Careers: Know Your Industry

We all have those dream careers, whether it was a firefighter when you were a kid, or that modern-day dream of being a film producer,it is always possible, and here’s why: If you want something bad enough and you honestly believe it, then you can do it. You may remember hearing this one from your…

Keeping your online presence clean

The necessity of Googling yourself With the use of Facebook, Twitter and possibly LinkedIn as part of most people’s daily interactions, it’s no wonder that prospective employers are checking out the online presence of their candidates. But what does this mean and how can you pass the test? A Harris Interactive 2011 survey showed 37%…

Using Your Online Time Wisely

You will almost certainly be reading this online – or at least have sourced it from the internet.  That means that you have access to unlimited information and are in theory connected to the rest of the world. So why can it be so hard to find someone – just one person – to give…

Seasonal Work – Are You Ready For Summer?

Remember that feeling when the university term finally ends for a sizeable summer break?  While it seems to take an age to come around, it feels pretty incredible to survive the perils of exams, essays and other coursework for several months of reduced responsibility. However, not all of us can do literally nothing all summer. …

A mobile revolution for jobseekers

Looking for a job is never likely to be a walk in the park (unless there is a recruitment day in your local park, that is). The key question is always about where to look: do we ask around and hand in CVs to our local employers; do we ask friends with the hope of…

Freelance work is a gem for students and graduates

It’s tough being a student, both pre- and post-graduation.  Despite students being stereotyped as being lazy and irresponsible, it does seem rather difficult to survive as one these days. From balancing lectures, deadlines, friends and finances, any student can find it stressful to survive in the aftermath of a financial recession. So what is a…