You’ve considered a move into the world of startups but it can often be difficult to understand what working for a startup really entails. When people think about startups it’s usually in relation to the perks: the table tennis tournaments, the free alcohol or crazy team building activities. It’s one of the bonuses of working for startups but regardless of the company, startups can be very hard work and there’s no where to hide when it comes to working hard. In fact, 23% of startups fail due to poor recruitment decisions. That’s why it’s paramount that you pick a startup that fits your interests and personality.

June 14, 2018
4 min read
Lucy Wood

Graduates tend to forget that unconscious body movements and posture communicate messages to the interviewer as well as verbal communication. Body language can often make or break job prospects, so the ability to recognise and practice nonverbal communication is a great tool to help connect with your interviewer and help get the graduate job!

Denna S
February 28, 2018
6 min read

Standard questions that seem to be innocuous often carry deeper meaning. It’s the candidate’s responsibility to understand this, read between the lines and develop a response appropriate to what the interviewer is looking for.  Here’s a breakdown of the most commonly asked and baffling graduate recruitment questions in a job interview that often carry an additional meaning.

Denna S
February 22, 2018
8 min read

Graduating from university with a chemistry degree is a massive step. It requires a lot of dedication and upon graduation, it’s natural to feel overwhelmed and confused over your sense of opportunities.

Denna S
February 14, 2018
12 min read

Like any skill, interviewing well is something you can master and the preparation is not too difficult! There are a number of steps you can take before the interview to ensure that you make a great impression. Here’s how you can outshine the competition with a little interview prep and ensure success!

Denna S
February 8, 2018
6 min read

Quicker progressions at a startup and a more fluid  role are some of the reasons why choosing the startup underdog over big corporates can be a good choice. Mariel Rubinstein, a graduate from the University of Liverpool for Music, shares her reasons for choosing the startup world. 

Denna S
January 31, 2018
3 min read

You'd love a killer graduate job but the job search anxiety has resulted in hours of binge-watching your favourite show rather than polishing up your CV or applying to roles. Here are our best tips to get over your graduate job hunt procrastination and get your started towards your dream job!

Denna S
January 24, 2018
4 min read

It's easy to become daunted after applying for countless jobs without any appealing work prospects. Mairead Finlay decided to take the BrighterBox route after a few weeks of job hunting  and is happily employed at a startup and part of the BrighterBox alumni. In this article, Mairead reflects on her first week at work, and her personal journey to where she is now.

Denna S
January 15, 2018
4 min read

Are you thinking about working at a start-up?​ Vicky Anscombe (@VickyAnscombe) gives us the insider look on what to expect!

Denna S
January 10, 2018
10 min read
graduate recruitment jobs

If you are thinking about applying to work in recruitment, but aren’t entirely sure that it’s for you, then have a read of a few things you might not have realised about almost all graduate recruitment jobs.

Kitty Harris
December 22, 2017
5 min read
First day of work

Everybody’s first week of work after University is likely to be a bit of a culture-shock. Adulting starts here.

Kitty Harris
December 13, 2017
5 min read
Graduate job

You might have many different reasons in your first graduate job for handing in your notice. But whatever your reasons for writing a notice letter, you must be aware of the way that you leave things.

Kitty Harris
December 4, 2017
4 min read
graduate internships

The reality is that sometimes you need to boost your CV to get a full-time graduate job – particularly if the industry you are aiming for is extremely competitive. One way to do this is to seek out graduate internships relevant to the job applications that you have been sending out.

Kitty Harris
November 28, 2017
5 min read