Finding disability inclusive employers

We all want to work somewhere where we feel included, valued and can truly thrive. If you have a disability you may be worried about finding an employer that isn’t just able to accommodate you, but that prides itself on doing so. While the Equality Act prohibits discrimination against a person that has a disability,…

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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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