During a time where all young professionals are on the hunt for their dream job, how do educational institutions provide their students with an employability edge on a 'budget' and with fewer resources?
The social media platform that will play the most significant role in your professional life is LinkedIn. Now, while over half of recent graduates have a LinkedIn profile, most fail to use it correctly and, consequently, fail to take advantage of the vast benefits it offers - this is a potentially costly mistake.
Many of us connect with new people daily, yet the term 'networking' can deter us. Try and find a new spin on networking - by having this attitude and mindset - can lead to building solid working relationships.
To be successful and focused on your future career, setting personal and professional goals is a great way to work towards your achievement. But, how can you determine what your goals are for them to actually be attainable?
Networking is an invaluable tool when you’re in the market for a new job. Especially for young professionals who are new to the game & may not have any contacts yet. Easier said than done right? Don’t worry, with our Readygrad top tips you will be networking like a boss in no time.
I've met hundreds of graduates who simply seem overwhelmed and with no clue on what they want to do after university. Some years ago, I was in the exact same position - but let me share 3 things I wish someone had told me before I graduated.
Accountability is a key quality all employers want in their employees. It contributes to a successful workplace culture and boosts morale when everyone plays their part. How can you build and demonstrate accountability in the workplace?
For many people, the most dreaded interview question is, “Tell me about yourself.” Talking about yourself can be difficult, and doing so in a succinct yet compelling way can be even harder. Learn how to perfect your "pitch" - the 60 second explanation of who you are, what you do, and why it all matters.
With a myriad of options out there, choosing a career can be confusing - but it doesn't have to be! Here are some questions you can ask yourself and your friends, to help steer yourself towards a career that is right for you.
Where would you like to see yourself in five years? For some this is an easy question to answer while for others, it's a tough one. The key thing is that in whatever you choose to do, that you don't allow mediocrity to seep in, but be brave to pursue the success you want. Here's how.
Why is it important to include extra-curricular activities on a resume? For recent graduates with little or no work experience, extra-curricular activities can demonstrate important transferable skills that are highly valuable in the work place.
It is very common for recent graduates to say, “I only want to work for a large company when I start my career.” There is a misconception that graduates think BIGGER is better. Although there are many benefits of working for a large company, there are some great reasons to consider smaller companies too. Find out what those are.
Volunteering is an excellent way for students or those with limited work experience to develop their skills, start building a professional network and to make their resume look more impressive to future employers.
LinkedIn is an extremely useful tool for graduates and professionals seeking to increase their network and make connections to enhance their career prospects. However, much like real life, there's an art to connecting with people on the platform.
No matter what your chosen field of study is, as a graduate student you should ensure that you stay abreast of any changes in your industry. One great way to draw on all of those resources is to join a professional association.