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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5 reasons you didn’t pass that assessment centre

What’s it really like to be at an assessment centre?

What's it really like to be at an assessment centre

As a Careers Adviser, I regularly work with students and graduates to support them in preparing for assessment centres. When FDM, a top 100 graduate recruiter who receive over 30,000 applications each year, invited me along to observe one of their assessment centre days, how could I say no?!

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Networking and investment opportunities – it’s all in a day’s work for Essex Startups

“Amazing entrepreneurs pitch for investment at our networking extravaganza”

Essex Startups networking events are always a success and the latest event at our Start-Up Hub was pretty amazing.


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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 students addictive enthusiasm and energy and witness them generating entrepreneurial flare.

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