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The things no-one tells you about succeeding in your first job

The world of work is quite different from that of school, or even university. If you go into work with the same habits that got you through life as a student, you're likely to be in for a shock. Your first job, and every job that comes after it, will…

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10 ways students can impress employers

This guest post is authored by Lauren Ferguson, Career Development Adviser at the University of Stirling. Graduate employers notice students who are proactive in taking opportunities and have a range of experience. How many of these have you done? Work or study abroad Employers are impressed by candidates who have spent…

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Getting a job after university

Getting a degree is for many people one of the proudest days of their lives. At the end point of some seventeen years of education, you’re finally ready to leave the learning environment and dive in to the world of work. Some are lucky enough to get a high-paying, permanent…

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Would you employ someone who just passed their GCSEs?

It’s at around this time of year that masses of school and university graduates enter the job market. Employers looking for newly qualified young people are positively spoilt for choice, and yet young people remain among the most underemployed groups in the workforce. Many employers tend to view young people…

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How to find a summer job

As the academic year draws to a close and summer begins it's the perfect time for students to explore opportunities for temporary work. Taking on a seasonal job is a great way to bolster your finances and at the same time gain invaluable work experience as well as building useful…

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