All Blog Posts Tagged 'graduate' (34)

4 Avenues Recruiters Should Investigate When Scouting

Filling a new position, even for a reputable company, often isn’t as easy as you’d imagine. If you’re a job recruiter, then you’ve experienced this problem first hand. Sometimes, it seems you have to scour the Earth just to find a few decent candidates. With the right strategy, however, you can discover the types of talent you’re looking for. The key is…

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Added by Rachelle Wilber on March 18, 2021 at 10:00am — No Comments

What to do with a lower second class degree?

Getting a first or 2:1 degree classification is often seen as the “golden ticket” to the best graduate programmes and jobs. Last year the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), reported that 70% of graduates obtained either a first or 2:1 degree, putting…

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Added by Richard England on February 12, 2019 at 9:08am — No Comments

Graduates: Benefits of Using a Recruitment Consultancy

Securing a job after graduation is a daunting task. The opportunities seem endless, but how do you find the career of your dreams? Job hunting is difficult to begin with, but with no experience and limited advice, the task can seem impossible. 

It may be difficult, but it’s easier than you think.

With the help of a…

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Added by Richard England on December 12, 2018 at 9:06am — No Comments

How to Succeed at an Assessment Centre

If you’ve just been invited to attend your first assessment centre, you may not know what to expect. The thought of being assessed for an entire day or more can feel daunting.

This article helps you understand what an assessment centre involves and how you can succeed.

What is an assessment centre?

An assessment centre is a stage…

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Added by Richard England on December 7, 2018 at 4:30am — No Comments

What Career Options are Open to You with a High School Diploma?

There are many things a person should do to get a head start in life. One of these things is obtaining a high school diploma. A high school diploma can open many doors to a young person for a future career in a plethora of different fields. A college degree isn’t necessary to succeed in America. There are plenty of opportunities for those with only a high…

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Added by Anica Oaks on July 18, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Getting the best out of generation Y and Z at work!

The workplace is getting younger – you can’t move for articles about the millennial generation and how the professional world is going to change as more members of Generations Y and Z flood businesses as replacements for retiring employees. Businesses might be understandably – but unjustifiably – worried about the impact that an influx of young people might have on…

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Added by Alex Sebuliba on April 15, 2016 at 5:30am — No Comments

Pointers for Placing Recent Graduates in the Ideal Job

For most recent graduates, the prospect of looking for a job is daunting. Recruiters can help provide great guidance when it comes to determining which career path a graduate will set out on.

Here, we provide some pointers on placing recent graduates in a job they will see as ideal.



An entry-level sales position will teach a candidate a world of knowledge, and looks great on a resume as a first job.

First thing's first - have an intake…

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Added by Cara Aley on September 5, 2013 at 5:00pm — 8 Comments

HORSES FOR COURSES: The Realities of the World of Work

Image Credit: City CV

When applying for work, many inexperienced jobseekers make the mistake of thinking that the employer cares about which candidate is “better”, which candidate is the most "bubbly" or which…

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Added by Dave Wood on May 8, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Jobseekers – Get yourself noticed

Times are tough and if you are a job-seeker you need to get yourself noticed. Almost everywhere you look now there is a graduate with high hopes and quite unrealistic expectations of finding that ideal well paid job when they are fresh out of university in what is a tough economic climate. Although the current market place for jobs for graduates is tough, it is not impossible to succeed in securing that first role, below are some of my tips on how to stand out from the…
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Added by Amanda Ashworth on January 10, 2013 at 8:26am — No Comments

I am A Nurse Practitioner, For Gosh Sakes! Hire Me…Please!

Talk about a catch-22! Let’s use Sally, the average Nurse Practitioner (although there’s nothing average about NPs), as an example. She has been a nurse for many years and has been working on her MSN for quite a while. The happy day arives when she has earned her MSN. She then sits for her national certification and passes. She is so thrilled now because she is officially a certified Family Nurse Practitioner!

Sally’s job search now begins. She applies for every Family Nurse…

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Added by Cynthia Doyle on July 17, 2012 at 8:13pm — 1 Comment

MBA Resume Books Available Now: Columbia, Haas, Kellogg, Stanford and More

Thirteen new resume books have released over the past two weeks. Each Resume Book is an extensive database of profiles and resumes submitted by top MBA talent at one of our member schools. Select a school below and search this resume database by experience, certification, keywords, and more.



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Added by Ryan Pratt on August 25, 2011 at 3:03pm — No Comments

Need a Job? Top 20 Best Online Job websites

Monster:

The premier global online employment solution for people seeking jobs

http://www.monster.com/

Yahoo Hot Jobs: Leader in the online recruiting industry:

http://hotjobs.yahoo.com/

Indeed: Indeed.com is…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on September 8, 2010 at 3:00am — 5 Comments

Hot Resume Tip…

Times have changed, after all, as Grant Cooper, president of Strategic Resumes Strategic, notes in the Resume Critique Writer software that he authored. “Brief resumes are simply no longer effective in today’s increasingly competitive job market,” he said. “The advice that ‘They only want to see one-page resumes,’ is perhaps the single most outdated and incorrect statement job-seekers hear today.”…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on July 18, 2010 at 9:08pm — No Comments

What to do about writing a Resume with No Content to Include

Writing your first resume can be very daunting, especially if you have little to no work experience to speak of. This is a common problem for students, and a lot of them go about addressing this problem the wrong way – they either apply for jobs that do not require a resume, or they turn in a resume with little to no content.

DO NOT LEAVE YOUR RESUME BLANK!!!

Every person, including you, has skills and…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on July 12, 2010 at 2:40am — No Comments

Why HR Pros Should Pursue a MBA

Originally a guest post on Rehaul.com



We all come from an interesting place



As a whole, those of us within the profession come from many backgrounds. From what I have read and the data I have seen, very few of us within Human Resources come from a background of finance, accounting, operations or business administration. While not a fairytale, it is rare to see. This is… Continue

Added by Benjamin McCall on June 15, 2010 at 12:37am — No Comments

Ever have one of those days?

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Added by Gavin Redelman on June 3, 2010 at 12:01am — No Comments

Listing Hobbies & Interests on Your Resume – Should You Or Shouldn’t You?

I frequently come across resumes that include a section for “hobbies and interests” or something similar. Many people think it’s necessary to include something like this, however I can assure you that it’s probably best to avoid doing so. There is a limited amount of space for content on your resume and just a small amount of time for the reader to look over your information. That being said, you should use it strictly to highlight your professional qualifications and achievements, not your…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on June 2, 2010 at 11:54pm — 1 Comment

Top 20 Best Summer Jobs

Ideally the best thing you can do is try to find an internship which is related to your degree or passion. One of my favourite rockers, Ozzy Osbourne worked in a slaughterhouse before rising to fame with Black Sabbath! This is the best way to gain real life experience as well as having something terrific to put on your resume. For example, if…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on May 16, 2010 at 6:40am — No Comments

What are the hardest challenges facing graduates in 2010?

2010 is going to be another tough year for graduates. The economy is still in downturn and competition for jobs is as fierce as ever. No one said graduating was ever going to be easy!

Top 5 challenges facing graduates in 2010:

Competition (too few jobs and too many graduates)

Here is the…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on May 16, 2010 at 6:38am — No Comments

When Is The Best Time to Apply For Online Jobs?

The job application process is no doubt tedious and tiring for everyone. We’ve all been there – sifting through the various job ad postings, sending through resume after resume, and all we want to do is get the application process over with as fast as possible. Everyone tells you to at least take a few minutes to tailor your resume and cover letter to each job you apply for.

Personalizing your application materials no doubt increases your chances of getting a call back, but I’m…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on May 16, 2010 at 6:37am — No Comments

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