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Post Graduation options – taking a GAP year…

Post Graduation options – taking a GAP year… One of the obvious alternatives to finding immediate employment after University is the GAP year. Apparently the “year out” or GAP year first became a popular option in the UK in the 1960’s (what a surprise!), However, take away the image of loads of middle class Grads […]

Gap Year and Working Abroad Tips for Recent Graduates – A guest post by Graduate Sam Murray

Following University, the opportunity to fulfil a gap year abroad, both working and travelling seemed ideal and an opportunity not to be missed. Promoted by prospective employers and the chosen route for a lot of fellow peers I jumped upon the bandwagon and chose one of the more popular routes of travelling from the UK […]

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 […]

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 […]

Alternatives to the 9 to 5?

When you have lost your job or have graduated with no job in sight, the next step you take is entirely up to you. For many the normal route is to get back to the 9 to 5 as quickly as possible. This of course is not your only choice. From career shifting to career […]

Filling a Gap Year – Basic Tips

If you’re at the stage in your career where a Gap Year is an appealing prospect, then it’d be fair to say that planning and preparation is key. There is no sense in taking deliberate time out if you don’t actually have a clue how you will spend it. Since employers will expect you to […]

How to Handle a Gap Year

Whether you haven’t achieved the exam results that you’d hoped for or you simply want a bit of a break before undertaking the next step on your career journey, taking a Gap Year can be the most logical thing to do. Of course, it’s always best if you can plan ahead so that you can […]

Facing up to the Future – two Graduates get clever to pay off student debts!

When TheEmployable heard of two recent unemployed university graduates, who came up with the wacky idea of selling advertising space on their faces for a whole year to pay off their student debts, we thought this was a story we really needed to follow!  Could approaching companies to advertise on their faces, really lead to […]


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