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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How to prepare for case interviews

A case interview is a type of interview in which a candidate is asked to analyse and solve a hypothetical business problem or brainteaser question. Case interviews are commonly used in the consulting sector, while investment banks and tech firms are also increasingly using them as part of their recruitment processes. The magic (or perhaps…

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What is an apprenticeship?

For generations apprenticeships have been a tried and tested – though sometimes overlooked – entry route into a number of industries and occupations. An apprenticeship is work experience that comes with pay, training and a qualification. Apprenticeships typically last between one and four years and are usually regulated by the government. This ensures that participants…

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What to do on the first day in your new job

Whether fresh-faced student/graduate or battle-hardened professional, those first few hours of a new job or internship are often among the most stressful and daunting of our working lives. There are new bosses to impress, umpteen co-workers’ names to remember, IT networks to get your head around and chunky induction packs to plough through. If that…

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Beating the winter blues

Beating the winter blues

Temperatures have dropped, trees are getting barer every day and the days have become darker and shorter: winter is here. This is often the time when people start feeling less energised, with both moods and motivation levels taking a turn for the worst. For some people seasonal affective disorder (SAD) starts kicking in; a form…

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Is this a silly season to look for a job?

Unless you’re an elf work probably isn’t the only thing on your mind as we move into holiday season. For most of us, late-November hits and professional ambitions quickly find themselves usurped by the demands of online present shopping and researching turkey recipes. To put your job hunt on freeze until January, however, is to…

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