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What’s it like to be a Television Presenter? • Career Envy

It’s a very strange and extremely competitive career path to pursue, even when you have your foot in the door ...

Targets, Commission & Bonuses • Life in Recruitment Interviews

However, if your only aim is to get rich quick, then you may run the risk of overlooking other attributes ...

Sheila Crowley: Literary Agent Interviews

What did you do before you became a literary agent? I worked in publishing. I started my career in Dublin ...

School Leaver Programme Experience: Mazars Interviews

Why did you choose to follow the school leaver programme route when you finished at school? The school leaver programme ...

My Vacation Scheme Experience: Nabarro (CMS) Interviews

At the time of applying to Nabarro’s vacation scheme I was studying my LPC outside of London (Nabarro is now ...

PwC Consulting: The Recruiter Interview Interviews

What do you look for in candidates who are applying for the PwC Consulting graduate scheme? We have a list ...

What’s it like to study the LPC? • Interviews

Could you give us an overview as to how the LPC works? The LPC is really important because you can’t ...

Investment Banking Analyst Salary Index Statistics

Whilst how much you are going to be paid shouldn’t be the sole factor in deciding which banks to apply ...

Dave Benson Phillips, Children’s Television Presenter Interviews

If you watched children’s television in the 90s, you will probably recognise the trademark smile of Dave Benson Phillips. Yep, ...

Football Manager Ruined My Degree Epic Fails

Widely-regarded as the most addictive computer game of all time, Football Manager (a.k.a. FM) has the ability to seriously affect people’s ...

Apprenticeships

What is an Apprenticeship?

You might already know that an apprenticeship is a paid period of training that allows you to learn a particular ...

Types of Apprenticeship

Don’t be fooled by The Apprentice, apprenticeships aren’t about getting pointed at by a cockney geezer in a business suit ...

Advantages of Apprenticeships

With all the hullabaloo surrounding the tuition fee increase, you might be thinking about gaining qualifications another way. Apprenticeships are ...

Apprenticeship Wages

All apprentices get paid. Get in! Or as Alan Partridge would say: “Cash-back!” The not-so-great news is that the minimum ...

Apprenticeship Training

Apprenticeships aren’t just about getting a job; it’s all about making sure you get the skills and training that you’ll ...

Business Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships aren’t just for plumbers, electricians and builders. Sir Alan called his show The Apprentice for a reason: there are ...

Paralegal Apprenticeships

Many people believe that in order to have a good law career you must choose the obvious university route and ...

Covering Letter

Investment Banking Cover Letter

You’ll read plenty online about how investment banking cover letters are never read, aren’t important and are used by recruiters ...

How to Write a Cover Letter: Banking, Finance & Accountancy

You might have heard that investment banks and other big financial services companies simply won’t have time to read your ...

Online Cover Letter

Recruitment has gone digital. Many job applications will now require you to fill out an online cover letter, so do ...

Training Contract Covering Letter

Finding a training contract is hard enough without a bad covering letter letting you down. You might think your CV ...

How to Sell Yourself

When employers read your cover letter they need to be certain that your skills and experiences are relevant to your ...

Speculative Cover Letter

A cover letter is a bit like your personal statement on a UCAS application, but for a job. A speculative ...

How to Write a Cover Letter – Include these tips in Each Paragraph

Ok, so you have three or four paragraphs to sell yourself to your future employer. How do you start writing ...

What To Include in a Covering Letter

Although many job applications are now done online in fancy, new-fangled digital application forms, many companies still favour the traditional ...

Work Experience 

Work Experience Ideas: Banking, Finance & Accountancy

Luckily, this is a sector where you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to work experience and internship opportunities. From ...

Why is Work Experience Important?

You might think that the only point of doing work experience is for CV fodder. You probably think you’ll just ...

Engineering Work Experience Letter

Engineering companies get bucket loads of requests for work experience, so how can you make your work experience letter stand ...

Work Experience Ideas

Finding work experience can be a tricky business. Short of typing “find me work experience” into Google, where can you ...

Work Experience: Know Your Rights

We’re young, we need to bulk out our CVs and ultimately we want to get a job, which means one ...

Architecture Work Experience

Whether you’re dreaming of becoming the next Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas or Norman Foster, you don’t need us to tell ...

Engineering Work Experience

Unfortunately, engineering companies aren’t exactly leading the pack when it comes to offering work experience opportunities, but there a number ...

How to Get Work Experience – Where should I start looking for work experience?

A good start is deciding what kind of work experience you actually want to get! Come up with a list ...

How to Apply for Work Experience

Applying for work experience can be a daunting prospect. Often, you’ll have to apply to a huge number of companies ...

Paid Work Experience

Paid work experience isn’t an urban legend. Father Christmas wasn’t invented by Coca Cola, ‘daddy long legs’ aren’t incredibly poisonous and ...

University

Oxbridge Interview Questions

There’s no magic formula for answering Oxbridge interview questions, neither is there the perfect answer. You can’t predict what questions ...

University Interview Questions

The university interview rumour mill regularly trundles out stories of tutors asking hapless students to hurl bricks through windows, sit ...

How to Prepare for a University Interview

Stop quaking in your boots, university interviews aren’t that scary. The most important thing is to be prepared ‘Boy Scout’ ...

University Interview Dress Code

The prospect of a university interview has left many a student fretting about what to wear. The problem is that ...

Dropping Out of University

First things first, dropping out of university is by no means something to be ashamed of or embarrassed about. People ...

LNAT: Fact & Fiction

AllAboutCareers quizzes the team behind the LNAT to sort the fact from the fiction…Manchester University has joined the LNAT…FACT: From September ...

Oxford Interview: FAQs

So you’ve received an invitation to come to Oxford for interview and after the initial excitement subsides, like many candidates ...

University Interviews Do’s & Don’ts

Not every university course requires candidates to go for an interview… but yours does! Woohoo, how very exciting! No? Okay, ...

What’s the point of the LNAT?

Dr. Liora Lazarus, Chair of the LNAT, explains why she thinks the National Admissions Test for Law is an opportunity ...

Is Chivalry Dead? Student Life

Have students nowadays lost all semblances of chivalry? Should we be weeping at the grave of Mr Darcy or is ...

UCAS

UCAS Personal Statement – Some simple steps for success

Compiling a ‘winning’ UCAS personal statement is one of the most time consuming aspects of completing your UCAS application. Your ...

What is an MEng?

Nope, an MEng (or Master of Engineering to give it its full title) isn’t a character from a dodgy sci-fi ...

UCAS Tariff Calculator

Most university courses require you to have a certain number of UCAS points. But how can you work out what ...

What is UCAS?

First of all, let’s unpick what UCAS does. UCAS stands for Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. It’s the centralised service ...

UCAS Clearing

In 2014, 55,000 students found a university place through clearing. The clearing service opens during July and August. If you’ve missed ...

UCAS Postgraduate

Your undergraduate degree was bags of fun. From the late nights and later mornings in first year, to actually enjoying ...

UCAS Courses and universities & colleges can I apply

We don’t mean to brag, but we’ve got the entire UCAS database right here on this website. In fact, you ...

UCAS Application Form

To apply to university or college you’ll have to use UCAS’s application form. It’s all done online and you use ...

UCAS Adjustment

You’ve all definitely heard of UCAS clearing; the tool that A Level students dread when it comes to results day ...

Student Finance

how much do you get for student hardship fund

Ask any student around the country what their biggest concerns are and it’s likely that, alongside ‘graduate employment’ and ‘how ...

Student Finance Placement Year • Calculator

Placement years are becoming increasingly popular for students studying a variety of subjects because they’re mega useful for getting real ...

How to Apply for a Student Loan

So you have plans to fly the nest and speed away to university to study the subject of your dreams ...

Student Account Benefits

Most banks accept anyone with a UCAS offer letter. So you should definitely open a student bank account before you ...

Student Loans • What is a student loan?

Is it free money? Erm…no, it’s money you’re going to have to eventually pay back. It’s a government loan for ...

Student Money Saving Tips

University life can quickly drain your student bank account. With tuition fees on the rise, you’ll be looking to save ...

Student Loan Repayment

The number of undergraduate days are dwindling and you may have even already graduated and started life in the ‘real ...

Self Employment

How to come up with a business idea

All businesses start with an idea. AllAboutLaw and AllAboutCareers started because two law graduates were frustrated with the dearth of ...

What is corporation tax & who has to pay it?

If you set up your own business, then you’ll probably have to deal with corporation tax. Usually, your accountant will ...

How do you get freelance work?

You may think that freelance work involves spending your time schlubbing around in a pair of novelty slippers, lazily working ...

How to Build a Website

You’ve had an epiphany. Your ‘big idea’ has been the result of many years of study, or perhaps it came ...

What is a Business Plan?

To put it simply, a business plan is a written document which outlines the plan for a business. Writing a ...

Pros & Cons of Being a Freelancer

So you’ve just graduated (wearing gowns and that silly hat they call a mortarboard was fun, wasn’t it?) and you’ve ...

What should I be looking for in a business bank account?

Getting a business bank account is a vital part of setting up your business. All incorporated businesses must have separate ...

What is an umbrella company?

Essentially, an umbrella company provides an alternative legal structure for independent contractors to receive payments from their clients. Instead of ...

How to Register a Company

If you want to start a limited company (i.e. defined by the HMRC as “a legal entity distinct from its ...

How to Set up a Limited Company

A limited company is one of the most popular business structures in the UK. The most attractive thing about limited ...

Postgraduate-Study

What is a Postgraduate Degree?

In medieval universities, a master’s degree or doctorate often took 12 years to complete. Blimey! Thankfully though, nowadays you can ...

Postgraduate Study: Important Things to Consider

Right, so you’ve nearly done your undergraduate degree! You’ve almost ticked that box, but now you want more! Good work ...

Professional Qualifications – What are professional qualifications?

Professional qualifications are vocational qualifications, often involving an element of practical training. Usually, they are linked with a specific industry ...

What’s The Difference Between Undergraduate & Postgraduate Study?

The undergraduate days are regrettably coming to an end and next up in the wonderful journey of life is postgraduate ...

What is an MBA?

MBA stands for Master of Business Administration. It’s a top level, internationally-recognised business qualification, designed to train up the next ...

Part-time Study

Part-time study becomes ever more popular as people try to juggle earning with learning. Whether you’re picking up a professional ...

Master’s Degree

The humble master’s degree has experienced a surge in popularity over the last decade. Every year a significant proportion of ...

Is the LLM worth it?

Some might dread the thought of spending yet another year at a university, doing even more reading, writing even longer ...

Conversion Courses

Conversion courses would be more aptly named “crash courses”. They are intensive courses designed to get you up to speed ...

Research Degrees

There comes a time in your university education when everything becomes a lot more research-focused. If you’re keen on pursuing ...

Looking for a Job

How to craft a stand-out NHS covering letter & CV How I Made It

Making yourself leap off the page can be difficult, especially when applying for an NHS role. Our friends at GoToJobBoard ...

Top 30 Graduate Employers

When it comes to getting a graduate job, there’s a variety of firms who lead the way. These firms are ...

What to Ask at an Interview

Picture the scene. You’re at a job interview, and, thus far, you’re nailing it. You’ve done your research, shown up ...

Interview Body Language

It’s not just what you say in an interview that counts; how you present yourself is also very important. You ...

Technical Interview • How can I prepare for a technical interview?

The prospect of a technical interview can leave the best of us trembling with nerves. The internet doesn’t help: type ...

Interview Questions

If you’ve landed a job interview, it certainly doesn’t hurt to be prepared for the kind of questions they might ...

Interview Techniques

Nailing a job interview can be a tricky art to master, but it’s not impossible. Really, all you need is ...

Interview Mistakes

I often get asked what to do in interviews, but I think a good place to start is to look ...

Interview Presentation

An interview presentation is a chance to show a company what you can do. Usually, the interview presentation will focus ...

Interview Nerves

Interviews are enough to turn anyone into a quivering wreck. Unfortunately though, appearing nervous won't work to your advantage. In ...

Internships

Internships: Know Your Rights

We’re young, we need to bulk out our CVs and ultimately we want to get a job, which means one ...

Internships Abroad

Think of going abroad and you might think of lazy days by the beach, backpacking through South America, Full Moon ...

Management Consulting Internships

Management consulting internships give graduates and students a fantastic insight into consulting. What’s more, they can be extremely useful for ...

How to Find an Internship

Internship! The summer buzzword for any university student who wishes to further their career prospects and enhance their CV. Yes ...

Summer Internships

Ah, summer… it’s all about toasty sun-drenched holidays spent acquiring dubious tan lines, milling lazily about in your hometown and ...

Graduate Internships

So you’ve got that degree in the bag, waved goodbye to student life and are ready to finally earn some ...

Unpaid Internships

Unpaid internships are everywhere. Whether it’s for two weeks or for a staggering nine months, many students accept the fact ...

Benefits of an Internship

Your university holidays have come around and all your friends are chatting about how tanned they’re going to get when ...

Applying for an Internship

Applying for an internship can seem like a bewildering process. Aside from turning up at the office on your knees ...

Paid Internships

For many people, paid internships might seem as rare as Lady Gaga in trackie bottoms. Everyone is doing unpaid internships, ...

Career Path

Why get into dancing & gymnastics?

Whether you think about Ann Widdecombe getting dragged along the floor in Strictly Come Dancing or Beth Tweddle sprinting up to the ...

Installation, Maintenance & Commissioning

Buying a product or piece of machinery is all well and good, but who’s going to fit it and make ...

What is legislative work?

Legislative work is all about the process of transforming government policy into law. As you can expect, this is no ...

Why work in a hotel? – Hotel / Accommodation

You might have temporarily worked in a youth hostel whilst you were travelling, to get some free accommodation, but you ...

Why get into sporting competition & events management?

How do 80,000 fans get into a stadium, grab a drink and a sandwich, pop to the toilet, find their ...

How is petroleum linked to the UK transport industry?

Pretty much anything with a motor is dependent on petrol. Often referred to as the ‘downstream’ sector, the UK petroleum ...

Career opportunities for an HR generalist…

If you pursue a career as a human resources generalist, your responsibilities are going to be pretty varied. The key ...

Why is conference & events management so important?

Events and conferences can change the world. Sporting and cultural events, such as the Olympics or the Oscars, can unite ...

Why is marine engineering important?

It’s all about designing, building and manufacturing literally any type of vessel that travels in or on water – from ...

Why get into warehouse management?

Getting things from A to B is the name of the game in transport and logistics. Warehouse, storage and inventory ...