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Taking a Gap Year- The Pros and Cons

You have to admit, the typical notion of what a gap year involves is certainly a tempting prospect, especially upon finishing secondary school and face the immediate prospect of beginning a lengthy rigorous university career. When we think ‘Gap Year’ we generally imagine 12 months (or thereabouts) spent backpacking your way across the farthest reaches […]

How to become an archaeologist

Not to be confused with a paleontologist, who excavates and studies dinosaurs (career guide to follow) an archaeologist is an anthropologist concerned with the study of prehistoric people and their cultures… well thats the bare bones of it at least.  In truth its a very varied and complex role which encompasses a wide range of […]

4 Ways Working Abroad Can Make You More Employable

Given the highly competitive nature of the British job market, it’s no surprise individuals are doing whatever they can to get ahead of the competition. Whether it’s further education, extra training, unpaid internships or volunteer positions, we’ll do it — as long as it means standing out from the crowd and getting closer to that […]

5 Tips for Starting Your Career in Accountancy

Despite the global economic recession of recent years, choosing a career in accountancy remains a wise move as every company requires such skills. Rather than simply being a sedate number-cruncher, accountancy can be an ideal profession for those with lofty aspirations and a global outlook. Whether you wish to join the Big Four or seize […]

The American Dream: Why do British scientists go to the USA?

It’s easy to see the attraction of becoming a scientist. If you want to make sense of the world, improve people’s lives, discover things that no-one knows about the world and travel the planet to make a positive difference then science is the key to doing all of these things. Many of the brightest and […]

Choosing a career- What to do when you haven’t got a clue!

Choosing a career- What to do when you haven’t got a clue! When we are young we are led to believe an age old myth “work hard and you will have a great career”… it is a belief which sadly (and often quite swiftly) evaporates upon leaving school/university/college and entering the ‘real world’. That is […]

Looking out for Graduate Schemes

Looking out for Graduate Schemes The current job climate requires that little extra to get ahead in life and things like internships, though good, do have their limits. Anybody graduating from university needs to be getting the correct training, whilst being paid at the same time and the likes of internships certainly don’t pay (most […]

Career opportunities for fresh Graduates

After finishing university almost every one of us faces the fact that the scheme ‘enter college→ keep your grades high→ obtain a prestigious diploma→ accept one of the job offers’ has nothing to do with the harsh reality and successful graduation doesn’t guarantee any employment prospects. Today it is almost self-evident that your marketable major […]

Studying for an MBA – Things to Consider

A Masters of Business Administration qualification might not be a career maker or breaker, but it might just be what you need to make the next step in your career. Note that we say ‘next’. An MBA is not an entry-level qualification to be undertaken by those who have yet to build up any business […]

5 Ways to fill a Gap Year

If you’ve been thinking of taking a Gap Year before you embark on the next stage of your career journey, it’s pretty much a given that you should plan how you spend it well in advance. Virtually all employers these days will expect that time out to have been time well spent. In an employer’s […]

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