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Looking for a Job

Looking for a Job

If you’re looking for a job, then you’re in the right place. In this section, you’ll find careers advice articles on everything you could possibly want to know about finding a job, from choosing a career to contacting an employer.

Using Recruitment Agencies

If you want a recruitment agency to help you secure a graduate job, then there are some important things you need to know… The approach… There are generalist recruitment agenci...

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Job Search Tips

Job hunting? It’s best to go armed with our 11 job search tips… 1. Treat job hunting like a job. You really should regard your job search as a nine-to-five affair. Write down a sc...

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Disability & Recruitment

As a graduate, entering the world of work can be a daunting prospect, but what if you’ve also got a disability? A disability can be anything from dyslexia/dyspraxia, through to sensory i...

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Contacting Potential Employers: Etiquette

So you’re planning on entering the big bad world of work. Your studies are complete, you’ve selected a career to pursue and the time has come to approach employers. With a list of co...

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Choosing a Career

Let us be your careers guru… Crack open the incense: it’s time for some self-reflection (or just leave out the incense bit). When choosing a career, you need to identify your skil...

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Stand Out from the Crowd

Short of sending in CVs etched in gold leaf, what can you do to make your job application stand out from the crowd? Here are our top eight standout tips: 1. If you’re aiming for a c...

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Careers Fairs

We’re going to quash this once and for all: careers fairs aren’t just a chance to bag an armful of freebies. We’ve heard stories of students stripping stalls bare and taking pr...

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How to Make the Most out of a Careers Fair

Many students simply view careers fairs as a chance to pick up a couple of leaflets and have a bit of a wander around, whilst others plan on making a beeline for the freebies, empty rucksack at ...

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How to Prepare for a Careers Fair

To quote the Boy Scouts: “Be prepared [for careers fairs].” Candidates who do their prep really do stand out at careers fairs. Here are our top ten tips on preparing for a careers fa...

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I Don’t Know What Career I Want!

Don’t worry! In the words of Michael Jackson, “you are not alone.” In fact, many people don’t figure out what they want to do until well into their twenties, or sometimes e...

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How to Be Proactive

Looking for a job can quickly become an energy-sapping, soul-crushing and frustrating experience if it doesn’t lead to any results. One of the main reasons people can become so despondent ...

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Dealing with Rejection

Ok, so you’ve been hit with a string of job rejections, but now’s not the time to blast out ‘Creep’ by Radiohead, bellowing out the words “I wish I was special&rdqu...

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Using Social Media

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you can’t ignore the unstoppable rise of social media. Most of us use Facebook and Twitter to keep in touch with friends and let the world kno...

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How to Network

So what exactly is networking? Networking is when you take a conscious decision to make the most of every new contact you make. Networking doesn’t just happen; it’s something that ...

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How to Market Yourself

To be successful in the job market you have to understand what you are selling in order to be able to market yourself successfully. It’s important that you understand what makes you unique...

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Working Abroad: Recognition of Professional Qualifications

If you want to work overseas and you plan to utilise the professional qualifications that you’ve already gained in the UK, you might need to contact UK NCP. This incredibly valuable servic...

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Using Job Boards

The 21st century version of circling job adverts in newspapers, job boards can be an excellent job hunting tool. They are everywhere, from huge national job boards to niche job boards run by ind...

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Temp Work

Temp work can be a godsend for students who are short on cash and graduates who are looking to gain work experience. You might be looking for temp work whilst studying at university; you might b...

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Changing Career

With youth unemployment and competition for graduate jobs at an all-time high, it might seem like a bad time to start considering a career change. You’ve got a job, you’ve found a ca...

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How Much Should a Graduate Earn?

In light of the news that graduates believe they’re taking home less money than they think they should be, AllAboutCareers.com have decided to make a handy list that tells you what you can e...

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How Do Recruitment Agencies Work?

You’re on the hunt for a job (be it part-time, full-time or perhaps even a paid internship), but you’re finding it pretty tough to find a role that’s right for you. You’ve ...

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Careers Events

Looking for a job, eh? Or perhaps you’re wanting to get a bit of advice from people who have been there and done that in your desired industry. Well, we advise you to get your backside along...

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