News, views, advice and blogs for graduates and recruiters from the Gradsouthwest team and guests.
Monday, September 2, 2019
Monday, August 12, 2019
Even as job applications increasingly move online to be carried along by automated software, there’s still a huge amount of value in the classic cover letter. If you’ve covered all the basics, then your application is going to be read by a real person at some point, and their reaction to it will make the difference between you being offered an interview and falling out of the running.
Friday, August 2, 2019
What is LinkedIn and is it useful for recent graduates? Is it ‘just’ another social media site? Well, yes and no. It is really more of an on-line professional network than a social media site.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Your CV... What should you include? A photo? Graphics? A personal Statement? Should it fit two pages? Should you tailor it to the role?
We provide the answers.
Monday, July 1, 2019
Young people today are very much at the sharp end of the housing crisis. High rents are stopping young people moving away from small towns for better-paid work, report finds.
Thursday, June 20, 2019
One of the most exciting parts of any job seeker’s journey is securing an interview for a desired position. It’s exciting to get past the initial phase of sending out CV after CV; once an interview is requested, it’s one foot in the door to a new and appealing position.
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
The removal of tolls on the Severn crossings in 2018 brought south Wales and south west England psychologically closer. Making it easier to commute, shop and trade...
Saturday, May 25, 2019
During a recent mentoring session I was asked about tips on prioritising work, especially with exams on the horizon and the need to apply for jobs looming too. It is all too easy to keep putting things off and then the pile of work or study can turn into an insurmountable task that defeats us.
Saturday, May 11, 2019
For graduates, the secret to developing a successful career in south west England is often down to knowing where to look. Rely on the internet and you'll find your search results dominated by the big graduate job boards, all of which tend to be very London-centric. But there are loads of brilliant opportunities out there. We reveal our top ten sources of graduate jobs in south west England...
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
We are delighted to announce the launch of a new graduate job board for Wales. GradWales will act as a central source of high quality graduate jobs, graduate schemes, paid internships and degree apprenticeships for Wales. We know that many graduates want to stay in Wales when they graduate and this service aims to make it that little bit easier...
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Bristol: a great place to live and work