My Career Lessons
Posted on: 24/05/2017When I graduated from university I knew I wanted to pursue a career within the FMCG industry. 15 years later, I’ve found myself in my dream sales role, at my dream company, Pepsico. Here I lead a team of talented individuals managing our biggest travel and high street accounts and delivering profitable growth across the categories we operate in. Whilst my days are often very busy, I love the pace, and knowing that my team and I have impacted what shoppers can see in store. I don’t often have a chance to reflect upon the lessons I have learn Read More...
7 ways to make your cover letter stand out
Posted on: 24/05/2017There’s a lot of advice out there about CV best practice, but something that’s not covered so much is how to write a cover letter that stands out from the crowd. Unlike a CV, where you’re listing your experience and qualifications, a cover letter is a place where you can really introduce yourself to your potential employer. You can be persuasive, and explain why you are a perfect fit for the company and match the criteria they’re looking for. Here are seven tips for writing a cover letter that’s sure to stand out. Read More...
5 Social Media Tips to Kick Start Your Career
Posted on: 13/04/2017Now that you’re ready to wave goodbye to your university campus and get on the career ladder, you might be interested in how you can use social media for more than posting selfies from your nights out, or sharing memes and gifs that your friends have posted. Some social media platforms can be great for casual updates, but did you know you could be using these networks to help land your dream job after graduation? I’ve put together 5 social media tips that could help you to kick start your career; all you need to do is read them and Read More...
Remove These Negative Things From Your Resume Immediately
Posted on: 04/04/2017Your resume talks about your professional and educational qualifications. What you have learned so far, and what you are capable of providing are some of the focal points. Before you enter the interview stage the recruitment team will take a close look at your resume. If they are not satisfied with your resume, you may never get a call. It is during such instances when you have to take extra care while designing the perfect resume, which ought to be attractive and to the point. Just like providing some important information in your resume, you need to a Read More...
The tips I used to land my postgraduate job
Posted on: 21/03/2017A little while ago, after I had graduated from University with a degree in English Literature, I saw a video online by a motivational speaker. This chap was arguing that life in your early 20s, or after graduation, shouldn’t be a scary time full of pressure, but a time of liberation and freedom; a time to go where you want, do what you want and enjoy life free from the baggage you’ll one day accumulate. Delightful. As lovely as this sentiment was, I still found myself growling at the screen through a mouthful of stress-eaten crisps. Because 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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