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  • Four Reasons Why You Should Write A Covering Letter

    Four Reasons Why You Should Write A Covering Letter

    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.

  • Which Sectors are Least Impacted by COVID-19?

    Which Sectors are Least Impacted by COVID-19?

    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.

  • Working in South West England

    Working in South West England

    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.

  • Top Ten CV Tips - A Recruiter's Perspective

    Top Ten CV Tips - A Recruiter's Perspective

    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!

  • Job-hunting Problems 101

    Job-hunting Problems 101

    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.

  • Career Planning in a Pandemic

    Career Planning in a Pandemic

    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...

  • Struggling to find a graduate job? You’re not alone!

    Struggling to find a graduate job? You’re not alone!

    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.

  • Covid-19 Mental Health Support

    Wednesday, April 8, 2020

    These are unprecedented times....wherever we can, we need to support each other and we need to look after ourselves. We received the following from GFirst LEP and thought it so good we wanted to share it with our job seekers. Here’s a few thoughts that will try to help us look after our mental health.

  • Web interviews… how to look good with 6 simple tech tips

    Web interviews… how to look good with 6 simple tech tips

    Monday, March 30, 2020

    Here are our top 6 simple tech tips for making yourself look better for video interviews – whether you are using Skype, Zoom or something else there are a few quick things you can do to look more professional.

  • Corona Virus and Your Career

    Corona Virus and Your Career

    Sunday, March 22, 2020

    Corona Virus will impact your graduate job search. That’s a given. But it’s not all bad news. By being proactive and creative, you can minimise the impact on your early career plan. Find out how....