It’s just not working out.
21 Feb Career Advice

‘No, it’s not you, it’s me. Can we still be friends? Right now, I just feel I need to see… another job.’ As a billion cheesy songs will tell you, breaking up is hard to do. But sometimes it really is for the best, for both of you. Yeah, it’s a big step. After all, […]

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Are you a squirrel or a Jaffa Cake? Dealing with wacky interview questions
20 Feb Career Advice

Be warned: some interviewers love to throw in an oddball question. ‘If you were an animal or a biscuit, what would you be?’ That kind of malarkey. There is actually a logic behind it – and it’s not just to unsettle you. It’s to see if you can think on your feet. And though there […]

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Setting Reasonable Career Goals
18 Feb Career Advice

When you first leave Uni and the future is looking bright, you’d be forgiven for thinking that it’s entirely possible to reach the level of CEO at 25 and be running the company from a glittering penthouse office. I’m about to burst your bubble. This is definitely not the case. It’s time to be realistic […]

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Swimming in the Shark Tank
17 Feb Career Advice

Leaving University behind and entering the minefield that is the office can be, well, a minefield for recent graduates. Get ready to discover new levels of politics and all sorts of different situations that you’ll have to overcome. Knowing how to approach a difficult co-worker or a sneaky colleague or even a troublesome boss can […]

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Don’t be a pain. But write a pain letter.
16 Feb Career Advice

Ever hear that old expression, ‘The harder I work, the luckier I get’? Well, now you have. And it’s a good one to remember – especially if you’re trying to get your first job. You probably have a list somewhere of your ideal companies to work for. But they just don’t advertise vacancies that you’d […]

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So, You’ve Been Offered a Job. What Next? A Guide to Managing Offers
15 Feb Career Advice

For a new graduate fresh from Uni, getting your first professional job offer is always an exciting and nerve-wracking time. Do you accept the first role that appears or is it better to wait and see if others materialise? There are so many questions at this time of your burgeoning new career. How do you […]

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It’s not rocket science (even when it is)
14 Feb Career Advice

Nailing an interview isn’t impossible. Seriously. Now, that doesn’t mean you’ll definitely get the job. Someone else may do as well – even better. But you should definitely be able to come away thinking you’ve done everything you needed to do to be in with a shout. Because you got the basics right. You were […]

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