Monthly Archives: May 2014

Make a ‘fair’ difference to your chances of success

Wondering whether it’s worth staying in Leeds long enough to go to the Yorkshire Graduate Recruitment Fair? In this blog post Grant Sanderson, a recent graduate who now works at Deloitte, explains why careers fairs are so important. See you at the YGRF!

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Why are career fairs important?

The graduate job market is highly competitive. Deloitte recently ranked 2nd in ‘The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers’ so it’s no surprise that we get over 18,000 applicants for graduate positions every year. It’s important to make your application stand out from the crowd. Continue reading

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How I got my job: Fashion Design placement

Are you looking for a job in the fashion industry? Wondering how you can increase your chances of success whilst still at university? In this blog post, Fashion Design student Alisha Hassan explains how she got her placement to increase her employability.

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I am a second year undergraduate student, studying Fashion design and have secured a 6 month placement at an upcoming menswear company based in London, called Sir Plus.  Quite a large majority of Fashion Design students undertake a placement year, so I have been able to talk to final year students regarding different companies, and how they applied. Continue reading

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Preparing for work after study

We know that leaving university to enter the world of work can be scary, but the Careers Centre is here to make that transition easier. In this guest blog post, Jacqui Musson from Sellick Partnership talks about how to prepare for work.

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Leaving university can be as exciting as it can be daunting. For three or more years you’ve built relationships and an understanding of how to operate within the confines of another educational institute, one that has required more self discipline and motivation perhaps than your previous experience. Whilst the idea of no more dissertations or exams is just the best feeling possible, what’s next can be as scary a proposition. Continue reading

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Success at the Spring Graduate Jobs and Internships Fair 2014

If you are wondering why you should attend the YGRF in a few weeks time, then look no further! In this blog post our Fair Liaison Officer, Lauren McArthur, explains how two Leeds students walked away from our Spring Fair with graduate jobs!

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Building relationships face to face….not much can beat it in the world of graduate recruitment, and it’s something I like to talk about – a lot!

A graduate recruitment fair brings leading graduate employers together under one roof and allows you to quickly build rapport with each one you speak to, giving you an excellent impression of the organisation whilst highlighting your talents at the same time. Continue reading

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Getting into Entrepreneurship

Are you considering starting your own business, but wondering whether it’s definitely for you? In this guest blog Christian Nellemann, CEO of XLN Telecom, explains how he became a successful entrepreneur and how you could too!

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If you count being hard-working, persevering, passionate and enthusiastic among your character attributes, as well as having an eye for an opportunity, then you might just have what it takes to not only be your own boss but to strike it rich along the way. Continue reading

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