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The importance of giving employer feedback

Does your company give candidates feedback, even if they’re unsuccessful? If you answered ‘yes,’ then you are in the minority.

Employers often argue that they simply do not have enough time to give feedback to every applicant especially if there has been a high number of candidates. Yet, while this is understandable at the preliminary stages, it’s a little harder to swallow once you’ve reached final interview.

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By David Gee Published: September 11, 2017

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

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