Stories By 'Suzanne Bearne'
Ripping open up the envelope to see you’ve received a 2.2 or below may not be how you envisaged starting life as a graduate, but don’t be disheartened: a lower degree classification doesn’t mean you’ve hindered your chances of securing your dream career, whatever that might be.
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Step inside G Adventures’ office in London, and you may never want to leave. A welcome sign illuminates visitors’ names as they enter the office, and the décor is far from bland—Beatles- and royals-themed meeting rooms await. The travel company’s staff get one complementary family trip per year, and every Friday, employees from all sides of the business are encouraged to hang out and drink beers in its downstairs meeting room.
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Public speaking can make even the most confident person turn wobbly at the knees. But today, addressing a crowd is part of the job spec across many roles, whether a fundraising manager for a charity or an account executive.
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Work experience can really set you apart from your peers. Whether you’ve sorted a week working at a magazine, a month at an engineering firm or a few days shadowing your local plumber, the skills and experience you pick up can help you to stand out in an increasingly competitive job market.
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