Monday, 21 December 2009

What do you really want as a graduate?

Instead of thinking about your desired end ('a job'), think about what you really want long-term. People are often told that they should come to a decision very fast, but it is much more productive to work out what it is that drives you. Even if you think you know what you want to do, the challenge is to be sure. What are your aspirations? So you want to work in 'marketing' - why? And what exactly is marketing? And what area do you want to work in? And for whom? The better you can pinpoint your target, the quicker you will get there.

Monday, 14 December 2009

Be a Confident Graduate

A graduate's personality or attitude is just as important as their skill level. You can teach an employee a skill, but some say it is nearly impossible, to change aspects of someone's personality. A confident graduate knows what they want, are proud of their accomplishments and have a desire to advance within a company. With confidence at the forefront of your personality people will see professionalism, gain trust in your expertise and ultimately give you more responsibility.

Monday, 7 December 2009

Graduate Recruitment Isn't Just Seasonal

Don't assume that graduate recruiters only hire at certain times of the year. A large portion of companies recruit all year round and there is no seasonal slowdown over the breaks such as Christmas and New Year. As part of the GRB talent pool you should stay vigilant with your ear to the ground in these periods. Give yourself a competitive advantage by continuing to search and apply for new graduate opportunities as new jobs are listed everyday. If GRB only recruited at certain times of the year, what would we do to fill in the gaps!