Finding a graduate job – what really works?

This week I attended a presentation on the graduate labour market by Charlie Ball, Head of Higher Education Intelligence at Graduate Prospects and well known for his expertise on employment destinations of graduates and postgraduates. It was a really interesting overview of 2015 graduate destinations, the current and future graduate labour market, with a few myths challenged. Much…

Rethinking language learning and careers

Up until the age of 18, I had the experience of learning four different foreign languages: two within the home, and two at school. When I look back, I had my challenges with each one. Bangla is my ethnic language, but growing up, I was anything but fluent. Unlike many British-born Asians, I spoke English with my…

10 tips on using social media for your career

A few years ago when I was going through a transition in my career, I decided if there was one beneficial thing I could do, it was to get connected on social and professional networks. And so I joined Twitter and LinkedIn. Now I knew a fair bit about LinkedIn and was fairly impressed with what…

4 lessons from world’s most unique CVs

If there’s one thing any CV must do, it’s to capture the attention of the recruiter. And that’s what a group of creative individuals sought to do as they produced some highly unusual CVs. From milk cartons, chocolate bars to interactive games, they certainly took the phrase ‘thinking outside the box’ to another level. But…