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The graduate jobs market can be a confusing place, but with careers advice, CV writing tips and information on key hiring trends, our graduate blog can help you successfully navigate it.

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Why you should pursue a graduate job in FinTech

Over the last few decades, technology has infiltrated – and in many cases transformed – every major sector in the UK. The financial world is no exception, as FinTech (or financial technology) has disrupted almost every aspect of the industry - revolutionising financial services, and challenging traditional banks. Despite rising concerns surrounding Brexit and fears that in

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FinTech graduate jobs - what skills and qualifications do I need?

FinTech, or financial technology, is an industry that uses new technology to improve financial services - like software used in accounting, or artificial intelligence in banking apps. While the development of new tech has been disruptive to the traditional finance industry, businesses who adopt it are often able to offer better services and therefore become top competitors.

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So you think you know graduate jobs in digital marketing? Think again!

Digital marketing currently employs over 1.5 million people in the UK – a number that is steadily growing year-on-year. In order for them to promote their brand and stay competitive, digital marketing is now necessary in almost every type of business – meaning that more graduate jobs are on offer than ever before. A career in digital marketing offers graduates a

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How to write a good CV

When it comes to landing the perfect graduate job, having a great CV under your belt will be key to your success. But it’s thought that employers, often with 50 or more graduate CV’s to read at one time, spend an average of 6 seconds scanning the CV you poured hours of time and effort into. To be in with a chance of getting an interview, your graduate CV needs to

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7 skills that university teaches you - outside of your degree

Your university experience offers a lot more than the degree certificate you end up with – in fact, it teaches a number of soft skills that will be valuable to you long after you graduate. When you’re on the hunt for graduate jobs (and especially if you don’t have a lot of work experience), the range of skills and experiences you gained at university will help you to

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How I got my dream graduate marketing job - A senior marketing executive reveals all

If you’ve thought about pursuing a career in marketing, you’re definitely not alone – it remains one of the most popular career choices amongst recent graduates. But do you know what a graduate marketing job really entails? Having only graduated in 2016, Charlotte has quickly moved up the ranks at giffgaff

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Graduate finance jobs - why you should pursue a career in the financial sector

Finance is one of the most popular industries amongst graduates – and although that might be due in part to the higher-than-average starting salary it typically offers, the profits of landing a graduate job in finance definitely don’t end with a pay cheque. From years of working with businesses in the financial sector, I know that a career in finance can provide a lot of g

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Where do you see yourself in 5 years - How to answer this graduate job interview question

Probably one of the trickiest interview questions (and definitely one of the most cliché), finding the perfect answer to “where do you see yourself in 5 years?” can be a minefield. Although when answering most interview questions (like ‘

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Graduate jobs you can do with your humanities degree

If you studied a humanities subject at university, chances are you’ve been asked the age-old question “so, what are you going to do with your degree?” Discussions about the practical value of humanities degrees have been going on for years – and as there has been a clear push for the study of STEM degrees at university, finding information on what to do with yo

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Do you have any questions for us? - How to answer this graduate job interview question

We all know that preparing for a graduate job interview involves practicing your answers to questions posed by an employer (and for help with this, see our previous posts on answering questions like 'why should we hire you?' and '