Interview

We asked some of the grads on our books: what was the weirdest or funniest interview experience you ever had? The answers were hilarious (and sometimes downright worrying). Here are some of our favourites!

June 27, 2017
3 min read
Kitty Harris
How to make a new hire feel welcome

Taking the time to ensure that a new employee settles in smoothly will pay off in the long run as they are more likely to have a positive first impression of the company and fit in with the rest of the group, rather than feeling like an outsider

Charlie Johnson
April 1, 2016
6 min read
7 things to consider before signing a graduate job contract

Been offered a graduate job? Awesome! Don’t rush straight into signing on the dotted line though. Sometimes it feels a bit awkward taking the time to read all the fine print, but if your employer is even halfway decent then they will completely understand.

Charlie Johnson
March 30, 2016
5 min read
7 reasons why London is a great place for a startup

Every day new businesses are turning from dream into reality. While the San Francisco Bay Area has held the undisputed title of world startup hub for a few years now, London is not so far behind.

Charlie Johnson
March 29, 2016
6 min read
What does a business development executive do?

The term ‘business development’ crops up in job titles in a range of industries. Although it might sound like a tricky concept to get to grips with, the role is a straight forward one.

Charlie Johnson
March 28, 2016
5 min read
10 common marketing mistakes made by startups

You might have the perfect product or ideal service, but if your marketing isn’t hitting the spot then your startup won’t survive. With limited resources and a budget that makes you wince whenever you mention it, there isn’t much room for making mistakes.

Charlie Johnson
March 27, 2016
7 min read
How to find work experience while studying

Work experience gained while you are still studying is a great idea if you want to get ahead. Graduating with skills that are relevant to the industry you want to progress into will set you apart when it comes to leaving the student life behind.

Charlie Johnson
March 26, 2016
5 min read
How to do your market research as a startup

Before you get to head up a successful business you need to do your market research. It might seem like a drag, but in the long run a good base of research will give you the tools to get ahead better than your hunches and instincts.

Charlie Johnson
March 25, 2016
5 min read
What does an account executive do?

Account executives can be found in a huge variety of industries. From recruitment, to PR, to advertising agencies; essentially any company that deals with clients and works in the B2B sector will require people to fill account executive positions.

Charlie Johnson
March 24, 2016
5 min read
Easy SEO tips for startups

If you want to save some money somewhere during the initial couple of months, then doing what you can to improve your SEO without hiring another person is not as difficult as it seems.

Charlie Johnson
March 23, 2016
6 min read
What can I do with my psychology degree

When you are at university you don’t know how many jobs there are in the world. Most graduates aren’t aware of the complexity of the industries that exist outside the universities, and the range of careers that psychology graduates are perfect for.

Charlie Johnson
March 22, 2016
18 min read
Surviving your first year as a startup

As a startup, your first year can be a bit of a whirlwind. We should know, because BrighterBox is turning one in November!

Charlie Johnson
March 21, 2016
9 min read
Tips for raising venture capital for your startup

Venture capital is by no means the only way to raise finance but the prestige, experience and contacts that VC-backing brings can be a big competitive advantage for a growing business.

Charlie Johnson
March 20, 2016
6 min read