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 […]
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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 purpose of a work experience placement should be to give a university undergraduate the opportunity to enhance their skills, come to terms with the office environment, make contacts and above all, improve their skillsets for CV purposes. While some interns may be tasked with some of the more mundane tasks such as filling out […]
The employment market is saturated with graduates who have good degrees and the right qualifications. So the question on many recruiters’ minds is: what else can this candidate offer? Employers have been reporting a “skills gap” in graduates for a few decades now and there is research to support its existence. Many employers feel there […]
‘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.
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 […]
Kensington Palace officials have revealed that William has spent three weeks working with Britain’s secret services to understand how the country’s security and intelligence services work. He spent time shadowing the foreign intelligence service MI6, worked with the domestic security service MI5, and finally with GCHQ, the government’s secret listening service.
Last year, I was lucky enough to apply for work experience at a newspaper and get a response saying: “Sure, we’ve just had a cancellation. Can you start tomorrow?” Whilst being over the moon, I couldn’t help but panic. I’d never done any work experience before and it had been three years since Sixth Form […]
A leading business group is calling for compulsory work experience to be re-instated for school pupils. The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) wants employment placements brought back for students aged 14 to 16. Mike Cherry, FSB chairman, said: “More than 40 per cent of small firms already offer work experience either as part of the […]
A top criminal barrister has unveiled a seriously tasty paid work experience offer, paid for out of his own pocket — just weeks after slating another chambers for advertising an “unpaid” internship. Jaime Hamilton QC was among the lawyers outraged at Legal Cheek‘s revelation last month that London set 9KBW was seeking an intern for […]