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


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


    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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  4. ‘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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  5. 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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  6. Want to start a business? Just do it! – An introduction to Effectuation


    Who do you think of when you hear the word entrepreneur?  Richard Branson? Steve Jobs? Bill Gates, perhaps?  Visionary titans of business, arguably more famous than the innovative products and services they created. Indeed, the cult of personality surrounding some of today’s heroes of business has made starting a company rather trendy-another string to add […]

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  7. Advice I Wish I’d Shared With My First Intern

    Job Hunt Advice, Work Placements

    Lessons from a manager who wants you to get the most out of your work placement. Over the years, I’ve had the pleasure of working with a mixture of interns, new graduates and placement students. Overall, they’ve been great, brought so much to the companies I’d been working for, and tested me as a manager. […]

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  8. What is mindfulness? Q&A with Diana Brook

    Career Development

    Interested in what mindfulness can do for you and your career? We recently welcomed Diana Brook to the list of growing Careercake experts. Here, we interview Diana to learn about what is mindfulness, and why it can positively impact your work and personal life. An Interview with Mindfulness expert, Diana Brook. Careercake (CC): Hi Diana, […]

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  9. 3 difficult employability lessons I learned from university

    Graduates, Job Hunt Advice

    With competition for graduate jobs being incredibly tough, and an increased emphasis of what you get for your cash from your uni experience – graduate employability is, and will always be, a hot topic. Yet, not everyone has the option of going home after finishing university, and drawing funds from the ‘bank of Mum and […]

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