How to Identify a Good Graduate Scheme

For many graduates, getting the right level of support in their first role is an important way to fast-track learning and progress professionally. But every company and industry operates differently, so to help you understand what you are being offered we have put together this list of things to consider when you get offers fromContinue reading “How to Identify a Good Graduate Scheme”

5 Reasons to Use a Recruitment Agency

If you are looking for your first job after graduating you might expect to apply to most jobs directly rather than go through a recruiter. However, this can be a less productive use of your time than speaking to a few recruitment agencies and talking things through with a professional. Below are 5 reasons whyContinue reading “5 Reasons to Use a Recruitment Agency”

Interview Etiquette: 6 Tips to Conquer Your Nerves and Make a Great First Impression

Nervous about your upcoming interview? Take note of these 6 tips that will help you conquer your nerves and make a great first impression. Always Accept a DrinkIf they offer you a drink, ask for a glass of water even if you don’t want one. Nerves and talking a lot can make your throat dry.Continue reading “Interview Etiquette: 6 Tips to Conquer Your Nerves and Make a Great First Impression”

Interview Etiquette: 5 Things to Avoid

All too often we find great candidates who are guilty of one the following faux pas at interview. You may think your manners are up to scratch but have a read through the following tips to make sure you are ready for your next interview.  Eating Don’t eat food or chew gum in your interview –Continue reading “Interview Etiquette: 5 Things to Avoid”

4 Things to Watch Out For in Job Ads

When you first start applying for jobs it’s easy to overlook acronyms and be blown away by the pay figures. The advice below will help you ask the right questions and make sense of what is on offer.  OTE, Basic Pay and commission  On-Target Earnings (or OTE) is used to describe a salary that variesContinue reading “4 Things to Watch Out For in Job Ads”

How To Dress For an Interview

Interviews can be daunting, but knowing you have done everything you can to prepare will make all the difference. Dressing well is an easy way to make a good first impression and help you feel confident. When planning your outfit it’s important to consider where you are interviewing. It’s no longer the norm to wearContinue reading “How To Dress For an Interview”



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