Taking a “gap year” either for self-fulfilment or career development can reap rewards. In a survey last year, 37% of employers believe it increases people skills, and 35% agreed a year out helps people adapt quickly to new situations. To make the most of it, make your time out count: Why take a year out? Going … More Thinking of taking a gap year after graduating?
There are many reasons to volunteer, like wanting to help others, keeping up a hobby, making use of spare time, meeting new people etc. Often people forget that volunteering can also be an important step to getting that desired job or place on a postgraduate course. Volunteering can give you structured opportunities to establish, improve … More The value of volunteering
QTemps is a Queen Mary University of London’s recruitment service offering temporary work to current students and graduates. We offer temporary work on campus and with our local business partners. With so many temping agencies around, what makes QTemps any different. Find out more: Why should I choose QTemps? Employability for our students and graduates … More Q&A with QTemps
With exams now over, it’s time to start making plans for the summer. Read on for advice from Careers Consultant Andrea on how to make the most of the next few months … Browse our jobs boards for paid summer opportunities Consider volunteering in your sector of interest – there are 1000s of opportunities on … More Making the most of summer
‘I’m thinking of leaving soon, but I’m not sure’ Suggesting that you’re thinking of leaving or are job seeking elsewhere without actually handing in your notice is the nail in the coffin for your current job. Not only will it show your boss that you’re far from committed and would be a waste of time … More Guest blog: 7 things not to say to your boss
Starting out your first ‘proper’ job after university? Below are a few simple workplace guidelines that you should follow as an employee: Be punctual. “Better three hours too soon than one minute late.” – William Shakespeare Being punctual will give the impression that you are organised, reliable and have a good work ethic. Give yourself … More 5 Top Tips on How to Impress Your Employer
So you’ve just completed your work experience. It was in a sector that relates to your degree and in the type of company that you always thought would suit you. Hooray for you, right? But, what if you didn’t enjoy it? You had it all mapped out but now the future isn’t so clear. The … More What if you hated your work experience?