Decoding Job Ads

If you’ve been searching for a job, you’ll know exactly what employers are looking for; “passionate, dynamic, proactive communicators who have a good track record…”


Don’t be intimidated or put off by buzz-words and recruiter’s stock phrases – these clichés are easy enough to decode and to use to your advantage by looking at the ways you can demonstrate these skills.

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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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A very merry Christmas and a Career Mentoring New Year!

Don’t say I didn’t warn you; there are only 13 days to go until Christmas!!! Autumn Term has flown by, we’ve been having so much fun with Career Mentoring!

Some of you may well be aware that we had to close the programme to sign-ups about half-way through the term because it was so popular we couldn’t fit any more of you in. That was fantastic, but if you missed out this term you may well be wondering what you can do to make sure you don’t miss the sleigh boat next term.sleigh

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