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Written by Freda Nomo Playing video games could help you to become more successful at university, according to a new study. A trial conducted by the University of Glasgow found that gaming can improve communication skills, resourcefulness and adaptability. SEE ALSO: The Unspoken Rules of the Workplace According to researchers, this could have an impact on

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Written by Freda Nomo Are you graduating this year? Have you landed your first big job? Well, listen up! Entering the workforce for the first time can be a daunting experience, leaving a world full of guidelines to enter one with invisible expectations. These unspoken rules are often learnt through trial, error, years of working

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Written by Sarah Oladokun Setting up your first business venture is very exciting, but can also be extremely daunting. It’s an incredible experience to grow an idea from an initial concept to a full-fledged product, and with the right preparation, you can genuinely enjoy the ride. With that in mind, here are a few tips

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Written by Freda Nomo A new report has revealed that 47% of graduates expect an average of £9,000 more than what is generated in their first graduate salary. Recruitment specialists Pareto Law discovered a difference between salary expectations and reality. The survey shows 65% of graduates are earning less than £16,000 and working in industries

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Written by Sarah Oladokun With more and more people tapping into their ‘creative side’, job hunting can get a little tricky when going for a creative role. This is because there often isn’t a clear-cut recruitment process as is with more traditional roles, such as finance or engineering. However, there are jobs out there, and with

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Written by Sarah Oladokun We all know it’s a question of when you should gain work experience, not if. These days, it’s a must-have for your CV, especially if you’re going for your first role. But knowing where to find it can be a bit of a minefield if you don’t have many industry contacts. Here

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  Written by Freda Nomo The number of new internships has risen by 50% since 2010, according to a report from the IPPR thinktank. As the number of graduate jobs declines, temporary positions are now a ‘must have’ on entry level CV’s. Professional recruiters have also admitted that candidates with no work experience have minimal

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New research conducted by Intern Tech has revealed that UK graduates have been let down by their university education. A survey of 2,000 UK adults revealed that 28 percent of British graduates felt that their education was outdated. 41 percent of degree holders have taken entry-level jobs upon leaving university as opposed to graduate roles.

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How do you stand out and distinguish yourself from the competition? It’s difficult to stand out from the crowd when you’re unsure of how to do so but the trick is to know your unique selling points (USPs) and how to communicate them effectively. Identifying your unique selling points is a difficult process. It requires

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According to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), Black male graduates in London are nearly twice as likely to be unemployed as their white counterparts. In addition, research conducted by the National Audit Office (NAO) has also found that along with Bangladeshi and Pakistani women, black men consistently have the lowest employment rates

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