Careers

Everything You Need to Know About Psychometric Testing

This months blog has been written by JobTestPrep to prepare you with Everything You Need to Know About Psychometric Testing, here goes:  Just About Everything You Need to Know About Psychometric Testing: What do school-leavers searching for apprenticeship and placement opportunities, university students looking for internships, and recent graduates trying to enter the job market have […]

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Securing a Legal Training Contract as a State Educated Student

Our blog this month has been provided by Jonathan Andrews, future Trainee Solicitor at global law firm Reed Smith. Having been state educated himself, Jonathan has kindly shared his top tips to success with PP students – so over to Jonathan!  Like users of Pure Potential, I’m state-educated – I went to my local comprehensive. […]

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5 things I wish I’d known about Tax

If you like to be challenged intellectually, enjoy analysing the facts and are a creative thinker, then maybe you’re ready to follow in the footsteps of EY School Leaver trainee Charlotte. She joined the EY Tax team in Reading 2 years ago and is working towards her first professional qualification at EY, before she moves […]

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Work Experience – A Catch 22 Situation?

In a report out this week, the UK Commission for Employment and Skills found that 66% of employers say that work experience is a crucial factor when recruiting new candidates. We all know how valuable work experience can be at providing young people an insight into a particular job or industry, the chance to develop […]

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Part Three: Creating A Professional Online Image

This is the final instalment of our social media blog post, and I thought it was essential to touch upon the importance of making sure you maintain a professional image online. With more and more recruiters snooping around on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram in the hunt for their perfect candidate, it’s worth spending some time […]

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Part Two: Can You Use Social Media To Get A Job?

Last week’s blog post looked at how students can use LinkedIn to search for jobs. Social media is meant to be just that – a way to share content and take part in online networking. Not many students would instantly pick sites like Facebook and Twitter as a place to research jobs, but this is […]

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Part One: Can You Use Social Media To Get A Job?

There used to be a time when graduates were able to leave university and waltz straight into their dream jobs, but things have changed. With the current job market and economy as it is, students have to be more innovative with their approach in order to stand out from the crowd. Social media was once […]

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The Art of Networking

Networking is a word that gets bashed around a lot and everyone talks about how important it can be. Not to jump on the band wagon but it’s true! We meet thousands of students every year and we try to instil the importance of having excellent communication skills and why these are crucial when networking. […]

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Application Advice from EY

This week’s blog post is brought to you by the EY Schools Recruitment Officer, Harriet who shares some insight into the top five qualities she looks for when recruiting students. As a member of the recruitment team at EY, I am often asked how candidates can stand out during the application process. When looking for […]

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Disability, Disclosure & Employability

As Prince Harry launches the Invictus Games, an international sporting event for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women, it turns our attention to those people who go on to achieve great things in the face of adversity. There are over 11.6 million disabled people in Great Britain and over 34,500 of them are students […]

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What Are You Going To Do With Your Life?!

I was constantly asked this question by my parents, teachers, distant relatives, and people I barely knew. When I told them that I was off to university to read Geography, I always got “that look”. The look where they thought I was a little bonkers and asked if I was going to be a weather […]

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