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Graduate Success

You've got the degree and you're ready to start your career. Now you find out that most jobs want you to have experience, but how can you get experience if nobody will hire you? Lots of ways!

Check out our guide to gaining real experience of the workplace and putting yourself ahead of the pack when it comes to applying for that all-important dream job...

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Top 5 starting salaries for graduate jobs

Money, money, money. Which graduate careers pay the best? Oh and if you think you know, one of these is a real shocker!

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Unusual ways to get a graduate job

5 unusual ways to land a graduate job

Sometimes you have to go the extra mile to get that graduate job - and we're not talking relocation. Find out some of the crazy ways people have got jobs...

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Knowing your online fingerprint

By being aware of your online fingerprint and making sure you’re in control of your social media postings, you can avoid some costly pitfalls that could lead to you not getting – or even losing – your job.

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Build contacts at graduate events

They say it’s not what you know, it’s who you know – having contacts can put you leagues ahead of the competition when looking for work. And that’s where graduate events come in handy…

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Graduate job search tips

It can be a daunting prospect as a graduate when you first embark upon your job search. Where to start? Never fear! We take the hard work out of job hunting.

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Graduate schemes

A guide to graduate training schemes

If you're a recent graduate looking for work, then a training scheme is an ideal opportunity to learn and still earn. We explain everything you need to know.

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Internship

Internship pros and cons

An internship can really help to put you ahead of the pack when it comes to getting that dream job. However, you have to be careful. Know your rights as an intern and you can gain a lot.

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Job search safety

Job search safety

You don’t have to be an avid fan of Watchdog to know that there are all sorts of scams that catch people out. And you don’t have to be an idiot to get caught. Take a quick look at our tips for saving you time and money.

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Personality tests

Knowing your strengths and personality type

We bring you some of the best tools that can tell you what kind of personality profile you have and highlight your key strengths and behavioural patterns, suggesting which career you’re best suited to.

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Starting salary expectations

Cha ching! FINALLY! You’ve graduated… Now it’s time to make some cash. However, do you know what salary to expect in your chosen career? Be prepared and don’t under – or over – sell yourself.

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Volunteering: build new skills

So you’ve graduated but your CV is looking a little empty. Now is your chance to look at options like volunteering and hopefully gain soft skills and life experience along the way.

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How part time and temp jobs can benefit you

If you, like many young people in the UK, have been struggling to find a graduate job and have become disheartened then it may be time to expand your search into part-time and temp jobs…

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Languages

Languages: how they open up job opportunities

Bonjour, guten tag, hola, hoi! Don’t understand what on earth we’re going on about? Then it may be time to learn a new language and add valuable skills to your CV as a result.

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Time for work experience!

First day at work

Battle the nerves and impress the boss with our handy tips

You're bound to get a good reference afterwards!

Starting work: A survival guide

How to have a good first day at work 

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