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  1. Creating a Great Elevator Pitch

    Graduates

    Q. ‘I am getting ready to apply for  a graduate programme and part of the process means I have to do a video elevator pitch. Can you help?’ Aimee: ‘Ok, let’s start with what is an elevator pitch, because if you get this right the video part is super simple!  Recruiters are becoming really inventive […]

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  2. 100 job rejections in 3 months? Your maths is way, way out.

    Job Hunt Advice

    This week, Aimee advises a job hunter on where they may be going wrong in their job search plan. She looks at why job boards can work against you if you use them incorrectly and ultimately, why you shouldn’t forget to sell to your employer. ‘I’ve been searching and applying for jobs for over 3 months now. […]

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  3. Job Interview Questions Not to Ask – Part 1

    Interviews

    The interview question I don’t like and why   Q: ‘At the end of an interview, is it appropriate to ask whether the interviewer doubts my suitability for the job or not?’ A lot of careers coaches and recruitment consultants, and books and blogs that you can read will often tell you, in an interview […]

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  4. 5 steps to writing a really effective covering letter ✍️

    Cover letters

    The CV cover letter is one of those aspects of a job application that goes curiously unanalysed a lot of the time, yet may also be the most important of all. After all, we all want to make a great first impression when we are seeking an exciting new role, and your initial point of […]

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  5. ‘I get really nervous before interviews. How do I stop?’

    Interviews

    Firstly, don’t beat yourself up about being nervous; because if you’re feeling nervous it means that you care. That’s not a bad thing. What we do need to do, however, is make sure you manage interview nerves so they don’t end up crippling you in the interview. The first thing you need to do is make […]

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  6. 3 things to encourage your students to do right now

    Employability, Graduates

    While we spend a lot of time here on the Careercake blog advising jobseekers of what they can do to boost their likelihood of landing the right role, there is also plenty of action that universities, training providers and professional bodies can take to help enhance their students’ employability. If you aren’t advising your students […]

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  7. Put your sunglasses away; it’s time to get work experience

    Graduates

    Are you studying at uni? Stop thinking the summer is about rest and relaxation. It’s about making you attractive to employers. It’s about improving your employability. I’ve spoken about it before; deciding which career path you want to pursue, or at the very least, putting in the ground work in until after you graduate, is […]

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  8. ‘Transferable skills are the golden jackpot of employability’ Q&A with Clara Wilcox

    Job Hunt Advice

    If you were asked what transferable skills are, would you know how to answer the question posed to you? And would you know how to use them get into new markets you’d previously excluded yourself from because you didn’t match the criteria. There are many jobs out there we know you’d be perfect thought for, […]

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  9. Would you like to create the perfect CV?

    CV writing advice

    We all know your CV is important, and many of us have read those advice articles online about what we need to do to get ours shipshape. Yet, even getting started on writing a CV is quite an intimidating idea for many of us. Why wouldn’t it be? Many of us cringe at the thought […]

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