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  • Skype Interview Etiquette

    Posted 28th March 2013 by Demelza Soumagnas

    No matter where you are, the power of Skype can now bring your future employer into your living room, office or bedroom (!?) to speed up the job hunting process and to save you the trouble of travelling to meet them. It’s great news in saving you travel costs and potentially moving interview processes along more quickly but Skype interviews bring their own set of perils.

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  • Are you the next Nick D’Aloisio?

    Posted 26th March 2013 by Harriet Clark

    All over the news this week has been Nick D’Aloisio’s entry into that exclusive club of teenage tech entrepreneurs and multimillionaires, joining the likes of Mark Zuckerberg and Shawn Fanning. He’s recently sold his mobile app ‘Summly’ to Yahoo for an estimated £18 million at the tender age of 17, and has secured himself a job with them in the process. Now, it’s not a strategy that many of us can emulate, not many can work a full time job whilst studying for A-Levels and working towards a place at Oxford University all at the same time, but it is an inspiring story nonetheless.

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  • Top tips to get your foot in the door

    Posted 18th March 2013 by Sara Murfitt

    Whether you are an undergraduate or in the early stages of your career, here are some top tips on improving your prospects of securing an exciting graduate role to kick start your career.

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  • Show me the money!

    Posted 06th March 2013 by Harriet Clark

    As Tom Cruise and Cuba Gooding Jnr demonstrated in 90s super-hit Jerry Maguire, negotiating around money is a pretty key skill in the business world, but it’s also sometimes one of the thorniest points in your job search.

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  • You and your career; a marriage made in heaven?

    Posted 25th February 2013 by Tatiana Raikes

    You know when you’ve been to a really good lecture or talk when the information sticks with you, and I mean really sticks with you. I’ve been fortunate enough to experience this recently and it’s really got me thinking. Bear with me while I attempt to impart my new found wisdom.

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  • Women in business - are we our own worst enemy?

    Posted 21st February 2013 by Kate Temple-Brown

    Last night, the FreshMinds Women’s Network hosted a thought provoking networking and panel event at the Adam Street Club to debate this thorny topic, much discussed by business leaders worldwide.

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  • Bosses more likely to hire someone they fancy…?

    Posted 05th December 2012 by Demelza Soumagnas

    This week, the following headline grabbed my attention, “Bosses more likely to hire someone they fancy, study finds”. How could I not carry on reading...?

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  • Drop in for a catch up - Wednesday 28th November

    Posted 26th November 2012 by Demelza Soumagnas

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  • Do you showcase your employability?

    Posted 02nd November 2012 by Mike Leeman

    Earlier this week, on behalf of FreshMinds Scotland, I was delighted to be asked to take part in an employability panel at Edinburgh University alongside Accenture and PA Consulting. The session took place at the Edinburgh University Business School.

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  • Application Lessons

    Posted 02nd November 2012 by Harriet Clark

    It’s that time of year again; the nights are getting longer, the leaves are falling from the trees, everything’s a bit colder and the graduate ‘milkround’ is in full swing. You’d be surprised how a few simple tweaks can make your application so much stronger, so I thought I’d share the most common mistakes to avoid in your campaign to find your ideal graduate job. (These are all real examples I’ve seen in the past few weeks).

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