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I’ve got the job – now what?
12 Aug Future

Welcome to the real world! You’ve nailed the interview, got the job, signed the contract and bought a whole new professional wardrobe. Now what? You might be an immediate start or you might have one last lazy student summer before starting your grad job. Either way, pre-first day nerves are perfectly normal for someone 30 […]

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Final year is over… What next?
04 Jun Academic

Final year – those dreaded words. Exams, presentations, a dissertation – STRESS! Final year can be a very stressful period, you are coming to the end of the course you have been on for the past 3 or 4 years, saying goodbye to friends you have made along the way, and trying to figure out […]

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Is your degree worth it?
30 May Academic

University tuition fees in England should be cut to £7,500 per year, a government commissioned review has recommended. The review also says student loan repayments should last for 40 years rather than the current limit of 30 years. Tuition fees in England were trebled in 2012, and according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies, students […]

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Should I stay or should I go?
08 May Case Study

As graduation approaches and distant relatives incessantly ask us “well, what’s the plan then?” It’s easy to feel confused by the myriad of options on the path of our newly bought graduation shoes. While career direction, company size, grad scheme or not are all relevant questions to ask, I started with this one; should I […]

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Radar Reviews – Financial Services
16 Apr Career Advice

RADAR REVIEWS Northern Ireland’s Financial Services sector! Radar Reviews is a series of content pieces in which we produce a case study which provides an overview of various different industries, sectors and companies in Northern Ireland. The primary purpose of Radar Reviews is to give emerging talent more of an insight into areas which interest […]

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Millennials are killing industries – or are they?
03 Apr Future

Millennials get a tough time in the press. When we aren’t being called snowflake cry babies by Piers Morgan, we are busy trying to get the perfect selfie or eating an avocado. Or so the media would have you believe! A piece of research from the US lists various industries millennials are killing, including: • […]

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Biggest career challenges faced by NI graduates in 2019
12 Mar Academic

Student Debt. Brexit. Stormont. Brain Drain. Trump’s Wall. Backstop … will the negativity ever STOP! Many of you are entering the final stage of an education journey that has lasted for at least 17 continuous years! As you focus on your final exams, your mind is frequently interrupted with thoughts on the big choices ahead […]

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Forget about the price tag?
04 Mar Career Advice

That Jessie J., she’s a laugh. Most of us can’t forget about the price tag. But when it comes to work, do you know what yours really is? Sure, everyone would like to be earning more, but the company you work for has a budget. That pays for everything – the building, bills, stock and materials, […]

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Spend a Year Abroad? Absolutely!
22 Feb Academic

You’ve finished school, you’ve made it to University, you have had your fun at freshers… now it’s time to think about enhancing your CV. University alone isn’t enough anymore to attract employers. What if I told you there is a way to enhance your skills, make new friends and make memories that will last forever. […]

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