Monday, December 22, 2014

12 tips of Christmas

Christmas is
a wonderful time of year. It’s the time of year you spend with loved ones and
eat far too much food. It is also the best time to start looking for a graduate
scheme or internship. 

Make the
most of your leisure time by researching into the best ways to find that all
important graduate job. Write the perfect CV and learn how to handle graduate
recruiters professionally. 

Here are our
top 12 tips Christmas tips to help you!

  1. Creating the perfect CV for your
    chosen career can be tricky. This is why we designed ‘The
    6-step guide to perfecting your graduate CV’
    . A good CV is essential to get
    the graduate job you want, so check out our 6 steps to help your produce a
    well-crafted CV.

  2. Have a read of our quick tips to help
    you prepare for graduate applications, interviews and assessments. Use our
    article ‘Application
    planner: quick tips for graduate job-hunters’
    as a handy check list to make
    sure you're on the right track to get a graduate job.
  3. Diving straight into work with an
    employer suits some graduates, but for others it's the last thing on their
    mind. Whether you want to be self-employed, take a break, travel or do further
    study, there is an alternative to getting a job. Read our article ‘After
    graduate: alternatives to getting a job’

  4. Innovation, imagination and
    intuition… creativity takes all three. A successful graduate career involves
    making both big breakthroughs and inspired evolutions. Have a read of our
    article ‘Creativity:
    graduate recruiters like fresh thinking’.

  5. Interviews for graduate jobs come in
    a variety of formats: competence interviews, telephone interviews, panel interviews, technical interviews
    and now, strengths
    . If
    you’re going face-to-face (or on the phone) with graduate recruiters then
    knowing what to expect and how to prepare will give you a head start and keep
    your interview nerves at bay. Find tips for dealing with tricky interview questions
    and techniques to help you come across with confidence.

  6. Almost every graduate job-hunter
    encounters a job application form at some point, particularly if they are
    applying for graduate schemes and programmes. Take a look at our step-by-step
    guide ‘The
    graduate’s guide to job application forms’

  7. Many graduates choose to take a gap
    year. If you want to pay for your gap year travel by working while abroad there
    are plenty of opportunities available to you.
    Read ‘Gap
    year jobs to apply for before you travel’
    for our top tips on when and
    where to apply.
  8. Are you juggling more than one job
    offer? It’s a nice problem to have, but how do you manage the situation? Have a
    read of our article ‘Juggling
    more than one job offer’
    to find out how to make your decision and deal
    with graduate recruiters in a professional manner. 
  9. Social networks are great tools for
    keeping in touch with your friends and family, but graduate recruiters can use
    them too. With this in mind, look at how you can maintain and manage your
    online reputation in our article ‘Social
    networking and graduate recruitment: manage your online reputation’
  10. Dress
    for success at your graduate job interviews.
    This is crucial. You want
    graduate recruiters to remember you, not your clothes. Find out what to wear in
    our article to boost your confidence and create a lasting professional impression
    at your interview.  
  11. Rejection is just a fact of life, but
    don’t let this hinder your chances of finding a graduate job. Read our article ‘Coping
    with rejection’
    for our confidence boosting tips when it comes to interviews. 
  12. Working abroad can have a great
    impact on your graduate career. Offering not only work experience but in-depth
    knowledge of different cultures and work ethics. Take this opportunity to have
    a read of our ‘Working
    to see if this is right for you.

For more advice on how
to get a graduate job, internship or placement visit

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