Tips for Choosing a Domain for Your Personal Brand
Posted on: 15/02/2017In 2012, I founded The Be Group to provide a service that would help people to build and develop their personal brands. The Be Group focuses on three main areas: personal branding, image consultancy and employability skills training. This means that I get to speak at many events and facilitate workshops about personal branding on a regular basis – I love it! I always say there is at least one element of your personal brand that you can address from the comfort of your home, a coffee shop or the library on your university campus, and that’s y Read More...
My alternative postgrad experience
Posted on: 14/02/2017My name is Grace, I am 21 years old and in July of 2016 I graduated from the University of Nottingham with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology. Like many other final year students and graduates, I had little to no idea about what my next steps were and I felt a little overwhelmed by all the decisions I was having to make. I knew that I didn’t want to study for a masters as I wasn’t interested in being a professional sociologist, but I also knew that I didn’t feel quite ready for a full time job just yet. As time went on, I Read More...
Things I've learned 6 months into a graduate scheme
Posted on: 07/02/2017Theoretically the hard part should be over. The gruelling 2-day assessment centre has been and gone, the panic-inducing online tests have been completed, and the awkward Skype interview where the iPad didn’t work and I nearly swore in frustration is (thankfully) way in the past. Everyone tells you what a great opportunity a graduate scheme is, and it is, but the reality of the shiny new job can be a little different to what was expected. 6 months into my scheme, and here’s what I’ve learned about the rewards, the career mistakes, and Read More...
How To Get Your Graduate CV Noticed By Employers
Posted on: 02/02/2017Now you're all done and dusted with university, it's time to get out into the world and start working. However, the problem is everyone else is trying to do the same thing. When there's so many CVs flooding the market, how do you make sure yours gets noticed? You don't need flashy gimmicks, you just need to be clever. Here's some tips to ensure you stand out. Use an easily understood format Anyone reading your CV is probably going to give it 30 seconds, so you need to catch their attention fast. Section your CV out carefully, and make Read More...
3 Ways You Can Get Your First Remote Job
Posted on: 30/01/2017I’ve been working remotely since 2005 now. Since I first started, I’ve had people react one of two ways when I tell them. They either think it sounds terrific and wonder how they can get remote work, or they don’t think I actually do any real work. The doubters used to bother me, but now I think it’s sort of funny. Sometimes I’ll even mess with them these days and tell them “I really just watch cat videos all day.” But more and more I’m getting the first reaction. People want to know how th Read More...
Heading up a classroom might sound daunting, but teaching could be your ticket to career satisfaction, finds Flora Neighbour. Teaching is becoming the choice for a huge number of graduates who seek secure and rewarding careers. According to the Training and Development Agency for Schools, enquiries about routes into this area have surged by 34 per cent since the start of the recession...
Engineer the right career
Solving problems is what engineering is all about. While you may think roles just include the typical areas like civil engineering, mechanical engineering and electronic engineering, you’d be surprised at some of the other specialisms that you could go into and some of the areas of crossover. Anita Peach discovers that if you want...
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