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One of the most common misconceptions for many young graduates starting their professional careers is that they don’t always think about the actual journey but only the end result. The journey to success is often a hard one. To avoid disappointment in the early stages of your career is it important that you set the right expectations.

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Imagine that you are the interviewer. Who would you be more likely to offer an internship or job? Would it be easier to get along with a stoic person who seems focused only on questions and answers, or would it be easier to get along with a friendly, positive candidate who seems genuinely interested in the position?

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Communication through our body language conveys an incredibly powerful message, with much research claiming that it is the unspoken communication that delivers the majority of the message. Body language can be used to express a positive message but it can also be misused to convey a negative impression. Using the wrong body language can send the wrong message to the interviewer.

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More and more recruiters are using video interviews to speed up the process of finding new candidates. In a video interview, you are sent a link and provided with a list of questions. You then record your answer to each in your own time. Getting it right is crucial to progressing your application. Here are 12 top tips for successful video interviewing. 

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Emphasising your skills on a piece of paper is never easy and with first impressions key to helping you secure a role it is important to emphasise all your most valued strengths. Use the opportunity to stand out from other applicants, leave a positive impression with your potential employer, and secure an interview!

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Many employers use career fairs to attract and screen potential new employees. As a job seeker, career fairs give you the opportunity to make contact with organisations you have an interest in working for as well as identifies new companies. Learn how you can make the most out of career fairs and make them work to your advantage. 

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Everyone has different approaches to learning. Whether you are a passive or active learner, remembering and applying information can be difficult. This is where taking notes proves vital especially in the workplace. 

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Many young professionals share with us their preference to work in large corporations. However, have you considered that working in a small or medium sized business might be more beneficial? Internships Consultant, Amelia Walsh, shares how SMEs can be better places for fresh graduates to shine.

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The New Year can be a great time to refresh your career focus. If you have recently graduated it can be the ideal time to take time to think about what direction you would like your career to focus on and how you are going to get there. Here are five tips which you can start using now to ensure your start to the New Year progresses in the right direction!

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