Entries by Paul Brown

“The only thing I have truly excelled at is being an intern”. If you’re just starting out, this is what you need to do

Want your work experience to become a paid job? Here’s Adrian Chiles’s secret: Making tea is a life skill that can take an intern far in life – it shows willingness to make yourself useful. I first wandered into BBC Television Centre in 1992 on work experience. My placement was in the business programmes department. […]

10 Tips for a Successful Skype Interview

Nowadays, it is increasingly common for companies to use Skype Interviews in their recruitment process – especially if they are looking for candidates from all over the world. This allows them to hire the best talent based on skills and abilities, not just location! Therefore, if you live in a different country and you are […]

Should you get a Mobile-Only Bank Account When you Move to the UK?

Should you get a Mobile-Only Bank Account When you Move to the UK to do Your Placement/Internship? And Which One? Whether you are a student moving in the UK to attend University or to do an internship, you will probably need to open a UK bank account. If you use your account from home, you […]

The Dos & Don’ts of Writing a Killer CV for your Dream Internship

Recruiters receive loads of CVs every day, and usually they don’t have the time to read everything in detail, so what you need to stand out from other candidates is an outstanding CV! When you search for an internship, your CV is the only chance you get to make a great first impression. Here are […]

The top 5 free CV preparation sites for students

The top 5 free CV preparation sites for students Are you looking for a job or an internship and you need to create a new CV, but you don’t know where to start? Every day we review a lot of resumes and we know how hard it can be to pay attention to the content […]

The work experience employers want from social science graduates

‘Work experience’ is a broad term. While it’s widely acknowledged as a must-have asset, every job-seeker should know that not every work experience is created equal. Context matters – that is, a student’s field of study, types of employers and types of work experience collectively play a role in determining a student’s employability.

How to apply for a work placement in Australia

Australian universities take work-integrated learning – where you apply academic learning to a real-life situation – seriously. In 2017, they offered 555,403 workplace experiences, with close to half a million university students, both domestic and international, taking part. Work placements refer to a stint working in a specific role in a company during university term […]