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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Looking to make a move up the career ladder? Not sure where to start with personal development? Understanding the importance of Emotional Intelligence is always a good place to start as it plays a pivotal role in managing the perception of you held by your leaders and peers and impacts your potential within the workplace.  

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When applying for jobs, it is easy to get desperate and start applying for anything and everything that comes up. However it is important to only apply for roles you really want and not just apply for the sake of gaining any kind of employment.

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New graduates, having come from recent academic studies and eager to start developing their skills in the real world, are often highly regarded for their energy and enthusasism. However, connecting with those in the know can prove challenging for job seekers. Enter the ‘Elevator Pitch’.
 

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