To second or not second? That is the question

Posted by Laura Brammar on 01-Mar-2016 15:47:16

Secondments have been a part of the working landscape for a very long time.  Whether it’s a member of one corporate team wanting to gain experience within another function, or a government department professional working in another division, many managers have been faced with such requests.

Are secondments still that popular though? Moreover, does it matter if opportunities for such secondments within your organisation are actually very limited?

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Topics: employability skills, career choice, Research

How to successfully complete a job application form

Posted by careers consultant on 23-Feb-2016 11:30:00

Filling in a job application forms can be daunting. Most are designed to make candidates think hard about themselves and their suitability for the opportunities on offer, with the aim of putting off the fainthearted. We'll teach you some tips and techniques for successfully completing almost any job application.

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Topics: Jobs and Internships, CVs and applications, Consultancy

Want to take the next step and become a manager?

Posted by careers consultant on 16-Feb-2016 11:30:00

So you have your eye on that managerial role. But is it actually the best option for you? And if it is, how do you get it?

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Topics: career choice, Consultancy, leadership

How to successfully network

Posted by Amanda Taylor on 11-Feb-2016 11:30:00

Today, networking is an inherent part of most people’s lives. But how can you network you way into a job?

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Topics: networking, Consultancy

Acing your interview: Tips to succeed at a job interview

Posted by careers consultant on 02-Feb-2016 11:00:00

Your CV was up-to-scratch and impressed, and now you've been given a job interview. But there's still another hurdle between you and your ideal job: the job interview.

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Topics: Jobs and Internships, Interviews

How to improve your presentation skills

Posted by careers consultant on 26-Jan-2016 11:30:00

A new employer may want to assess your oral communication skills during an interview and ask you to prepare and deliver a presentation. Can you present your case in a way that your audience will understand and find interesting?

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Topics: Jobs and Internships, Interviews, Consultancy

Is performance anxiety tripping you up in interviews & presentations?

Posted by Sue Moseley on 21-Jan-2016 12:30:00

Performance anxiety tripping you up in job interviews or presentations? Seeking the next step in your working life, yet it’s not happening for you? Know you are capable, yet find yourself daunted by new challenges?

These are regular issues. You may take some comfort from knowing you are certainly not alone in being affected by them to a greater or lesser extent. Research has long shown the high incidence of anxiety around public speaking and presenting for example, with large numbers affected and up to 1 in 8 severely so (1). Yet such knowledge does little to lessen the frustration and pain experienced.

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Topics: Interviews, Consultancy, career coaching

Is your CV good enough? Tips to make your CV stand out

Posted by careers consultant on 19-Jan-2016 11:30:00

Having an impressive CV is vital to capture your potential employer's attention, make a good first impression and help secure your dream job. But is your CV good enough?

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Topics: Jobs and Internships, CVs and applications, Consultancy

The 10 most popular Careers Group articles of 2015

Posted by Harry Picken on 11-Jan-2016 12:01:00

2015 was a busy year in higher education. It saw a higher education Green Paper, the proposal of a teaching excellence framework, and more students than ever seeking career advice from their university. But, let's not forget the hundreds of blogs published by The Careers Group for offering news and career advice for students, graduates, career centres and employers.

2015 also saw us launch a new-look blog platform where you can subscribe to email updates in addition to a new blog dedicated to graduate recruiters.

But which articles had you clicking the most? Here are the top 10 most-read of 2015.


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Topics: employability skills, CVs and applications, career coaching

Want that dream job? Here's how you get it.

Posted by Hilary Moor on 22-Dec-2015 11:30:00

Interviews can be nerve-wracking, but one of the most effective way to feel more confident is to take the time for thorough preparation.   

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Topics: Interviews, career coaching

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