How to increase your employability without being employed

It’s that classic conundrum – to get a job you need experience, but to get experience you need a job. Competition for jobs nowadays is higher than ever, so you need to be doing everything you can to get your CV to stand out.

October 10, 2019
6 min read
Kitty Harris
Kitty Harris

All the ammunition you’ll ever need to freshen up your CV, nail that interview and prepare yourself for the working world is right here.

Hiring? We have legal advice, salary information, hiring trends and on-boarding best-practices (all coming soon). Let’s buddy up.

We've pulled together some of our best money savings to make that move to London as smooth as possible. From cheap ways to have fun to tracking all that cash that's being spent in Pret - we round up how to stay sensible with your spending and stop asking the bank of Mum and Dad for a hand-out. 

Beth Sutton
Beth Sutton
September 3, 2018
5 min read

So you’ve slaved away for the last few years, you’re now pipette-proficient and you’d never mix up mitosis and meiosis in a pub quiz. But graduation is looming and you’re not really sure on your next steps. It can feel like everyone doing a biology degree ends up in medicine or academia, so you have no idea what options are open to you outside of this. But don’t worry, we’ve got you.

Lucy
Lucy Wood
July 24, 2018
5 min read

Ah, the CV personal profile section.  The only thing worse than writing your Tinder profile because sadly you can’t just insert the water emoji here and wait for the offers to come rolling in… but fear not, we're here to save the day (and your job hunt) with these five simple tips!

Lucy
Lucy Wood
July 16, 2018
3 min read

We get it. Applying to your first grad job can be overwhelming. You’re trying to find a job that you’ll love, shine in all stages of the application process and start work before you’ve officially run out of money. It often means you’re typing out a cover letter with no time to check over it or walking into an interview with an interview style that could use some more practice. Sadly, sometimes this can lead to rejection even if you know you’d be a great candidate. If your application journey hasn’t been as smooth as you’d like, check out the following tips: 

Lucy
Lucy Wood
July 4, 2018
5 min read

The thank you email to your interviewer after your interview can be the deciding factor as to whether you get the job or not. It’s a positive reinforcement to the interviewer and shows that you are proactive. As the interviewer must sift through several candidates for a role, a thank you email keeps you fresh in the mind of your interviewer.

Denna
Denna S
June 27, 2018
4 min read

As Beyoncé drops yet another album without warning, it’s natural to wonder just how she manages to do it all. From creating new music, to touring, to staying on top of her business ventures, philanthropic work and also being a mother - she has a busy schedule. It’s a badly kept secret that Beyoncé has an incredible work ethic but what exactly has turned Beyoncé into a global superstar and how can we incorporate some of her keys to success into our own careers?  

Lucy
Lucy Wood
June 22, 2018
5 min read

Need to impress your interviewer so you can secure a graduate job? There are a number of steps you can take for the interview to ensure that you make a great impression. Like any skill, interviewing well is something you can master and the preparation is not too difficult! Here’s how you can outshine the competition with a little interview prep and ensure success!

Denna
Denna S
June 21, 2018
3 min read

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. But it's more than that and that is why it’s paramount that you pick a startup that fits your interests and personality.

Lucy
Lucy Wood
June 14, 2018
4 min read

Team activities creates an environment for collaboration and brings together employees.  Not only is it valuable to have good communication between employees but team activities can produce great results. Team activities in the startup workplace contribute drastically toward employee motivation and work performance. Here are our favourite 10-minute team building exercises that boost morale & get the team eager to tackle the work day. 

Denna
Denna S
June 6, 2018
6 min read

Confused about what to wear for a graduate interview? As graduate recruiters, we get asked every day the question of what a graduate candidate should wear for an interview. Dressing for an interview follows the same prep rules as the actual interview. Despite having really strong work experience or how well you answer interview questions never underestimate the importance of a put-together interview outfit.

Denna
Denna S
May 31, 2018
5 min read

With all the excitement of the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry & Meghan Markle, we made a mashup of advice graduates can take away from the Duchess of Sussex’s transition from actress to full-time royalty and how you can use these tips to find your first graduate job.

Denna
Denna S
May 17, 2018
5 min read

Got your first graduate job? Congratulations! As a new hire you are so desperate to please and the pressure is on! Work stress at work can affect everyone, so don’t beat yourself up in the first few months in your new career. Here are our 8 favourite ways to fight the new job jitters and make yourself feel comfortable in your new job.

Denna
Denna S
May 11, 2018
5 min read