The Power of Imagination

Erica Sosna | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Erica Sosna

What I love about improv is that it stimulate your thinking on your feet. It combines surprise and challenge and generates that wonderful experience you get from being in a choir or a sport team - or being in flow, as a team.

You're Hired! How to Get Your CV Noticed

Swatee Jasoria | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Swatee Jasoria

This September, over 500,000 graduates will enter the UK employment market. It's a staggering figure. And with competition for positions at the country's top firms so fierce, it has never been more important for candidates to think about how they can make their CV stand out from the rest...

Outside the Box

Dr Diahanne Rhiney | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK
Dr Diahanne Rhiney

In my own interviews I have discovered that even amongst our most educated of young people, there is the increasing issue of how social media has adversely affected communication skills.

Six of the Best Holidays to Pimp Your CV

Cathy Winston | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Cathy Winston

What better reason for booking a holiday than the thought it might help you get that dream job when you return? And it's not just a really convincing excuse to book a trip - with everything from volontourism to creative and practical courses, your travels are the perfect way to pimp your CV.

Your CV May Be Holding You Back, Here's How To Fix It

Tremaine du Preez | Posted 21.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Tremaine du Preez

The traditional CV is a relic of the pre-electronic age, it seems to be going the way of big hair and platform shoes as it retreats into the ever lengthening shadows of the digital world. You can no longer afford to be a subject matter expert and nothing more. You are a business and your career is the product of how you position yourself across different platforms as well as the risks that you take. Your CV should reflect this in a way that is as unique as you are.

A Video CV for Your Firm?

Melissa Davis | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK Tech
Melissa Davis

While this might well be a useful tool for finding talented new candidates, could it also be an opportunity for law firms to connect with prospective clients? Knowing how well I responded to this I've suggested a few of the advantages of creating a 'video CV' for your firm.

In the Age of the Snap-Judged CV - Would Yours Make the Cut?

Piers Linney | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Piers Linney

As employers, we know how tough it is out there, but that doesn't stop us wanting the very best people for the job, particularly as these new recruits could one day become the leaders of our businesses. We want to see evidence that these young people have got what it takes to negotiate the complexities of today's workplace.

Five Ways To Build Your CV Without Leaving Campus

Huffington Post UK | Gemma Joyce | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

There's never been a more important time to get your CV in order. With record numbers of students entering university this autumn, it's now more li...

Foot in the Door

Tim Manton | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tim Manton

What's really important, however, is- to borrow a cliche here - getting a foot wedged in the metaphorical door. Employers like seeing different names on the CV. Many expect experience, even for a graduate position, which generally means an unpaid internship or two and a lot of asking around.

How To Write A Killer CV

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Recent research from the Association of Graduate Recruiters, which represents companies such as Procter & Gamble, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Rolls-Roy...

10 Ways To Build Your CV

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Easter is often seen as the last major opportunity for some final intensive exam revision but it’s also a great time to work on some clever tactics ...

Can Your CV Get You a Job?

Jeremy Lamri | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK
Jeremy Lamri

There are many people unemployed, and recruitment techniques are quite out of date. Fine. Now that it's been said, time to move on. You need a job. And recruiters need to keep hiring. So let's have a look at your CV. What does it tell ?

10 Reasons Why a Social Media Strategy Is the New CV

Maite Baron | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK
Maite Baron

When we're all so committed to being online, it seems surprising that many professionals and managers, along with those giving careers advice still haven't realised that a professional social media strategy is now a must.

CV Howlers: What NOT to Write on Your CV

Corinne Mills | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Corinne Mills

Following a survey we have just done, we found that a staggering 98 per cent of job applicants are reducing their chances of success significantly through poor spelling, grammar or presentation on their CVs. These errors have lead to a number of alarming disclosures, such as being "A director with a strong breath", or, perhaps fresh from watching Sweeney Todd, "Baker, working on ovens and customers".

Why Summer is the Most Important Season for Students

Isabelle Kerr | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Isabelle Kerr

For students everywhere it has always provided a liberating period between one busy university year and an even busier year to come. Consequently, students have never failed to embrace the many benefits of the summer break. However, with the controversial rise in tuition fees to £9000 per year the necessity of university has been debated.

How To Write The Perfect CV

The Huffington Post UK | Fionn Shiner | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A CV is vital in attaining even work experience, not to mention the job of your dreams, and so it's important to get it right. As part of our "Get ...

University May Not Be for Me... What Are My Options?

Alex Dyer | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Dyer

With rising tuition fees, Universities culling degree courses and soaring young unemployment, the future looks bleak. There is a great deal of negativity associated with employment opportunities at the moment. So what are your options? And how can you succeed?

How Pole Dancing and Latte Art Could Help You Get Your Perfect Job

Jade O'Donoghue | Posted 18.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Jade O'Donoghue

Most people don't spend their weekends doing the same thing they do from nine until five every day of the week and so the more interests you can show an employer the more human you'll come across.

Christmas Boredom-Busters That Could Land You a Graduate Job

Abbie Baisden | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Abbie Baisden

You should absolutely relish the time you have to relax and unwind after all your hard work in term one. However, just in case you do find yourself having a spare moment in between eating, drinking and being merry, here are a couple of time-filler activities that are also enormously productive in the job-hunting game.

The French Fixation With Image and Appearance Cannot be Excused as Cultural Idiosyncrasy

Joe Lennard | Posted 15.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Joe Lennard

As I enter a rapid descent towards my finals and subsequent graduation, I have started asking myself the inevitable questions about what I plan to do next. A truthful response would be is "Not a clue" or perhaps more realistically, "whatever I can get".

Is This the Death of the CV?

Lauren Cope | Posted 11.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Lauren Cope

If you take one mantra away from university (no, not 'first year doesn't count'), let it be that in life, it's all about who you know, not what you know. Building up a hefty little black book, knowing someone who can put you in the right company and having impressive names on your email is what will count.

Freshers' Week Is Important for Everyone

Sebastian Salek | Posted 02.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Sebastian Salek

The exams are done, the results are in, and next month a new band of fresh-faced young'uns will be pulling up outside universities across the country, ready to embark on the 'best years of their lives' and hopefully get a degree in the process.

Tuition Fee Hike Means Graduates 'More Likely' To Lie On Their CV

PA | Posted 21.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Higher tuition fees will make graduates more likely to lie about their qualifications, a survey finds. The move to triple fees to a maximum of £9,...

Liar, Liar, Your CV's on Fire

Owen Roberts | Posted 29.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Owen Roberts

For seven years now I have been lying to those closest to me. I tell my children every day that you must always tell the truth yet as I sit at the dinner table with them I am engaged in an elaborate cover up. The time has come to own up to them; I DON'T LIKE BROCCOLI.

Can You Definitely Spell?

PA | Posted 22.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Technology has left many Britons unable to spell words like "definitely" and "separate", a survey has found. It suggests that the UK has produced a...