Monthly Archives: May 2013

What employers do for us…

Jenny, our intern, gives us an insight into how employers are attracting new recruits.

Spending the last few weeks promoting and advertising the Yorkshire Graduate Recruitment Fair I have learnt a lot about the 110 organisations that are attending, including what lengths they go to to attract new graduates and students. Using many novel ways, employers are trying to attract the best of us to apply for their graduate schemes and placements.

Here are just a few examples of what they are doing to grab our attention Continue reading

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Taking a year abroad when not a language student

1. Colette in France 2. Catherine accompanying a school ski trip

1. Colette in France
2. Catherine accompanying a school ski trip

Colette: Studying Mathematics and Biology and spent a year teaching English in primary schools in southern France.

Catherine: Studying English and Philosophy, and spent a year teaching English in a secondary school in western Germany.

When did you decide you wanted to do a year abroad Continue reading

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How can the Careers Centre help graduates?

Graduating this summer? In a panic about what you want to do with your career? There is no need to as the Careers Centre is here to help!

If you are graduating this summer and have no idea what you are going to do after University, come along to the Careers Centre to discuss your options. We are open to all graduates and you can use our services for as long as you want.

Here are some of the things on offer to graduates Continue reading

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Will you be getting the most out of the Yorkshire Graduate Recruitment Fair 2013?

The Yorkshire Graduate Recruitment Fair is an annual event attended by national, international and local employers, recruitment agencies and universities (to speak about further study options), so there really is something for everyone! And even if you’re not graduating this year, this is a fantastic opportunity to start finding out about organisations and seeing what other opportunities they may have. Read on to find out how you can make the most of the fair.

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How to ace that Skype interview

Skype interviews are becoming more and more popular with employers. For many people it can be a scary thought having an interview through video correspondence in the comfort of your own home. A lot of questions about the process can run through your head. Therefore we have put together a few tips to hopefully provide some answers to them Continue reading

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9 graduate job-search myths: busted!

There are some common misconceptions about job-searching that I hear again and again.  Misconceptions that could seriously impact your chances of success if you take them at face value.  In this post I aim to help you by dispelling some of these myths.

1. I should apply for as many jobs as possible to increase my chances of success

AKA the ‘scattergun approach’. Surely it’s logical that if you apply for more vacancies, then you are more likely to get a job, right? Not necessarily. When it comes to job-search, think quality over quantity Continue reading

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How I got my job: Marketing Graduate Scheme

Melissa Mumby is a final year student studying a BA in English and Spanish. She has just secured a graduate role with Morrisons and shares her tips and advice on how this can be achieved.

I have recently been offered a position on the Morrisons Marketing graduate scheme beginning September 2013 based in their national head office just outside of Leeds.

Although graduate job statistics can be worrying, it’s important to remain optimistic because there really are jobs out there for hard-working graduates; it’s just a case of finding them! Here are a few things I would recommend for graduate job seekers based on my own experiences Continue reading

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