It is sadly the beginning of October. That means school is back, college and university semesters have just begun or you’re starting a new job.
I, however, am a lost soul stuck in the void between studying for an undergraduate degree and getting a career. I will try to make the most of my time in the void by studying for a Master’s degree.
Since finishing the final year of my degree, I have had twelve weeks off. To most this would sound like boasting, but after failing to gain a place on a graduate training scheme during my last year of university this has been twelve weeks of forced self-improvement. Continue reading
Who wants to hear some great news?
Unemployment fell by 51,000 to 2.61 million according to the latest figures released by the Office for National Statistics. Oh, and youth unemployment fell as well by 29,000 with just over 1 million young people now unemployed.
Okay, so it’s hardly the greatest news you will receive today but it offers a crumb of hope for young people looking for a break in what are arguably the most difficult economic times in a century.
If you’re handy with a pen and know your way around a keyboard then you could transform those gifts into money in your pocket.
Read on to find out how you to earn good money through a blogging job.
Finding a job while at university can be daunting as having more pressure to fit everything in, it can also be difficult in finding a job that suits your needs and timetable. Now, there is the increase of youth unemployment and the rise of the cost of a degree, the cuts to our education. Making money isn’t always easy especially if you decided to set it up on your own. There is a new “scheme” in town, which is not all new as it has been around for a long time but recently it has taken an increase.
All students want to get the best grade that they can achieve at the end of their three years at university. But what happens when you get a 2:2 or 3rd, should it really matter if you don’t get a 2:1 or 1st. Shouldn’t it be the experience you have gained, the expertise and knowledge you have to give?
Recent graduate? Welcome to the club! You’re joining 2.67 million job seekers in their quest for employment. If you’re considering interning as a career kick-off, beware of brazen exploitation! Continue reading
Interviews are usually the last hurdle one has to
jump over in order to land a job, a placement or an internship. Interviews can
be very daunting considering that they are designed to do just one thing: find the best possible candidate.
Sometimes it may feel that the questions being
asked have been designed to deliberately catch you out or make you question whether you are up to the job or not. But that’s not their intention.
Some questions aim to establish how well you cope under pressure, others will be to
reveal your personality or to see what your career aspirations are. Continue reading
No matter what career you are hoping to go into following graduation, it is vital in this day and age to be ‘commercially aware’.
You may be wondering what commercial awareness actually is…well to keep it simple, being commercially aware is having the skill to view situations from a business or ‘commercial’ perspective. It involves being conscious of the changes occurring around you, economically, politically, socially and how these changes affect the company you are working for. Continue reading