How an MBA can improve your job prospects

Tue, 19/02/2013 - 17:21 -- nick

Is doing an MBA a good route to improving your employability? This is a question thousands of graduates face each year when trying to weigh up whether it is worth taking on debt to undertake this course.

The Telegraph has written an article that might help you make the decision. It gives details of both traditional and new employers of MBA graduates, and provides plenty of ideas for how to get in to work at the right level.

Some advice is useful to all students: don't neglect your soft skills, get real work experience where possible and build up your personal contacts.

Working abroad - which country offers the best options?

Sat, 15/09/2012 - 17:05 -- nick

The Guardian's Money section provides and excellent comparative guide to the work options and opportunities available in some countries. Through considering visa restrictions alongside job types, and the cost of living in each country, it could help you to make a decision. And with job opportunities in the UK increasingly restricted, particularly for graduates and young people in general, there has never been a better time to think about this.

Graduate jobs: Best universities for high starting salaries

Mon, 10/09/2012 - 12:04 -- nick
These figures – published this week on the Which? University site – were disclosed after universities and colleges were ordered by ministers to provide data on everything from where their students end up working and how much they earn, to the amount of contact undergraduates can expect with professors and how much it costs to live in halls of residence.

Graduate jobs: what employers want

Wed, 15/08/2012 - 11:50 -- nick

The article from The Telegraph provides some tips on what employers want from new graduates. The emphasis is on the whole person; as more and more graduates come on to the jobs market employers are increasingly looking at extra-curricular activities, students jobs and personal interests and qualities to differentiate between them. But remember, there is no substitute for thoroughly researching each company you apply to.

Which is better: a career plan or a good CV?

Mon, 30/07/2012 - 12:13 -- nick

This is one of Richmond Solutions' series of blogs that aims to support people to develop winning CVs. This one is particularly helpful to students who are about to complete their degrees and to those who have recently graduated. A jobsearching strategy is vital if you want to get in to a competitive vocataional area rather than simply get a job, and the excellent tips below will help you work out how to combine strategy with a CV.



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