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.

Every graduate needs help on their career journey, whether it is to get their foot in the door, to be introduced to a potential mentor, or just for some good old advice. Luckily with the era of podcasts you don’t only have to rely on dense self-help books, or parental well-meaning advice. So, we’ve compiled a list to introduce you to some aural gems of wisdom that may help you on your graduate journey.

Denna
Denna S
May 1, 2018
4 min read

Despite the rising sense of panic you might have, seeing other graduates adventuring around the world or having snagged the dream graduate job or internship, you can transform your post graduate summer to a productive and enjoyable one.  Below is our guide on how to survive the post-graduation blues and be on the path to successfully securing a graduate job position!

Denna
Denna S
April 25, 2018
9 min read

If you don’t have a graduate scheme upon graduation under your belt, don't worry! The opportunities for your graduate career are limitless. Finding a role that is right for you, where you develop highly transferrable skills and experience are what you should be after at this stage as a graduate and alternatives to the graduate training schemes can broaden your career path.

Denna
Denna S
April 12, 2018
4 min read

Creating the perfect graduate LinkedIn profile is essential for your graduate job search, but after the initial honing, it’s easy to be passive on the platform resulting in minimal leads. To really reap the benefits that LinkedIn has to offer using the platform's tools such as LinkedIn Jobs or LinkedIn Groups can lead you to your next graduate job! Here’s what to do!

Denna
Denna S
April 6, 2018
5 min read

Want a job that isn’t the same every day and varies from being analytical to creative? If variation and juggling between diverse tasks sounds like your cup of tea, and if you have exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, a Marketing Executive job might be for you!

Denna
Denna S
March 29, 2018
7 min read

Most graduates new to the working world often go into an internship blindly, happy to have got something under their belt. Here are the key takeaways and graduate internship tips that ensure career success in the future. 

Denna
Denna S
March 21, 2018
5 min read

Authenticity has been getting a lot of buzz over the past couple of years, almost becoming fad-like among millennials. Studies have found that more than half of employees cover up part of their identity to fit in at work. So, what does it take to be authentic at work and why is authenticity so important, especially in the graduate and startup realm?

Denna
Denna S
March 15, 2018
4 min read

A salary and work schedule that aligns with your expecations affects your level of contentment, commitment and staying power in a company and important to discuss before committing to the contract. The timing of the discussion is crucial in the hiring process. Here's our guide on how to broach the subject.

Denna
Denna S
March 7, 2018
4 min read

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
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
Denna S
February 22, 2018
8 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
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
Denna S
January 31, 2018
3 min read