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The majority of jobs are never advertised. Surprising but true. The ‘hidden’ job market is reputed to be anything from 50-80% of the total number of opportunities available. But how can you find out about these jobs roles and make successful applications? Caitlin Allen, an associate director at award-winning culture and entertainment PR agency Riot Communications describes …
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All companies employing more than 250 employees are now legally required to publish the difference in earnings between men and women. This year’s data makes for depressing reading. The overall average difference is 9.6% with the improvement compared to last year a mere 0.1%. For some sectors (and in some specific organisations) the difference is …
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Employers have many ways to screen applicants, from the standard CV or application form to video interviews and assessment centres. If you are applying for an insight week, internship or graduate job, the chances are that psychometric testing will form part of the selection process. Although it sounds like a scary term for analysing the …
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No one can argue how much the UK Education sector is enriched and enhanced by the contribution of international students. International students often feel frustrated when they come to seek work in the UK post-studies but there are still many opportunitiesto develop employability whilst studying.  Yes it will be harder because of visa regulations but …
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It is widely reported that the majority of job opportunities are never formally advertised. But how do you uncover this hidden job market? In this blog, University of Warwick Politics and International Studies undergraduate Tanya Khan describes how speculative applications helped her create an opportunity in a sector that is notoriously difficult to access. For …
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As part of the application process interviews are a sign that we have done well. We have offered clear evidence of our suitability and have mastered the stage that takes out most applicants. Our application is a strong one and on paper we have all that is needed for the role. What can go wrong? …
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Life needs you to choose a direction and a focus. How can you make the decision process easier and yet more effective? Many of us don’t find decision-making a fun or easy to achieve process. But it is necessary. So understanding the process of decision-making will help you make better choices. Firstly, good decision making …
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If you wanted to become a doctor but didn’t secure a place on a medical degree, it’s not too late. There is a graduate entry route to medical school  and although some institutions require a health or science related degree, some consider graduates from any degree discipline. University of Warwick 3rd year Chemistry student Kayvon …
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The one thing that never ceases to amaze people is that whilst they are keen to talk about their leadership abilities, employers are more likely to be asking about their team skills! The truth of the matter is that whilst recruiters are looking for leadership potential they are more interested in how you will fit …
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Is it worth building on your weaknesses? Or is it best to focus on your strengths so your weaknesses are irrelevant? This is a tough question that often doesn’t lead us to a definite answer. Caroline Akamune, a second year Chemistry student, searches out for answers with the help of Ninna Makrinov, from the University …
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