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

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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

A great CV tells employers everything they need and want to know to put you through to interview stage. Plan your CV well.A great CV tells employers everything they need and want to know to put you through to interview stage. Plan your CV well.

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

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Mobiles surge ahead as jobseekers shun desktop and laptop computers according to Jobmanji

Data recently released by recruitment expert Jobmanji demonstrates that increasingly jobseekers are using mobile devices rather than desktop computers when searching for employment. From statistics gathered by analysts at the Jobmanji website, a comparative study reveals a steady decline in the use of desktop computers in favour of tablets and mobile phones. According to the

Unemployment in the UK

Unemployment in the UK – An infographic by the team at Health & Safety Training Ltd

Job Salaries – What Can I Earn?

This colourful but informative infographic has been put together using facts and figures from various sources from around the web. What Can I Earn is a new graphic from the good people at Job Zoo which discusses all things money related, from the most popular jobs around to average wages per town. Did you know,

Job Descriptions – Making sense of Job Descriptions when applying for jobs

Job Descriptions – Making sense of Job Descriptions when applying for jobs

For anyone who has ever written a job description, you will know it is a fine art. To compress all the responsibilities and details someone will be doing for forty hours plus a week, into a single document, takes some skills on communication. It is an equally fine art in a potential job applicant to

Lying on your CV – Just don’t do it

Lying on your CV – Just don’t do it

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

Top CV Tips – Things to Avoid on Your CV

Top CV Tips – Things to Avoid on Your CV

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.

Is Facebook bad for your career?

Is Facebook bad for your career?

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?

Job Interview – Top 20 tips

Job Interview – Top 20 tips

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

Conference Calls – Top 10 Tips

Conference Calls – Top 10 Tips

Conference calls were a new concept when I first joined a blue chip graduate program at a FTSE 100 company. It was a strange concept that I would be having daily calls with people across the UK and the globe but I wouldn’t be meeting any of them. I had never done a conference all

How to ask the right questions?

How to ask the right questions?

Some people think that it is all about having the answers in business and they forget that it is equally important to be able to ask the right questions. You will meet these people and they are often the ones who drone on for too long at meetings and take five minutes to say something

Getting to know your new team

Getting to know your new team

Getting to know you new team is really important to ensure you are effective in your new role as a graduate. Depending on which organisation you have joined or are looking to join, the size of you new team can vary enormously. In an operations role you could join a new team working with fifty

Where To Go After Graduating

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