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LinkedIn: Dos and Don’ts

Image: Pixabay [Raymond Adekolu | Contributing Writer] Have you ever wondered what to do on LinkedIn, to maximize your success in connecting with others? In what follows, you with discover the five mistakes people make on LinkedIn that are killing their success when connecting with others, and five things that you can adopt to improve your success in connecting with others. 1) Do: have a professional profile picture I know this sounds like common sense, but it seems as though

Gloomy prospects as graduates apply for twenty or more jobs before securing work

[Shelby Loasby | News Sub Editor] Graduate jobs forum WikiJob has suggested in recent research that today’s graduates expect to apply for twenty jobs or more, before they secure a work placement. WikiJob surveyed over 1,000 of its forum contributors, all of whom are graduate job-seekers. The survey found that 45% of them believe that they need to submit applications for at least twenty graduate schemes before they receive a job offer. Competition has grown even more fierce ov

Preparing for Life after Graduation

The final year and beyond [Sophie Patten and Ferdouse Akhter | Contributing Writers] The ‘Preparing for Life After Graduation’ workshop was recently held for final year students in order for them to understand the variety of skills which they can bring to the workplace. With presentations from a range of speakers, the session prepared students for the process of applying for jobs and graduate schemes, and gave them an insight into the minds of employers. Speakers stressed th