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Giant Birdsnest for humans the ultimate study spot

November 12, 20140 Comments

Dear Accommodation Services,

Every student needs one of these within easy distance of their living quarters.

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Image credit: Colossal

Hump day motivation: Do great little things

November 12, 20140 Comments

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Blog Awards: vote for us! #UKBA15

November 10, 20140 Comments
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So I decided to enter The Lecture Room into the UK Blog Awards! Goes without saying, I WANT TO WIN. But that’s not my only motivation.

The “theme” for the 2015 awards is ‘Be Bold’ (#BeBold). A theme that is more than suited to what we’re about. Study, work or play, if you want to stand out and do your best you have to be bold.

So I’m leading by example; win or lose this blog is now on a platform for even more people to see – and hopefully grow to love :-)

We’ve been entered in two categories:

  1. Education
  2. Lifestyle

Thanks in advance for your votes! And good luck to my fellow bloggers entering this year!

Why Cleaning Up Your Facebook Profile is Important

November 8, 20140 Comments

When it comes to looking for a job, there are certain things you wouldn’t bother doing because it doesn’t matter to you. However, to others, such things play a crucial role in determining who you are. For instance, do you know that cleaning up your Facebook profile increases your chances of getting hired? Well, it does, but unfortunately not many people take this into consideration.

 

You never know who is searching your information online.  It could be your next employer! So, be proactive about what they will find on your profile. So why will potential employers want to look for your information on Facebook even though you have already provided them with all the documents that identify you? Well, they want to figure out or rather prove if the information you presented is correct. And because of the increased popularity of search engines, they will find your information on the internet easily.

With that said, how can you achieve this? You need to add a presentable cover photo, hide or delete information that you don’t want to be seen, and highlight some of your best posts. Don’t take chances ensure that the information on Facebook shows who you are.

 

There’s a science to job searching

October 28, 20140 Comments

The Science of Successful Job Hunting is a complete guide for navigating today’s jobs market

Buy The Science of Successful Job Hunting on Amazon.co.uk

Looking for a job is tough! Graduate jobs, student jobs, already in the market – you’re going to have to fight for what you want. And I think I’ve found something to give you a bit of an advantage.

The Science of Successful Job Hunting is the latest book from Mildred Talabi, award-winning Continue Reading »

How recruiters look at your CV

October 23, 20140 Comments

You’ve got 6 seconds to impress an employer with your CV

The internet has made people less patient (FACT). Which sucks if you’re applying for a job 200 others have also applied for.

You’ve only got 6 seconds to impress once your CV lands on a recruiter’s desk. Here’s how you do it:

Arianna Huffington: How to succeed? Get more sleep

September 25, 20140 Comments

More sleep the key to success

You read right. So back to bed after you’ve watched this :-)

Procrastinators: Don’t waste today

September 5, 20140 Comments

Find out what type of procrastinator you are and how to stop it!

Don’t be fooled into thinking it’s OK to waste away certain days of the week – Wednesdays and Fridays are the usual victims.

EVERY day of the week is an opportunity do to something worthwhile. Follow these steps from lifehack.org to avoid the slippery slope of procrastination.

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Posted on: lifehack.org

Crash and learn

August 31, 20140 Comments

An important life lesson in less than 3 minutes

In this short video, Aleksander Aurdal, a Norwegian freestyle skier demonstrates that in order to succeed we sometimes need to fail.

Internships in London: a handy guide

August 28, 20140 Comments

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We LOVE Inspiring Interns for creating this handy guide to internships in London. The nation’s capital can be a scary place sometimes – especially when looking for a job, so thank you Inspiring Interns.

The guide offers up a list of resources available to help you with your search. Some are free, some you have to pay for. Inspiring Interns have covered off the most popular job sectors, including Marketing, Digital and Fashion. There’s even a section on the advantages of learning a second language – sure the team at thirdyearabroad.com will be happy about that :-)Inspiring Interns logo

View the guide here: Guide to internships in London

 

Happy internship hunting!

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