Location, location, location: how to improve your chances of finding a graduate job
career decisions / Job market

Location, location, location: how to improve your chances of finding a graduate job

A little known-fact about UK graduates: once they leave University they are geographically immobile. In 2015/16 once students left Uni, 58% remained in the area they studied in with 69% returning to the region they were living previously. Only 18% of graduates went to work somewhere they weren’t already connected to. (*) Continue reading

Improve your chances in the Civil Service Fast Stream application process
Applications / Job market

Improve your chances in the Civil Service Fast Stream application process

The UK Civil Service Fast Stream is one of the most competitive graduate schemes that there is. Typically there are nearly forty times as many people registering an interest as there are places available, and fewer than one in twenty five of those who get as far as applying will be offered a place. Should this put … Continue reading

How to develop your unique personal brand
Personal branding / Self awareness

How to develop your unique personal brand

As a trainer for Warwick’s ‘Sprint’ programme one of the sessions I run is about personal branding. When I ask students to identify well- known company brands, almost every time the same few come up: Apple, Google, Macdonald’s and Coca-Cola. What can we learn about these brands? Why are they are so instantly recognisable? And … Continue reading