Posted by on November 20, 2012 at 4:31 pm

Sometimes when you’re writing an application form for a job or a course you can be so worried about missing parts of the person specification, or key skills that they look for, or nailing the job description that you fail to remember the really obvious things. By way of example, here at the careers centre

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Posted by on November 16, 2012 at 10:51 am

There are some great reasons to keep on studying.  There are also some not so great ones. Let’s smash some myths and tell some truths. Here are some of the reasons students give us when they come to talk to us about post graduate study. 1.    ‘Getting a masters will automatically make me more employable

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Posted by on November 15, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Okay, so you have heard it a million times and Careers Advisers (!) are very keen on it, and with good reason, as unearthing the hidden job market is essential to any effective job search. The hidden job market is another way of saying ‘Don’t rely solely on advertised vacancies’. Advertising vacancies is an expensive

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Posted by on at 10:36 am

I was recently asked how long employers spend looking at each CV. Easy, I thought, I’ve seen internet based research that has been quoted all over the place …so the answer is eight seconds. It is always important to avoid taking internet based advice and information too literally; this is doubly important if that advice

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Posted by on November 8, 2012 at 3:20 pm

You’re in good company if you came to the Graduate Jobs Fair here at The University of Huddersfield – the four hour event was well attended by both students and employers. But if you are a student or graduate job seeker, what next after you’ve walked round the Fair, chatted to companies and handed out

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Posted by on November 1, 2012 at 4:08 pm

If you’re planning to attend our Graduate Jobs Fair on  29th October 2013 (and really, if you’re interested enough to be reading this blog post, you should be !) it’s worth thinking about a few potential pit falls that can be easily avoided.   Here is our list of Huddersfield Horrors that you need to shun

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