How to write a good CV - a guide for students

Taking on a part time job while studying is the way that many students these days are helping to reduce their student debt, but it is also a great way to start building up your CV and work experience.

It is said that typically a prospective employer will spend just 6 or 7 seconds looking at your CV before deciding whether to review it further, so you have to make sure you get it right. Think of your CV as your marketing brochure, it is selling who you are and what you have to offer and if it is messy and badly written, that is what employers will expect to get from you. Read more about How to write a good CV - a guide for students

Students - Christmas is a time for networking

GUEST BLOG POST by Andy Lopata

Christmas is coming and with it comes the same stilted conversation at family events all over the UK and beyond.

“So, how’s Uni?”

“Yes, it’s fine”

“Been to lots of parties?”

“Yes a few.”

“That’s good.”

And it’s over. In a matter of seconds we’ve got over that tricky obstacle of talking about our careers with people in our personal life. We can relax and move onto much safer, and more mundane, topics. Read more about Students - Christmas is a time for networking

Scholarships with work placement, work experience and mentoring.

Whilst a boost of cash is always going to be useful when you are a student, did you know that there are also many scholarships which offer their scholars paid work placements, mentoring from industry experienced professionals or work experience. Often this type of scholarship is offered either by companies as part of their graduate recruitment programme as it enables them to identify potential new employees and even nurture them in to the way of the company. Others are offered by industry associations, keen to develop future talent for their industry. Read more about Scholarships with work placement, work experience and mentoring.