Monthly Archives: April 2013

Best location for graduate jobs in UK? You may be surprised…..

This is a guest post written by Leeds graduate Freya Labram, Community and Content Manager at JobisJob.

Should I stay or should I go? When you’ve just graduated, the world is your oyster. Many graduates take advantage of this opportunity to contemplate a change of scene. Although the setting for the next chapter of your life is a decision based on personal as much as professional factors, you might like to take into account where employment hotspots are Continue reading

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How I got my internship: Design and Communications agency

Sarah Johns is currently a first year student studying a BA in Geography.  She has just sourced her own internship and gives her tips on how this can be achieved.

I have just been accepted onto a one month work experience placement for a design and communications agency based in Leeds and London.

Applying for advertised internships can be a stressful and competitive process. There are other methods though. Prior to being accepted as an intern, no formal application had taken place, let alone handing in a CV.

Google searches of the word ‘internships’ did not get me very far. Instead, I sought opportunities through University to develop skills, volunteer and gain insight into future careers Continue reading

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Choosing your year abroad

Thinking of taking a year abroad as part of your degree? Hannah-Clare Akitt, a student who is currently on her year abroad, gives her advice on things to bear in mind.

Whether you’re studying languages and a year abroad is compulsory, or you’ve just decided it might be a good idea, there are a few things you need to think about before you apply.

For me, as a language student, the year abroad was inevitable, and preparations began at the beginning of my second year Continue reading

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So you’ve joined LinkedIn – now what?

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Like many students, you may have joined LinkedIn based on a recommendation from someone you know, or simply have heard about it and wanted to explore it further.  I’ve definitely seen an increase in the number of students aware of LinkedIn over the past couple of years, but I frequently hear statements like the following from students

  • “I created a profile/ account but haven’t really done anything else”
  • “I don’t know what to do now”
  • “What is the point of LinkedIn? Continue reading

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Skills development with TEFL

This is a guest post written by staff at i-to-i, providing some examples of how they believe TEFL can help you develop and evidence some commonly sought-after skills. If you would like help reflecting on your skills or considering how you can develop them, or information on more skills which recruiters often require, see the make yourself employable section of our website or come in and speak to us. 

Jody Continue reading

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