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Biggest CV mistakes

July 29, 20140 Comments

Create the perfect CV by avoiding these mistakes

Infographic - CV Crimes[Source Giraffe CVs]

Google introduces ‘search removal request’ after EU ruling

May 30, 20140 Comments

Remove your embarrassing bits from Google search results with their new search removal request form

Google logo - padlockYou can now ask Google to “block” search results you don’t want people to see! Great news if you have a questionable online history ;)

The form you need to complete is here: Google search removal request

Details of the ruling that lead to the introduction of this new privacy tool:

14 Student recipe cards

May 26, 20143 Comments

Leaving home for the first time is scary – especially when you don’t know where your next meal is coming from

Leaving home for university can be a bit of a step into the unknown for a lot of students – especially when it comes to cooking. To make things a little easier Walton Robinson have created these free, simple to follow recipe cards that can be downloaded and used at home.

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Summer exams: revision in the park

May 18, 20140 Comments

When the sun comes out to play, so do we

It’s OK to take a break from revision – especially if the sun comes out! But not too many breaks. Compromise? When the sun makes an appearance near you, grab your notepad and highlighters – and a red cup – and hit the nearest park :-)

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Balance revision with relaxation at the park.

Three most important questions to answer in any interview

May 10, 20140 Comments

Accenture or Amazon, part-time or permanent. Every interviewer wants you to answer these three questions:

  1. Have you got the skills, expertise and experience to perform the job?
  2. Are you enthusiastic and interested in the job and the company?
  3. Will you fit into the team, culture and company?

How to prepare for these interview questions

Have you got the skills, expertise and experience to perform the job?
Think about the key skills required for the job you have applied for,  then assess your own level of expertise and experience in that context. Identify the skills and expertise specific to the role and industry, then look at some of the more generic skills; being a good communicator, having good IT skills, being a team player, etc.

Are you enthusiastic and interested in the job and the company?
Any potential employer wants to know that you are interested in the company and excited about the prospect of working there. Demonstrate that you have researched the company, understand its strategy, current performance, structure, market position and products. Not only that – but let them know you want to be a part of all of it.

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CV advice from Google: I accomplished X, relative to Y, by doing Z

May 10, 20140 Comments

Google’s Resumé formula could help you land that dream job

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Google’s senior vice president of people operations Laszlo Bock:

“The key is to frame your strengths as: ‘I accomplished X, relative to Y, by doing Z.’

Most people would write a résumé like this: ‘Wrote editorials for The New York Times.’ Better would be to say: ‘Had 50 op-eds published compared to average of 6 by most op-ed [writers] as a result of providing deep insight into the following area for three years.’ Most people don’t put the right content on their resumés.”

Give it a go, and let us know if it helps you get that dream job.

Bashy Fire in the Booth BBC Radio 1

May 6, 20140 Comments

UK rapper Bashy schools us on career choices and personal development

I usually use my weekends to run through all the interesting bits I find online during the week – Bashy’s Fire in the Booth session made the list this week. It was worth the wait!

Points to takeaway

  1. On careers; listen from 1:49.
  2. Money management; listen from 5:42.
  3. Personal development – learn another language; listen from 12:44.

25 signs you’re getting old

May 6, 20140 Comments
This post originally appeared on StudentVine

Graduating this summer? You’re probably getting that sinking feeling that you are starting to mature into a grownup!Read on for the 25 telltale signs that you are, indeed, getting old.

 

1. When you leave the room you turn off the light. For economic reasons.
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2. A night in is preferable to a night out.

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3. Your Facebook feed is full of your friends. AS PROUD PARENTS.

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Be known for what you love

March 23, 20140 Comments

What do you want to be known for?

Be known for what you love - Klout

Monday motivation: I can. I will. End of story

March 17, 20140 Comments

Motivation - I can. I will.

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