David Winter from The Careers Group has released a book with Tristram Hooley and Jim Bright entitled 'You’re hired! Job Hunting Online: The Complete Guide'.
In today’s post we are going to take a look across the pond to our friends in the US and in particular, the launch of LinkedIn Students, an app that aims to help graduates build a professional network and begin their career.
Career service and university colleagues will probably think of LinkedIn as an online CV. However, the sector has recently become aware of its importance as a research tool, career explorer, and news aggregator. It’s not just professionals taking advantage, students are too. As students are their fastest growing demographic LinkedIn has put a tremendous amount of effort into building and releasing LinkedIn Students which hits app stores in the US yesterday (18/04/2016). Depending on its success, the UK will hopefully see its release in the next few months -that means we have some time to prepare!
Take a look at what you can expect and the key actions for UK universities below.
Launched just one year ago, Queen Mary University of London's QConsult scheme was named the winner in the coveted Guardian University Award’s Employability Initiative Category.
The award marks Queen Mary's second win, following the recognition of their QProjects work experience scheme in 2014.
The Spring issue of The Frame is here! The publication from Goldsmiths Careers Service is bursting with a range of projects and approaches, opinion pieces, interviews, case studies and videos focused on student personal professional development.
With commentary from Goldsmiths staff, students and guest contributors from across the sector, you can be sure there are a number of key takeaways that set you up to be the envy of your colleagues as you casually slip the latest industry know-how into conversation.
Social mobility is widely acknowledged as a long standing issue for employers and universities. As a result, leaps have been made in policy, research, and practice throughout the graduate recruitment industry, from the big four to the local tech startup.
When you're designing graphics, cover photos, and other images for your careers centre, it's important to make sure your social media presence is on-brand and professional. With this useful infographic you'll be able to know what the difference in dimensions for everything from a banner photos to cover photo and everything inbetween.
"Bright, hungry young team members must be given real responsibilities, or your business risks losing their engagement, loyalty, commitment and value".
Recently, Steve Parker, strategy partner at M&C Saatchi, published an insightful article in Marketing Magazine on the benefits of retaining graduates. Find out how why a company should stay competitive in an increasingly entrepreneurial marketplace and how it can lead to advocacy, generation of new ideas and ultimately business success.
It’s not enough to just post your content on social media. These days it’s important to consider when you’re posting, to ensure your content gets seen by the most people. But when exactly is the best time to be posting on social networks like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn if you're trying to reach students and employers?
Always thinking of new ways to optimise your time or improve the service you provide to students and employers? Fear not! These tools are so functional you'll be left pondering how you used to manage your day.
We're not saying bookmarking them will change your life, but you might as well give it a go.
Always struggling with back-and-forth emails to schedule meetings with students? It's a daily issue.
The Times Higher Education has highlighted the annual graduate labour market survey, undertaken by the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS).