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Five top tips for negotiating your first salary

After weeks of waiting around, writing covering letters and nervously sitting through interviews, you’ve finally done it – you’ve found a job in your chosen field and you’re ready to start. However, there is one hurdle left to overcome and it is a bugbear of a rather large size: negotiating salary.

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By David Gee Published: July 18, 2017

How virtual reality can help convey your company culture

For both employers and prospective employees, company culture plays a vital part in the recruitment process. But what exactly is it? Company culture is essentially the organisation’s identity or personality. It is its vision, mission and manner of working.

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By David Gee
Published: July 14, 2017

Five Finance Jobs Perfect For Graduates

For many recent graduates, finding a job that matches their experience level can be challenging. It can often be disheartening for would-be applicants who feel that they are too experienced for minimum wage or low-skilled roles, but are under-qualified for the career they really want. Many feel that they just need that first step on the ladder to get going, but when it seems like you need five years’ experience just to get an entry level position, it is understandable to see why some are dismayed.

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By David Gee
Published: July 10, 2017

What Do Graduates Really Want From Their First Job?

The majority of recent graduates fall into one of two categories: Millennials or Generation Z. 

Endless thought pieces have sought to solve the puzzle of what they really want but, on the whole, employers are left confused rather than enlightened.

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By David Gee
Published: July 04, 2017

Visa Guide For International Students

So you’ve completed your studies in the UK and you’ve got the gown, cap and degree to prove it. But perhaps you’re not ready to wave goodbye to Britain’s sunny shores just yet, or maybe you have a job opportunity lined up that is too good to miss? Either way, you will need to get a new visa – but where do you start?

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By David Gee
Published: July 03, 2017

Do employers expect more of entry-level employees than ever before?

The world of work has never been so competitive. For employers, this means investing in corporate branding, improving interview techniques and being present on platforms and job seeking sites. For prospective employees, however, the battle for the entry-level role is much fiercer.

It is a common gripe among graduates that for any entry-level role, they would need years of experience to qualify. Moreover, once they are there, they attest that more is expected of them than ever before. But how true is this assertion? A recent article by Fast Company examined the claim and considered possible reasons behind the increasingly demanding job specs.

 

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By David Gee
Published: June 19, 2017