Five ideas to get the most from your summer break

What have you got planned for the summer break?

Instead of binge-watching box sets you could fill your time broadening your skills, making new contacts and preparing for your career.

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Graduate blog: from bad to worse to better

After graduation, a holiday and a short stint studying abroad, it was about time I got a job.

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I quickly fell into a role as a Sales Administrator through a friend of a friend. I knew it wouldn’t be permanent, but I also knew after about a month, that I disliked everything about it. I saw my friends succeeding in their graduate schemes and moving to big cities and felt completely left behind. After six months of feeling sorry for myself, my dad gave me some valuable advice; ‘No one can get you out of this job but you.’

And so began the search!

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Get to grips with your Employability

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I am a Careers Information Assistant at the Employability and Careers Centre at Essex and I love my job because I love the variety. I get to meet lots of students during drop in sessions and, as everyone is different, I get to answer a whole range of interesting questions. There is one area though, that I wish didn’t differ so much from student to student: that is the extent to which students can’t get a ‘grip’ on their employability.
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