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When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. Your attitude towards every opportunity will determine your success not only in your internship but also when it comes time to apply for full time positions.

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Whether you are applying for your first paid position or are up for your annual review, negotiating your salary package can be a stressful time. Make sure you know your aims before you go into a meeting and prepare to negotiate in a professional manner. 

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January is traditionally one of the busiest times of the year for recruiting. Make sure you’re ready to go for 2015 by following some important tips that will get you well underway in your job search. 

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If you have secured an internship, congratulations! You should be very proud of yourself. Now, it's time to think about what to do during the internship. Other than observing the workplace and learning from what your supervisor requests for you to try, there are other things you can do to maximise your learning and give your colleagues a good impression of you. Also because an internship is a work integrated learning opportunity, it is a most opportune time to develop and practise professional habits that will benefit you even beyond your internship.

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Attending a job interview or meeting someone new can be very daunting experiences. However, it is always important that we make a great first impression and present ourselves with confidence when doing so. While you may not feel 100% confident, there are a number of things that you can do in order to ensure no one will realise you are secretly shaking in your boots.

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More and more students and graduates are using LinkedIn regularly; they are able to connect with a wide variety of professionals to develop their network and support their future career. If you are keen to join these forward thinking graduates in using LinkedIn as a method for connecting with new contacts, read the tips below for correct etiquette.
 

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When companies hire, they usually look for someone who is a good team fit. This is, essentially, someone who will fit into the team or company culture. The company wants to make sure that you will work well with the team and have similar positive behaviours.  

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When preparing for a job interview, we are often preparing ourselves to answer some difficult questions. Some of us may not be aware that there are questions that can be asked in an interview that are in fact illegal.

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Relationship building may seem natural for some, but for a lot of people, it isn’t easy to do. It is important to build relationships with your colleagues to help you gain greater satisfaction at work. Learn 3 easy and effective ways to build relationships with colleagues.  

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While applying for graduate programs or at some point in your career, you may have to attend a group interview. I have been asked by many graduates what they should do to stand out. These top tips that will make you feel more confident when attending a group interview.  

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Make the most of your internship and grasp every opportunity that comes your way. Network with everyone along the way, build relationships with colleagues, learn new skills and make each moment count.  

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Recruitment Consultants provide a vital link between clients and candidates. They work closely with client companies to build relationships and gain a better understanding of their recruitment needs and requirements. Here are 5 tips on how to build strong relationships and work effectively with your Recruitment Consultant.

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In a competitive job market and with recruiters or hiring managers interviewing several candidates for one role; it is important to stand out from the crowd. This means helping out where needed, going above and beyond to impress, being honest and professional as well as showing enthusiasm for the job and the other colleagues. 

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When you graduate, you have all the theoretical knowledge but may lack practical skills that are gathered through experience. Why not give yourself a head start and read these books by business leaders who have gotten where they are today through trial and error? Learn from them and you may be able to apply some of your new knowledge throughout your internship or first job.

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More than just simply showing up with a smile on your face and completing your daily allocated tasks, an internship is an excellent opportunity to learn new skills, meet new people and develop yourself professionally in a ‘real’ work environment. Your internship is one of the best avenues to practise professional work habits. Here are 9 valuable habits to develop during your internship.

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First impressions could either make or break your chances of securing an internship. The very moment you step foot in your interviewer’s office, before you’ve uttered a single word or have even had a chance to close the door behind you, an opinion of you has already been formed. Make sure that opinion is positive and counts. Here are a few tips to ensure you are noticed in the right way.

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