David Winter, careers thought leader, launches new book: You're hired!

Posted by Harry Picken on 26-Apr-2016 09:30:00

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'.

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LinkedIn Students: What’s it all about and key actions for universities

Posted by Harry Picken on 19-Apr-2016 09:30:00

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.

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Addressing social mobility through employer engagement

Posted by Harry Picken on 29-Feb-2016 09:30:00

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.

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Priortise graduates now or take a financial hit later

Posted by The Careers Group News on 04-Feb-2016 11:37:05

"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.


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Times Higher Education highlights AGCAS graduate survey

Posted by Harry Picken on 18-Jan-2016 10:48:55

The Times Higher Education has highlighted the annual graduate labour market survey, undertaken by the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS).

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The 10 most popular articles from The Careers Group blogs

Posted by Harry Picken on 11-Jan-2016 12:10:00

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: News, Jobs and Internships, Fairs and Events, Consultancy, Services

UN Chief of Outreach visits SOAS Careers and delivers inspiring talk

Posted by Harry Picken on 19-Nov-2015 11:44:34

120 students and recent graduates filled the SOAS Brunei Lecture Theatre to hear an inspiring speech from John Ericson, Chief the Outreach Unit in the Office of Human Resource Management for the United Nations on Wednesday 19th November 2015.

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Topics: News, The Careers Group member Colleges

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