Career Conversations with Essex Alumni – why you can’t miss this chance to chat

What are you going to do with that fancy degree that’s taking up all your time?

Here’s your chance to ask the people who’ve been there, done that, got the tee shirt and are coming back to campus so you can ask them a billion and one questions about how they did it.


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Leanne Smith Essex 2016 graduate spills all about the Mitie Grad scheme

It’s that time of year, the excitement of Christmas is over and you finally have to start thinking about life after Uni!

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As a recent Essex graduate, I was in the same situation frantically trying to find myself a job. One day I stumbled across the Mitie Graduate Scheme and after several forms and psychometric tests, an online video interview and an assessment centre I was offered a job!

Why should you apply today?

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Forget the Year of the Rooster, if you’re a final year student this is the Year of the JOB!

Rise and shine, it’s job time!


The rooster is nature’s alarm clock, reminding us to get up and get to work. If you’re a final year student then the Year of the Rooster couldn’t be more apt, 2017 is the year you will find a job – but have you thought about how to land your dream job? We’ve got some top tips to get you started.

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Academic CV vs. conventional CV – what’s the difference?

Confused about which CV template you should use? Fret not! Your E&CC is here to help.

Essentially, the type of CV you use will depend on the type of job that you’re applying for.

Remember, your CV is your marketing tool. It’s what represents you and your unique selling points (USP’s) to a prospective employer. The most successful CVs are ones that have been tailored to match the specific requirements of an employer as outlined in their job description and/ or person specification.

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