News, views, advice and blogs for graduates and recruiters from the Gradsouthwest team and guests.
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Monday, December 14, 2020
Live in Devon or Somerset and interested in a career in IT? A new programme, funded by the Department for Education, is offering free training to build your confidence and industry skills to find that next exciting role in the new digital economy.
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
With the media awash with gloomy predictions for graduates, you probably believe that things look bleak for your graduate career. Negative headlines have prompted many graduates to delay their entry into an uncertain job market with postgraduate study. Others have given up altogether.
But things are not as desperate as they may seem. Things are undoubtedly tougher than in previous years, but we have consistently had jobs and seen a genuine resurgence of vacancies during November. Ironically, some companies are now funding it hard to recruit because candidates have been put off even looking.
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
If you’re looking for a job, you want to stand out as an exemplary candidate. There are loads of different ways to do this be it an incredible CV, outstanding work experience or a fantastic academic record.
But all of this will be irrelevant if you make one or more of the mistakes below. Sadly, in our experience, lots of candidates do. It’s probably done unwittingly but can have a huge impact on career opportunities - and not just at entry level.
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Four reasons why you should take the time to write a covering letter every time you apply for a job by CV.
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
As we start to return to some form of normality, it is important to look at the economy and how different sectors have been impacted by the pandemic. Graduates looking to enter the workforce are feeling disheartened by the reduction of jobs out there, but there are sectors who are still hiring and have actually seen a demand for more staff from COVID-19.
Thursday, July 16, 2020
Taken from our webinar with the University of Exeter about working in south west England, our slides tell you what you need to know to get a graduate job here.
Monday, July 13, 2020
A recruiter with over 15 years experience shares the ten things good CVs have in common, giving you valuable insight in how to create a winning CV. Essential reading for all candidates!
Saturday, July 4, 2020
Securing a graduate job can be tough at the best of times. In a global pandemic, it’s even harder. Whilst we sympathise, job hunting problems can nearly always be boiled down to 5 simple issues and there is help at hand for each and every one of them.
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
The media is awash with gloomy predictions for the graduate job market. However, those that can adjust their expectations, adapt to the new labour market and seize opportunities - even if they are not what they expected - will thrive in the long run. Here's how...
Thursday, May 7, 2020
The pandemic has had a huge impact the graduate job market. Whilst some press reports remain relatively optimistic, a quick scan of graduate job boards shows that opportunities have dramatically reduced - at least for the time being.