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  • 10 ways to get a graduate job

    17 Jan 2013

    As the latest survey shows the job market is tougher than ever, Richard Garner offers this year’s university leavers top tips to boost their chances of employment

  • iInspire

    12 Nov 2012

    Mel Worth, Sainsbury’s Head of Resourcing, was tempted away from university by a career at the company – and now she’s opening other people’s eyes to the opportunities available.

  • iInspire

    30 Oct 2012

    Senior branch manager Hannah Midgley couldn’t believe it when she was named ‘Employee of the year’. Now, she’s working with Nationwide both to further her career and to support others.

  • iInspire

    10 Oct 2012

    What are the key ingredients of an excellent graduate recruitment scheme? Nitish Gujadhur muses on his experience at Nationwide and explains the benefits.

  • iInspire

    24 Sep 2012

    Career advice and inspiration from the professionals

  • It's all about the face value

    24 Sep 2012

    Remote working, social networking and keeping your head down are not going to get you that job or promotion. It’s being visible and networking face-to-face that works at work, writes Niki Chesworth

  • Who Needs a Place at University Anyway?

    23 Aug 2012

    apprenticeships and sponsored degrees mean school leavers do not have to scramble for traditional university places, by Jenny Hamada

  • Slaves and the City: graduates working at top firms for free

    21 May 2012

    A job in the Square Mile used to be a guarantee of riches and success — but to get on the ladder some new graduates are working for free at London’s top firms.

  • Teaching is becoming the number one choice for grads

    20 May 2012

    Teaching today’s children and young people is tough – and that’s why only the top performing graduates will go into it.

  • Unique opportunity from iJobs

    24 Apr 2012

    i, Britain's first concise quality newspaper, and iJobs, the brand new recruitment portal, are offering companies a unique opportunity. Read more...

  • Rise of the part-time professional

    1 Feb 2012

    Talent is expensive. However, in these difficult times it is vital for businesses to employ experienced people who can add value and make a real difference.

  • Drive your career into pole position

    2 Nov 2011

    Niki Chesworth asks a panel of experts who deal with successful people what the rest of us can do to ensure we are in pole position for the next job opportunity

  • Are you tempted to temp?

    2 Nov 2011

    In these uncertain economic times, many employers are reluctant to commit to a permanent hire and are filling staffing gaps with temps. While this offers candidates less job security, temp to perm is a growing trend, so it's something jobseekers can work to their advantage. By Niki Chesworth

  • Pack your bag and learn a trade

    2 Nov 2011

    The global economy needs future engineers to be skilled, flexible - and mobile. By Stephen Hoare

  • Brush up your soft skills for a hard job market

    2 Nov 2011

    With academic nous no longer enough, universities are getting career-minded, says Michael Prest

  • Making work experience work

    2 Nov 2011

    David Cameron has defended the right to give internship placements to the children of friends and colleagues while Nick Clegg has criticised them. While they may disagree on how to offer internships, they do not deny that they offer young people a foot in the door.

  • Psychometric testing in interviews

    26 Sep 2011

    Employers often use psychometric testing to vet potential employees and help them understand a little more about your personality and ability to fit into the role they are offering – and this type of testing is becoming increasing popular.

  • Creating an alluring covering letter

    26 Sep 2011

    The main aim of a covering letter is to encourage recruiters to read your CV. However, it needs to do a lot more than say, 'here is my CV!'. In short, it is the biggest chance you have to sell yourself.

  • Creating rapport in an interview

    26 Sep 2011

    Rapport is the connection between two people; the spoken and unspoken words that say ‘we are on the same page’. In an interview situation you can employ numerous techniques to maximize the rapport between yourself and your interviewer.

  • Negotiating the best starting salary

    26 Sep 2011

    Understandably, many people find discussing salaries uncomfortable and embarrassing during an interview. However, most interviewers expect some bartering and, if it motivates you to put more into the job, it is worthwhile for both the applicant and the employer.