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'How do you manage your time and prioritise tasks?' Tricky graduate interview question

If you’ve got an interview coming up for a graduate job or summer internship, you may well have thought about examples of when you’ve managed your …

12 Habits That Set Ultra Successful People Apart

Ultra successful people delight themselves by blowing their personal goals out of the water. Here's what sets them apart.<p>A study at Strayer University found that most people think success is about achieving your personal goals.<p>Ultra successful people delight themselves by blowing their personal …

Graduate view: A post-uni survival guide for graduate job seekers

Ray Mears might well be considered the King of Survival, but when it comes to surviving life after uni it's actually the penniless graduate who can make a fair claim to the title. Forget erecting makeshift shelters or trapping rabbits for food, just managing to cope in the real world without …

Clean up your digital act

Before applying for any position, Google yourself. It might sound vain, but you can be sure any future employer will do the same thing. If the first …

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How to Write a Cover Letter That Gets Read

Hi there! We know cover letter writing can be difficult, can get lost in the swarm of e-mails, and can seem like a waste of time. But with the right content and tactics, there's no reason your cover letter shouldn't get you the interview for your dream job.<p>In this presentation we'll show you:<p>-3 …

Managing Your Personal Brand

Managing Your<br>Personal Brand<br>Aims<br>What is your personal brand and why is it important?<br>What is social media - why and how do you use it?<br>What are the …

10 non-academic activities that will help you get a job

Those who get involved with extra-curricular activities early on in their university experience are attractive to prospective employers. But what …

Employment

How to use LinkedIn to get a job in 2018

<b>Not using LinkedIn? The social media platform could be your shortcut to a dream job, as well as loads of useful connections.</b><p>On the face of it, …

Employment

Sunderland student is face of North East in Heathrow Airport

A UNIVERSITY of Sunderland engineering student is the face of a new advertising campaign to showcase North East England business to millions of …

What Is It Really Like to Work in Social Media?

<i>Leah Pope is the VP of Global Marketing of Synthesio.</i><p>In today’s market, social media is no longer simply about Facebook ‘Likes’ and tweets; rather it has become a key tool for any business. That is why social media is one of the most interesting and exciting industries to work in, especially since …

Instagram Develops Into Career Path For Photographers

Hear the term Instagramer, and you probably envision teenagers taking endless selfies or diners obsessively snapping pics of their meals. You’re less likely to think of someone like Chris Ozer (@chrisozer), an up-and-coming commercial photographer whose clients include Nike, Johnnie Walker and …

Snapchat Your Way to Marketing Success

With 100 million monthly active users and 400 million snaps sent per day, Snapchat can no longer be ignored as a powerful marketing tool. Since its …

Social Media

Why Is LinkedIn the Most Powerful Business Network?

This past week, I had a prominent CEO from an up and coming startup reach out to me via LinkedIn message. After a few conversations back and forth I …

Morgan Stanley

Your LinkedIn Photo Might Be Why You Aren’t Getting Hired

Recruiters spend a lot of time looking at your face, before they even meet you. Your social media profile photos could put you out of the running for a job, before they even reach your resume.<p>Goofy poses and cluttered backgrounds are out, but what about the photo’s size and lighting? Ryan Galloway, …

Why You Need to Use Pinterest in Your Job Search [INFOGRAPHIC]

Pinterest may not be the first thing that comes to mind when searching for jobs, but Giraffe CVs believe it could it help.<p>See how in the infographic …

Can Your LinkedIn Profile Replace The Traditional Resume?

If you’re wondering if your LinkedIn profile can take the place of your resume, the answer is “not exactly.”<p>Keep in mind that your LinkedIn profile …

7 Ways You're Killing Your Career on Facebook

Alright, so maybe you know by now that you shouldn’t be posting pics of last night’s epic party to your Facebook page (as admittedly impressive as …

Why you should never swear on your LinkedIn profile

Over 31,000 users on LinkedIn are not using their most professional voice.<p>Social networking blog “The LinkedIn Man” conducted a search “for some of the leading profane or vulgar terms” found on LinkedIn profiles. They found that more than 31,000 users (just a fraction of the 300 million users …

Social Media

Why LinkedIn Headlines and Summaries Make OR Break You - 5 Do's and Don'ts

By Carmen Jeffery<p>Share on:<p><b>Here’s the thing about LinkedIn, everyone is on it and it’s nothing new.</b><p>It’s like a dirt road turned super highway that …

Employment

The 9 Worst Mistakes You Can Make On Your Resume

When you're looking for a job sometimes the resume is the most important piece of it all. But many people just have no idea how to pull it off. Here's what you definitely want to avoid on that all-important resume.<p><i>Produced by Matt Johnston. Originally published in April 2014.</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On …

30 Things You Should Never, Ever Say in an Interview

<i>This post is in partnership with The Muse. The article below was originally published on The Muse.</i><p>In an interview, your primary goal is to get across …

10 Young Entrepreneurs Share Their Best Career Advice

Hilary Mason, founder of Fast Forward Labs. Hilary Mason The Next Web Conference, which gathers industry leaders to discuss the latest business and technology trends, starts in New York on Wednesday.<p>We asked some of the young entrepreneurs who are speaking at the event to offer their best advice …

The Right Way to Answer “What’s Your Greatest Weakness?”

Thomas Jefferson once said that “honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom”. Though truth-telling abounds in grade school platitudes, it seems scarcer the older we get. But this decline in honesty — let’s call it <i>dishonesty</i> — isn’t necessarily innate. Dishonesty can be taught. In my …

TARGETjobs Bloggers: The graduate’s guide to creating the perfect CV

The graduate’s guide to creating the perfect CV<p>A good CV is essential when applying for graduate jobs. So taking the time to perfect your CV is vital …

CV advice for graduates: how students can make the most of their degree

Don't assume that an employer will immediately understand how your degree is useful — especially if there's no obvious link between what you studied and the bottom-line impact on a business.<p>Having a degree won't necessarily make you stand out. If you lack professional experience, spell out the …

CV templates to fit every stage of your career

Every jobseeker, no matter how experienced, needs to make a great first impression with their CV.<p>But starting the writing process can be tricky – how do you know what format would suit your career choice? What do recruiters find easy to read? Well, help is at hand — once you’ve identified which …

First job interview: top tips on how to prepare and succeed

<b>Take a few deep breaths before the interview:</b> Stand up while answering, shoulders back (it will make you feel more confident). Write down a few key points that you want to make sure you tell the interviewer. If you need to think about your answer tell the interviewer that so that they don't wonder …