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  • work experience

    How do I decide what work experience is recent enough?

    Another CV question that is asked by almost every student! We look at one of the most troubling parts of a CV, work experience. Students often have so many questions about the work experience and employment part of their CV. We speak to the experts to find out all you need to know, from what experiences you should or shouldn’t include and how to lay it out in a way that will impress the recruiter.   Read Article >

    1 Comment   Application Advice, CV Advice, CV Advice Series 2014

  • To Do Tafel

    4 things you must do before submitting any job applications

    The summer is nearly over and in a couple of weeks everyone is back at university so we have a few tips to hit the ground running. Whether you are in the penultimate year of your degree and looking for a summer internship, or you are moving in to the final year of university life and hunting for a graduate job, applications are starting to open and you will soon be consumed by the application process. Here is a list of things you should make sure you have done before you start submitting your applications.

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    2 Comments   Application Advice, Graduate Jobs, Psychometric Testing, University Life

  • thinking-girl

    What is classed as relevant work experience?

    In the next article in our CV series we talk to our panel about relevant work experience. Students often ask what sort of experiences should be included on a CV and whether or not relevant work experience is those experiences from the industry you are applying to or whether it is advantageous to draw on other experiences. We take a look at what constitutes relevant work experience and the reasons why some students misunderstand what should be included in their CV.

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    4 Comments   CV Advice Series 2014

  • forex-blog

    Stock Market Round Up – 15th September 2014

    Find it tough sifting through countless publications trying to keep on top of all the latest movements in the stock market? Well now Grad Diary has the solution that will help save you time and keep you informed of all the latest financial news. This is the latest version of our Stock Market Summary, giving you a concise look at the last week in the markets.

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    4 Comments   Banking, Current Issues, Industry Review

  • Decisions

    What can you gain from a Masters degree?

    When finishing university there are a host of options available to you. One of which is a Masters degree. We spoke to two students who chose to take on a Masters degree after finishing their undergraduate degree and asked them about their decision. In this article we look at the motivations behind doing a Masters, what it was like and how it can be of benefit to those who decide to pursue it, plus lots more questions to give you an insight in to whether a Masters may be perfect for you.

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    1 Comment   Application Advice, Interviews

  • one page two page cv

    What should I include on my CV? Should I have a photo, my D.O.B or my interests?

    What to include on a CV? Many students will often struggle to decide what the norm is to include on a CV, aside from the obvious academic achievements and work experience, we look in to what our panel of experts think you should or shouldn’t include on your CV. We also look at whether photos, date of birth or interests are required, encouraged or frowned upon.

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    3 Comments   Application Advice, CV Advice, CV Advice Series 2014

  • lined paper

    Should I use bullet points on my CV?

    The second part in our series of articles look at the most common questions students have regarding CV’s is about the use of bullet points in a CV. We have asked three different university careers service’s about what their advice would be to students about the use of bullet points to see if there was any difference in opinion on whether they are beneficial or detrimental to a CV.

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    2 Comments   Application Advice, CV Advice, CV Advice Series 2014

  • forex-blog

    Stock Market Summary – 8th September 2014

    Find it tough sifting through countless publications trying to keep on top of all the latest movements in the stock market? Well now Grad Diary has the solution that will help save you time and keep you informed of all the latest financial news. This is the latest version of our Stock Market Summary, giving you a concise look at the last week in the markets.

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    3 Comments   Banking, Current Issues, Industry Review

  • Celebration

    You won’t believe what these 3 graduates did to get jobs

    The process of securing yourself a graduate job is fairly simple, right? You get your degree, fingers crossed you secured a 2.1. The next step is to think about what industry you would like to work in, then you pick your favoured companies, fill in tonnes of application forms, attend a few interviews an assessments, wait for the phone to ring and see who offers the best package…unfortunately this isn’t the case for a lot of people. The graduate market is very competitive so graduates are increasingly thinking outside the box to get on that first rung of the career ladder. We look at some of the most innovative ways and extraordinary lengths some graduates have gone to get their job after university!

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    30 Comments   Application Advice, Graduate Jobs