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5th October 2018

How to… study effectively

While September may be all about settling into the new term – or maybe even a new school or university – now is the time to start focusing on your study technique. Putting in a little effort now will make life easier come exam time. HINTS AND TIPS Take good lecture notes It may sound...

1st October 2018

How to… avoid interview mistakes

In her latest blog post for nijobfinder Generation Women founder, Sinead Sharkey shares her advice on things to avoid doing at an interview. Talk badly of a previous employer It is never acceptable to bad mouth a company or manager you’ve worked for previously. It doesn’t matter how awful they were. You need to find...

24th September 2018

How to… create an eye-catching cover letter

The main aim of a cover letter is to encourage recruiters to read your CV. While a CV sets out the skills and experience you have for the job, the covering letter more explicitly demonstrates your understanding of the employing organisation and the nature of the job being advertised. A covering letter gives you the...

19th September 2018

12 things you should never say or do at interview and what to do instead

Having worked in HR and management roles in the corporate world, I’ve been on the opposite side of the interview table on many occasions. Now I coach women to get them ready for the important event. It’s amazing how the most talented people can struggle with selling themselves at interview. In fact, many of the...

31st August 2018

How to… budget your student finances

Leaving school and going to university often means leaving home and living on your own for the first time. This is will no doubt mean you are now having to manage your own finances and living expenses, while it may be tempting to blow the student loan in the first term here are some hints...

3rd August 2018

How to… explore graduate work opportunities

If you’ve recently graduated and aren’t having much luck securing employment then don’t panic. There are plenty of career opportunities out there for students willing to display some initiative and imagination. Join a small business Thanks to the massive campus marketing efforts of the major graduate recruiters, it’s easy to forget smaller employers. They may...

27th July 2018

How to… write an alluring cover letter

The main aim of a covering letter is to encourage recruiters to read your CV. While a CV sets out the skills and experience you have for the job, the covering letter more explicitly demonstrates your understanding of the employing organisation and the nature of the job being advertised. What to include: Introduction Explain why...

2nd May 2018

How To… Complete a Job Application Form

APPLICATION forms are generally very specific to each job and company and are designed for you to show that you have all the requirements for the job for which you are applying. The application form is your one chance to try and secure an interview so take care when completing it. HINTS AND TIPS Read...

29th March 2018

6 ways to crack your interview technique

How’s your interview technique? You’ve spent hours on perfecting your CV, personalising each cover letter and you’ve just received an invite to an interview. There is no worse feeling than being unprepared for an interview. The process can be gruelling, but it means you’re one step closer to your dream job. This week on the...

27th March 2018

5 steps to better leadership

How do you know you’re ready to take a step into leadership? Perhaps you think the time is right because it’s the expected next step, or it’s how you earn more money, or you’re ambitious. Are these good reasons? When I first went for a leadership position my reason was probably a combination of all...

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