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29/06/21

Everything you need to know about applicant tracking systems, and how to beat the bots!

The job-searching process can be a tedious and confusing time for anyone looking to secure employment. With a range of CV styles and best practices available online, you’d think that all you need to do is apply what you’ve learned about CVs, and boom, you land your 1st interview! However, the development and use of applicant tracking…

22/06/21

Career path guide: What is a UX Designer?

According to recent surveys, UX design is one of the top five in-demand skills, continuing into 2021 and beyond. The job market is promising, and it is well worth pursuing a career in this field.

22/06/21

How to manage a remote team

Managing a remote team is different to managing employees in an office environment. It can be challenging to maintain productivity and communication while also ensuring staff feel connected and motivated. These tips on how to manage a remote team can help to achieve that.

17/06/21

The best apps for freelancers in 2021

Working for yourself means you have to wear many hats but this guide to the best apps for freelancers will help you get through those tasks.

15/06/21

How important is a university degree?

How important is a university degree? It’s a question that has long been debated and even more so since the pandemic. On the one hand, obtaining a degree can come with various benefits, graduates can have more job opportunities and the potential to earn more. On the other hand, more companies are looking at skills over education.

8/06/21

Career path guide: What is a Software Developer

If you love to solve problems, have a passion for technology, and think outside the box, then a job as a Software Developer may be for you. It is a broad field with endless information out there, but we have done the research and compiled a list of everything you need to know. From job descriptions to the skills and education required and possible career path – this is your essential guide.

3/06/21

How to find (and land) a remote job

Working from home is ideal. You don’t have to contend with traffic which means you have more time and you usually get to work flexible hours. The best part is you can be employed by a company based anywhere in the world! What’s great is that more workplaces are giving employees the option to work from home. We’ve put together this guide on how to find a remote job.

28/04/21

What motorsports can teach us about mindfulness

Recently we announced that we will be supporting McKenzy Cresswell as he launches his F4 career at the age of 15. When learning to be a driver, there is a lot of preparation that goes into it. You need to make sure that your mind is trained, and mindfulness is a technique that is used…

9/04/21

What is the digital skills gap and what does it mean for young people?

Universities and schools were shut, there was nowhere to go, nothing to do. Companies were pausing hiring and those who were hiring were looking for people with years of experience to help them pull through the pandemic. Last year, as companies focussed on survival and growth, two clear employment realities were hitting – there is…

2/03/21

Career path guide: What is a Business Analyst?

Are you thinking of starting a career as a Business Analyst? We’ve compiled all the information you need to know from what a business analyst does, education and skills needed, and possible career routes to progression. What does a business analyst do? A Business Analyst identifies problems and opportunities within a company and, either by…

17/02/21

Job searching tips to help you land your first Creative job or internship

With the creative industry and design being very competitive sectors, it’s important that when applying for jobs you make sure that you present yourself in a way that makes you stand out. Many graduates and students are now looking for their first creative job or an internship to help them at the start of their career. We’ve compiled the key insights and tips following our ‘How to Land Your First Creative Job’ workshop with Goldsmiths University to help students and graduates with their job hunt.

18/12/20

Post, share, avoid: Things you should never do on social media

You’d be surprised at how much people judge someone based on their social media profile – potential employers or recruiters are no different. According to a survey by The Manifest, 90% of employers check social media to evaluate their candidates. Not only that, but 79% of hiring managers have rejected a candidate based on inappropriate…

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