-old John Hall. John is currently a Year In Industry student in Research & Development at Procter & Gamble, as part of the Alliance Innovation Team in the Newcastle Innovation Centre. John shares his reasons for choosin...

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[Infographic] Student vs. Young Professional: 6 Everyday Differences

Tinder VS gov.uk, empty piggy bank VS a couple of pounds, university hoodies VS suits, being a young professional has its advantages... and its disadvantages! The Wizbii team had fun brainstorming the main differences between the daily life of a student and the daily life of a young professional ...

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The 8 types of exasperating colleagues you find in every office

It's often said that it's our differences that make us unique and that "variety is the spice of life", but there are some spices we'd probably rather avoid (like clove for example)...However, these types of people can be systematically found in every company. More cliché than blonde jokes (b...

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Letter of recommendation: Why is it important and how do I ask for one?

We all know how difficult it is to find the job of our dreams these days, not to mention the amount of CVs and cover letters that need to be sent before being employed by a company. There's no shortage of articles on how to write a good CV or cover letter, so many that it's easy to forget that th...

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The top 10 qualities and skills employers are looking for!

We usually have a vague idea what kinds of questions recruiters will ask during job interviews: "What are your strengths?" or "Why are you suitable for this job?". These questions allow recruiters to measure your qualities (or "soft skills") and, more importantly, determine if you will fit in wel...

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'The opportunity to be a real employee with real responsibilities' at PwC Santiago

As part of her university year-abroad, Ferne Lacon decided to move to Santiago, Chile to carry out a 6-month international work placement in assignment solutions in tax and legal services at PwC. She shares her experience, from the application process to what it's like to work in a different cont...

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The struggles of finding a job in 10 funny GIFs

Finding a job is never a stroll in the park... Between struggling to get a reply from employers, job advertisements asking for impossible amounts of experience, the disappointment when you find out what your first job is really like... The Wizbii team have summed up the 10 key moments of the stru...

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The 4 benefits of speaking a second language

If you’re a native speaker of English then you can speak the language of approximately 400 million people. If you learn Spanish, which is the second most spoken language in the world, then you can add another 500 million to that. Isn’t it amazing to be able to speak to 12.5% of the global populat...

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A genuine feeling of 'team spirit' at FABRYAN

21-year-old Megan Neveling speaks about her experience as a PR/Communications intern at FABRYAN, a luxury womenswear and accessories brand based in London. Can you tell us a bit about your background and education? As a Creative Writing and Social Media enthusiast, I began getting involved wit...

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[Results] Wizbii helps 6 European students fund their studies

In December our European competition Wizbii wants to fund your studies came to an end! To refresh your memory, Wizbii decided to help European students fund their studies due to high university costs and a rising level of unemployment amongst young people. Here you can find out a little bit about...

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Writing a CV: Which fonts should you use?

A while back, we shared an article giving advice about the best colours to use for your CV depending on your job sector. Today, we are delighted to welcome Pauline Lahary, founder of Mycvfactory (for creative CVs) who shares which fonts you should use for your CV. When writing your CV, it is impo...

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The Horizon Programme at Accenture: Zoe's Experience

Zoe Conway, an 18-year-old school leaver, talks about her experience at Accenture as part of the Horizon Programme. For any young people hesitating about heading to straight to university after school, a gap year internship may be an interesting option which would allow you to gain insight and ex...

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Things young people trying to find a job would never say

“I have never restarted my CV 134 times”...Landing your first job as a young graduate, can be a bit (a lot) like an obstacle course.  The Daily Wiz team decided to question young people about the problems they encountered whilst searching for a job.  Our aim is to help you laugh these problems of...

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Working at Kiva "appeals to both the heart and the head"

Today at Inside the Company, we are lucky enough to have the chance to talk to 23-year-old Matt-Roberts Davies, an intern for the Kiva Zip Operations Team at Kiva, San Francisco. Hi Matt, can you tell us a bit about your background and education? I graduated from Aberystwyth University with a ...

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Marketing for Sparkol is "miles away from just making coffee!"

Welcome to Inside the Company!  In this column, students share their personal experiences of what it's like to work as an intern within a variety of different companies.   Today, we will be talking to 21-year-old Alicia Dart from Plymouth University.  Alicia is currently working as a Marketing In...

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The weirdest jobs in the world

In India you can pay 25p to get your ears cleaned on the street by a Professional Ear Cleaner. I have to admit, I’ve had my fair share of odd jobs in my time; from working in a trebles bar to a watch shop.  However, that's nothing compared to what I found after a bit of research.  If you’re stra...

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