Are you struggling to showcase your skills?

Don’t skip on your skills

Recruiting the right staff is essential for businesses so employers try to get it right first time. They do this by carefully checking that the skills and experience you have are relevant and transferable to their business. This means that successfully identifying and articulating your skills is vital to get through the initial selection stage.

Trouble is, this is the bit most students who drop in for a CV review say they struggle with. The good news is that it’s easier and, dare I say it, fun when you know how.

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Follow our do’s and don’ts to get you started.

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Essex Startups – supporting our budding entrepreneurs

“Our amazing entrepreneurs at Essex can win investment in their business ideas!”

Hi, I’m Claire – Enterprise Project Officer with Essex Startups, and this year’s Southend Bootcamp is one of the reasons why I love working with Essex Startups! I have the privilege to be involved in wonderful events where I get to engage with student’s addictive enthusiasm and energy and witness them generating entrepreneurial flare.

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Loads of jobs – but none that suit ME!

So, you’ve been looking for a graduate job, a placement or an internship? You’ve found that there are endless opportunities advertised online. Great, right? Actually, not really. Nothing quite fits.

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As a Careers Adviser, I find that students often come to me and say things like “I’ve done a search on Indeed and nothing relevant came up” or “there just isn’t anything that matches what I’m looking for”.  This can be due to the fact that not all jobs are advertised. I’ve found that trying a slightly different approach, looking for potential employers rather than jobs, can result in some interesting opportunities…

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What’s a Graduate Level Job?

If you’ve been searching for jobs for after you graduate you might have noticed that spotting which are suitable for a graduate can be tricky.

Essentially a graduate job is one which requires a degree, but beyond that it is important to be aware of the difference between ‘a job performed by a graduate‘ and ‘a job that requires the skill, knowledge, and expertise of a graduate‘.

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Depending on your degree and the sector you’re interested in, you may see employers looking for graduates that fall into 3 categories…

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