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Top Tips On How To Secure A Placement!

 

Cat is currently a final year student at University of Leeds, and has recently completed a placement with Rate my Placement.  Below she gives advice on how to look for placements.

My name’s Cat, I’m a fourth year (eek!) Geography student and have recently returned to the scary world of referencing, seminars and turnitin after a year of working as a marketing assistant at RateMyPlacement.co.uk.

If you haven’t heard of the website before, essentially, it’s a one stop shop for work experience. They work with around 250 employers to help find students placements, internships, vacation schemes and insights.

Securing my own role, recruiting the following year’s placement students and working for a website dedicated to placements, I’ve managed to pick up a few nuggets of information along the way which I want to share with you on how to make your job hunt as effective as possible!

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Graduating this summer? It’s not too late to get a graduate job…

Just graduated and worried about what you’re going to do next? Try not to panic.. In this blog post our Careers Advisor, Georgina Larkin, explains how to keep calm and get yourself a graduate job.

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“I’ve just finished my exams and have no idea what to do now…“. This is a phrase we hear a lot in the Careers Centre at this time of year. It can be a daunting time. For the past few months you have been concentrating on your finals, but now they are finished it seems as though all your friends have their lives sorted out. Everyone seems to be asking you, “So, what are you going to do now?” Does this sound familiar? Continue reading

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The true value of your career

Is money the dominating factor in decision making? Does a high salary distract you from your true aspiration? We all know the expression, ‘Money doesn’t buy happiness.’ In this blog post our Careers Advisor, Jim Bird, takes a look at how money affects career decisions.

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If you’ve been inspired by the Careers…Making a Difference Fair or you’re hoping to find a career path that matches your motivations, read on.  Continue reading

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Graduating this summer? 9 steps to land a graduate job: Part 1

Graduation_ceremonyFirst of all, congratulations! Finishing university is a big milestone and a fantastic achievement.  It is an exciting time; you may be eager to get out there and make your mark on the world, and excited about the multitude of options open to you.  However, once the relief of finishing finals is out of the way, it can also be a daunting and stressful time, particularly if you do not yet have a job, or other plans, lined up.

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Unsure what to do after uni? Quick tips to help you get started

As you approach (or if you’ve already arrived at) the end of your time at university, the question of what you do next is likely to weigh increasingly on your mind.  Having no idea about what to do next is not unusual. In this post I outline some simple things you can do to help figure it out.

Firstly (and perhaps most importantly)…

Regardless of what stage you’re at with your career planning and university career, bear this in mind:

You do not need to know or decide now exactly what it is you want to do for the rest of your life 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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