A rewarding graduate job is bound to involve some hard work and stress. But as an employee you have legal rights to protect against mistreatment and bad working conditions. Here are some tips on employment law and what to do if your rights are breached. Employees’ Rights Here are some of the main ones:
First week in a graduate job
Starting a new graduate job? That mixture of excitement, nervousness and apprehensiveness can only mean one thing in your career and you are fast approaching your first week in a graduate job. At Graduate Career Tips, we know what it’s like when you are the new person and you don’t know how things are done and you
Writing a great CV – Top 10 tips
A CV for those who aren’t aware is an acronym for the Latin, Curriculum Vitae, which effectively means the ‘course of my life’. Now, obviously, most employers aren’t interested in the entire course of your life and a CV is more about your academic achievements and working life. However, a CV or resume, is your
Job Interviews Part 2: Impressing the interviewers – Top 5 tips
This is part two in our series of tips for job interviews focussing on how to impress your interviewer. We started our series of job interview articles with looking at how to prepare for an interview So you have secured that all importance job interview for a dream graduate program job. But you are up against
The topic of stretching the truth or lying a CV causes many a debate as to whether you should risk it to advance your chances of getting the job and try to get away with it. In this camp, you often hear cries of, ‘they’re just little white lies, ‘but everyone does it’, ‘it’s just
LinkedIn is the most popular social media platform for projecting your professional profile for colleagues, customers and recruiters to view online. LinkedIn has become synonymous with online professional networking and job hunting. If you are serious about building your professional network and advancing your career, then you need a social media strategy to back this
In the current job market, graduates face a lot of competition to get the best graduate posts after university. The CV tips in this article will provide some thoughts about things you should avoid when creating a CV to send off to a potential employer. A CV is crucial for both the applicant and recruiter.
Graduates are a key resource to the British economy. Every year, tens of thousands of graduates flock out of university looking for employment. Graduates are often preferred to candidates who haven’t been to university; all because of a scrap of paper? Well, the reasoning behind this is that they have a certain generic skill ste
Your activity on Facebook needs very careful consideration when starting a new job or joining a Graduate Scheme. Many people are asking ‘is Facebook bad for your career?’ Should you write that status about what a long crappy day you have had at work or how annoying the current client you are working with is?
When you have secured that all important job interview for a graduate program, don’t let small mistakes put your potential new employers off you. At a job interview, almost everything is in your control and it is up to you to show the interviewers that you have what it takes to perform in the job. Preparation is
If you’ve recently completed a degree, you may be wondering where to go to start your career. It’s an exciting time, but it can also make you nervous – however, remember that thousands of people are in the same situation every year. And while the news is usually full of gloomy stories about the economy