News, views, advice and blogs for graduates and recruiters from the Gradsouthwest team and guests.
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
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.
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.
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.
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....
Thursday, March 5, 2020
Ask final year students where they want to work and the majority will identify a graduate training scheme with a big, well known company in London. But things are changing. Statistics from the latest regional Longitudinal Educational Outcome (LEO) statistics which reveal that roughly two thirds of graduates remain in the region in which they studied.
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
With Valentine’s Day around the corner you might be looking for love. We can’t find you the perfect Valentine, but we can find you the perfect #gradjob so that you can #LoveWhereYouLive and #LoveWhereYouWork.
Thursday, January 16, 2020
If you’re graduating in 2020, recruiters will be advertising over the next few months for summer start dates.
Get yourself ready now to fire off applications before you're too busy with exams. Here's what you need to do.
Monday, December 9, 2019
We are pleased to be working with Jobcentre Plus to support unemployed graduates get a foothold in the graduate labour market.
Since September this year we have been supporting unemployed graduates with CV reviews, interview coaching and more. Find out about what we've learnt so far...
Friday, December 6, 2019
The job advert says send your CV and covering letter, and yet so many candidates don’t bother with the covering letter. What does this tell the recruiter?