At the start of term and in the sudden cold and rainy weather, the summer can feel like a distant memory. But don’t forget about what you got up to over the holidays because you may well have gained some useful skills and experiences for your CV. It’s impressive to employers if the examples you … More Make the most of your summer work
You might think that a lack of relevant experience may stop you from getting a job, but this isn’t always the case. Employers are often looking for potential and you can demonstrate this by highlighting the skills you’ve developed from school, university, part-time work and any other area of your personal life. A transferable skill is … More Identifying your transferable skills
Whilst studying at university I decided to join the administration bank of my local hospital back home. I worked in a number of different departments (some more interesting than others): auditing and medical records, operating theatre, mental health surgery, X-ray department and MRI & CT scanning department. Here’s why it’s the best thing I ever … More Graduate story: How temping in the Public/Health sector helped me get a career in HR
Experience and employability skills clearly evidenced on a CV are the crucial factors that enable students to successfully navigate the competitive graduate job market which is set to expand by 11.9% this year, according to a recent report issued by the Association of Graduate Recruiters. Stephen Isherwood, Chief Executive of the AGR, explains: “Graduate vacancies … More Why is work experience important?
I see a whole range of experience on CVs. Sometimes people have already done exactly the sort of job they are applying for, which is an enviable – and very unusual – position at this stage of life. Other times people are searching for something to say about a McDonald’s job they had three years … More Work experience on CVs – how to sell it and make it relevant to the employer
Tempting as it is to lie in the back garden (or possibly not given the recent weather in London!), there are plenty of ways to make the most of next few weeks, if you don’t have a job lined up. 1. Volunteer. There will be plenty of opportunities across London and in your local area … More Ways to make the most of your summer if you don’t have a job
A report in The Times* newspaper this week describes how “Doing more with less has become today’s business mantra.” What might this mean for undergraduates and graduates seeking work? Here are three ways to help employers understand how you can enable them to do more with less… 1. Fresh thinking – demonstrate how you can … More ‘Doing More with Less’ – how to appeal to employers