World Mental Health Day 2020: Do One Thing

10 October is World Mental Health Day: a day to bring awareness to and show support for better mental health. Taking care of your mental health is incredibly important and even more so this year, with research from British charity Mind showing that many people have suffered more mental illness as a result of the…

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5 steps to reducing your stress levels

We all experience stress from time to time and there’s no denying that this year has been a particularly stressful one so far. The symptoms of stress are well documented and range from sleep loss to a lack of productivity. At worst, stress can even lead to mental health issues such as anxiety and depression.…

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Key selection criteria example answers

Need to address key selection criteria in your application? Here’s how to do it. Key selection criteria set out the skills, experience, personal attributes and qualifications that an employer is looking for in candidates for a particular role. It’s incredibly important that you address each aspect of them carefully in your application, as the hiring…

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Specialist vs generalist careers

The difference between a specialist and a generalist starts with your degree subject or qualification. For some disciplines, the career path is clearly indicated by the subject of study and a specialist would follow that path. Someone studying mechanical engineering, for example, becomes a mechanical engineer, a chemistry student becomes a chemist, a language student…

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Starting your career at an SME

Have you considered starting your career at an SME (small to medium-sized enterprise)? In graduate recruitment the spotlight is often on graduate schemes or jobs with large, multinational companies, mostly because they have a further reach and tend to be present at graduate fairs. Jobs at SMEs can be harder to find, even though there…

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A beginner’s guide to using Zoom

Zoom is a video conferencing tool for online collaboration. Its popularity has skyrocketed since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, offering an ideal solution for remote workers to stay connected with their colleagues and clients. From team meetings to presentations to interviews; if you haven’t come into contact with it yet, chances are you will.…

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Why employers value international experience

Studying abroad can be great for your personal development, but it can also help you stand out to employers. However, many graduates who have international experience neglect to highlight this when they start looking for jobs, perhaps because they’re unsure how to talk about it. So, what makes international students so unique in the eyes…

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What is Cultural Intelligence?

Our multicultural societies mean that we now live, study and work with people from a diverse range of cultures and backgrounds. While this amalgamation of different perspectives, preferences and attitudes is often a source for innovation, creativity and growth, it’s not without its challenges either. To successfully navigate this cultural diversity we need to ensure…

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Finding LGBTQ-friendly employers

Finding a job can seem like a real slog sometimes, and it can feel even harder if you’re struggling to find employers who you think will treat you fairly just because you’re part of the LGBTQ+ community. Telling your new boss about your sexual orientation is an entirely personal decision. You’re not legally obliged to…

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7 quick tips to develop your resourcefulness

Resourcefulness is the ability to find quick and clever ways to overcome challenges, find solutions, and identify alternatives by using the resources already at your disposal. It’s a brilliant attribute to have in life generally, but it’s also something businesses frequently look for in their employees because it’s vital for the key skill of adaptability.…

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How yoga can boost career well-being & performance

Yoga is a form of exercise that combines breathing exercises, physical postures, relaxation and meditation. It has taken the health and fitness sector by storm in recent years, with more and more people now using it as a way to support their physical, mental and emotional well-being. There are several reasons behind yoga’s popularity. Not…

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