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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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How do you handle stress? - How to answer this graduate job interview question

It’s highly likely that at some point, a stressful situation will occur at work. A potential employer will want to know then, that you can handle these kinds of situations whilst remaining productive and professional. So, alongside the more clear-cut interview questions like

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The graduate's guide to London: Budgeting

Given that most graduate jobs in London pay at least £18,000 a year, the prospect of a job in the city offers the majority of graduates more financial freedom than they’ll have ever experienced before. But as one of the most expensive cities in the world, your monthly paycheck can disappear all too quickly – especially when expenses in London tend to be signific

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5 steps to successful professional networking

Searching for graduate jobs, and professional networking, go hand in hand. As well as being a great way to build connections, gain references, develop your confidence and widen your skill set now, professional networking - both online and offline - can also set you up for success in your future career. Effective networking consists of two parts; speaking to people you’

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Are you interviewing anywhere else? - How to answer this graduate job interview question

Job interviews are incredibly nerve-wracking – and a sudden unexpected question can throw anyone off guard. Although answering the question “Are you interviewing anywhere else?” is, in theory, more straightforward than the likes of

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HR graduate jobs - 7 careers in human resources

Human Resources (HR) refers to a company department that is responsible for the management of the organisation’s employees. Generally, the aim of an HR team is to create and sustain a productive and cohesive workforce – so responsibilities include everything from hiring, firing and payroll, to introducing and implementing benefits, policies and company values. Sitting

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What to do in your final year to prepare for graduation

It’s your final year at university – and whether that means endless amounts of essay-writing, an important research project, or revising for end-of-year exams, it’s a stressful time for students everywhere. But that’s not all – as you enter your final year, it’s a good idea to start thinking about your plans after you graduate, and tak

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10 tips for creating a good LinkedIn profile

Over 90% of employers use LinkedIn for hiring – and with over 500 million users on the platform, it’s the most powerful social network for recruiters and jobseekers alike. Giving employers the scope to search for and review candidates 24/7, there’s no avoiding the power of LinkedIn – so if you’re applying for graduate jobs, it’s more important

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What graduate jobs can I do with my social sciences degree?

Social sciences degrees explore the many different aspects of human society – including the way people behave, brain functions, political and economic systems, and social trends. Often regarded as a combination of the humanities and the

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How to get a graduate job without experience

It’s a classic catch-22: You need a job to get experience – but you need experience to get a job. In the competitive graduate jobs market, setting yourself apart from other applicants can be tough - especially if you have little or no work experience to shout about. But having now worked in recruitment for 4 years, I know first-hand that there are plenty of ways

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5 job hunting tips for graduates with a disability

The graduate jobs market can be especially daunting for graduates with a disability – but there are many effective ways to ensure that a disability or health condition doesn’t get in the way of securing a great graduate job. Here are my top 5 job hunting tips for graduates with a disability: 1. Be clear about the possible implications of your disability in the workplace