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An Insider’s Guide to City Vacation Schemes

An Insider’s Guide to City Vacation Schemes

Sussing out the law firm you want to work for is a tricky old business! It can be difficult to really pinpoint the best way to do it. Of course, one the best ways is to get yourself onto a vacation scheme with a firm. But what will you get out of your one or two weeks in the office? Andrew Pollock is now a trainee with top City firm King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin after finding the perfect fit through a vacation scheme! Here’s what he got up to…

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A Vacation Scheme with International Law Firm Taylor Wessing

A Vacation Scheme with International Law Firm Taylor Wessing

Clara Garfield completed a vacation scheme at international firm, Taylor Wessing in 2011. Throughout the scheme, Clara felt well supported by the firm and commends the ethos of the firm and their hiring policy – Taylor Wessing look for people who are a good fit for the firm’s culture, not just those with top grades.

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A letter to AAC readers, from James Caan and Levi Roots

A letter to AAC readers, from James Caan and Levi Roots

This month, we have a special message exclusively for AllAboutCareers users, courtesy of James Caan CBE (yeah, from Dragons' Den) and Levi Roots (as in, Reggae Reggae Sauce). Thanks to the Prince's Trust, they've given some insight into how to set out in the business world on your own, or in other words - how to become an entrepreneur. 

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What it's really like to work in the tech industry and how to nail it

What it's really like to work in the tech industry and how to nail it

Starting a career can seem daunting, even if you’ve spent three years at university preparing. So we caught up with two successful graduates of the Exponential-e Sales Academy, Liam and Eric, to shed some light on some on what the world of work is like – and more specifically, sales in the technological industry. 

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Alan Clark: What it’s like to work as a Scotch whisky Graduate Ambassador

Alan Clark: What it’s like to work as a Scotch whisky Graduate Ambassador

The prospect of life after university can be daunting. Once the student bubble has burst it’s time to decide what you’re going to do next. Do you jump straight into the world of work or take a break to travel? What if we told you that you could do both? AllAboutCareers spoke to Alan Clark about his experience travelling across India as a Graduate Brand Ambassador for Scotch whisky and premium gin producer Chivas Brothers.

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Talking Tech: James Broad, Web Developer

Talking Tech: James Broad, Web Developer

Last week London was named the second most tech-friendly city in the world. We thought we'd take that opportunity to talk tech with someone that knows about it, so we sat down with James Broad, a web developer who has worked with BBC, Yahoo and Moo.com, for his advice on how to make it in the ever-growing technology industry.

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Are hobbies the way to a job?

Are hobbies the way to a job?

We sat down with Matt Eastlake, Managing Director of World Challenge, to ask him how he thought a student's experiences outside of academia might be a route into their dream job, because in today's saturated job market, how do you stand out from the crowd? Here's what he had to say...

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