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Staying safe online in your job search

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Who’s been using my phone? by Chris Isherwood. Image licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

As with most things, job hunting these days is largely done online.  Whilst the connectedness and ease of finding information online is undoubtedly useful, care is needed with how you approach your online job search.

There are many career-related advantages to living in such a connected World and we talk a lot about the ways social media and other online platforms can help you; from networking, to exploring career ideas, to developing your own professional presence, among many others.

As with most things, there is also a potential flip-side.  With recent reports mentioning a huge increase in the number of job related scams, and that many of these target students and graduates particularly, we thought some advice on things to be aware of is timely. 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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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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