Preparing for Interviews: A Beginners Guide

Congratulations you have secured that an interview, you are almost there! We have helped many clients who may not have had an interview in some time or perhaps get the interviews but then do not get through to the next stage, does this sound familiar?   Preparation, Preparation, Preparation The key to ensuring a successful interview is to prepare. Good …

Tackling the UCAS Personal Statement

So you are considering or wanting to apply to University but not sure of where to start with your personal statement. The personal statement is the section that takes the longest and requires research and time to get this completed. It is unlikely that you will get this completed in the first sitting and you may want to approach the …

CV Surgery Guide to Exam Results

With Exam results day fasting approaching, many students will be wondering how well they have done and if they have got their place on their next course. Some may have given it thought about what their options are if things don’t work out. Follow our advice on what to do on results day. What do I do if my exam …

Options after college and university

DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU WANT TO DO AFTER YOUR COURSE? Maybe you have just graduated or finished college and have no clue on what to do next. You wouldn’t be alone.   You may be feeling a little daunted and worried about choosing the right pathway. We often work with many individuals who are not sure about what they …

University offers what to do next

It’s that time of year again as students who applied to UCAS eagerly await their offers from universities. If you are waiting or know someone still waiting for offers, follow our guide on what to do next: Wait for all the decisions to come through Unfortunately this will mean playing the waiting game. If you made your application by the …

Benefits of an Apprenticeship

As many students will be sitting their exams in the coming months, many will have given thought to the options available to them after GCSE and A Levels. In recent years apprenticeships have grown in popularity and are offered at a number of levels from Level 2 (GCSE), Level 3 (A Level) and advanced level apprenticeships which are degree level. …

Negotiating a better starting salary

In the current climate many employers are struggling to attract the right candidates so consequently jobseekers are now in a stronger position to secure a higher starting salary. However, people often lack the experience or the confidence to negotiate a higher salary. It’s important to be realistic and ensure that you don’t price yourself out of the job, but equally …

What you might not know about interviews

They want you to do well The recruitment process for organisations will be very time consuming. They will have had to advertise the vacancy, screen applicants, contact applicants and conduct the interview. Recruiters can receive in the region of 80 applications per vacancy and they will need to shorten the list by comparing your application against the selection criteria. Chances …

Making the most of your work experience

progressing career level cvs

Congratulations you have secured work experience and now want to ensure you make the most of your time. Work experience looks great on a CV and can be an ideal way to get into an industry. What you get out of your work experience is very much what you put into it so follow our guide to getting the most …

Portfolio Careers- The new way of working?

A job for life is now becoming less common and even when embarking on a particular profession or training route there are always options to retrain or go into other sectors later on down the line. If like me, you picked a degree because you enjoyed the subject, but did not really have any idea of what you wanted to …

Returning to work after a career break

We know how difficult and daunting it can be returning to work after a break. You may have absolutely no idea of where to begin or have your dream job lined up but not sure how to go about achieving this. Follow our advice to help you take the first steps back into work. Focus on the positives You need …

How to get your dream job in 2016

So as we all return back to work,  many people are wondering what 2016 is going to bring and thinking about the New Year’s resolutions that they have made. Is changing jobs one of them but not sure where to start? The good thing is it is never too late to take the first steps into pursuing that dream job …