Posted by on February 7, 2017 at 10:46 am

So you’ve passed your online tests, and perhaps you’ve had an over the phone interview. The next step…an assessment centre. Turn up with a positive mind-set and be ready to get involved, preparation is key and will be the confidence boost you need before the day. Revise your employer Be ahead of the game, and

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Posted by on June 16, 2016 at 11:01 am

So… Summer is finally here and I have finished my first week of my internship at ADC Property Solutions Ltd. My morning starts the same every day, with the sweet smell of coffee from the local coffee shop, gearing myself to catch the 229 Leeds bus at 8:20am to work.   The bus journey to

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Posted by on April 9, 2015 at 2:10 pm

Another Perspective I also work full time as a Careers Advisor for a company called Aspire-I in Bradford, delivering the careers advice and guidance under the National Careers Service. We take on placement students doing various courses from careers guidance to apprentices doing business admin, and I see and support a wide range of placements

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I am a student currently studying Guidance Professional Studies MA, PgDip. I’m on placement with the Careers and Employability Service with the University of Huddersfield, getting to know about Careers Advice in a Higher Education setting, and developing my own practice. First day on placement is just like the first day of work, it can

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Posted by on March 12, 2015 at 4:22 pm

So, you got through your degree and you’ve landed your first job.  Brilliant, congratulations.  A question for you.  Do you know how to behave in the workplace?  Of course you do!  You’re a grown up, you’ve worked before.  But….are you sure? Email etiquette Screaming at people with all caps, using any colour text other than

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Posted by on February 9, 2015 at 3:44 pm

Starting your search for a new job, placement or internship can be a daunting task. There’s the list of obvious areas that need addressing including but not exclusive to; updating your CV, perfecting your relevant interview answers, matching your cover letter to the role, you could even start creating those industry contacts on LinkedIn. The

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Posted by on December 10, 2014 at 4:37 pm

The scary thing about our industry
is that while there are more creative jobs than ever before, the competition is fierce. Since starting professional creative community The Dots (, incredibly talented juniors are always asking me for tips on how to get that all-important foot in the door. To be honest there is no single thing

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Posted by on March 25, 2014 at 3:01 pm

I am going to start this blog post with an apology. I said in my first blog, that I would try and post a new blog entry, about my internship, every three weeks. However, due to the fact that I have been extremely busy, I have not been able to write one until now, so

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Posted by on December 5, 2013 at 10:53 am

Warning: spoilers ahead! This Christmas the second part of the new film version of The Hobbit is en route to the world’s cinemas and you could be forgiven for thinking that there is a mystery around how the plot develops. In 1937, or thereabouts, JRR Tolkien wrote the novel of The Hobbit on which the

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Posted by on June 6, 2013 at 3:08 pm

A new employment agency reported in the Sunday Times this week only accepts job seekers who meet their requirements in terms of their physical attributes.  The ‘Beautiful People’ agency is a spinoff of the dating agency by the same name and says that it is ‘an exclusively beautiful community, founded for the purpose of creating

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