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The NUS guide to taking a gap year

The NUS guide to taking a gap year

Tuesday 15 May 2018

Ah the gap year. It is now seen by many young people as the defining formative experience of their life, the once in a lifetime opportunity to get out there and see the world just before or after entry into higher education or further study. Whether we party our way throughout the tropical beaches of South-East Asia or devote a portion of our lives to humanitarian work in the developing world, gap years are now heralded as something we should all strive to participate in.  

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What skills do employers want?

What skills do employers want?

Thursday 19 April 2018

With so many graduates applying for each role, you must demonstrate that you possess the employability skills that recruiters are looking for While the knowledge and skills required may vary from job to job, it's imperative that in your application forms you convey how you've gained the core attributes that you think would make you a worthwhile addition to the organisation. Here are some of the most common key skills that graduate employers will expect you to demonstrate. It's vital that you understand these skills, and how you can show that you've developed them, in order to write a successful job application.

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Job hunting and social media

Job hunting and social media

Thursday 19 April 2018

Using online platforms such as Facebook and LinkedIn to create profiles and engage in networking is an effective way to impress employers and boost your chances of landing a job With High Fliers' The Graduate Market in 2017 report confirming that graduate recruiters continued to increase their use of social media during 2016/17, there are no excuses not to be well-connected - as you could end up losing out on opportunities. Googling yourself and seeing what comes up in the search is a good place to start, suggests Rachel Basger, graduate talent manager at The Hut Group. 'Lots of employers are using social media to advertise roles, target potential employees and check out applicants.'

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