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Peak interview season is approaching – time to prepare for interview formats old and new

We’re into interview season for a variety of internships and graduate jobs – so time to get up to speed with some of the changes in interview format, and get prepping! For a quick overview of the different types of … Continue reading

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Experience Works – one philosophy student’s experience of an Employ.Ed internship

In anticipation of our ExperienceWorks campaign, beginning 6th Nov, I’m delighted to share insights from 3rd year philosophy and politics student Iwona, on her experience of  an Employ.Ed on Campus Internship last summer. Last summer I was an Employ.Ed on Campus Intern, and I’m … Continue reading

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Get up to speed – there are changes afoot in graduate recruitment practices

The latest finding from the ISE (Institute of Student Employers) 2017 Annual Survey highlight some interesting changes in the selection processes used by employers. The biggest change in selection activities is the increase in the use of video interviewing. Only 6% of … Continue reading

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Interviews – be a STAR…..

….shine in your interviews!  Whether it’s your first graduate job, summer internship or work experience, make sure you display STAR qualities in your interview. With questions such as: ‘Tell me about a time when you worked in a team…. ….when … Continue reading

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Train to teach psychology in schools in Scotland – still open for applications.

If you want to teach psychology at secondary school level in Scotland, well now you can! The University of Strathclyde is pioneering the first such course for the academic year 2016-17, and it’s still taking applications now, so get yours in … Continue reading

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Great leadership opportunity – on your doorstep!

There’s a great  Global Leader Experience taking place right here in Edinburgh in Innovative Learning Week 2016. This event is inspired by Common Purpose which runs leadership development programmes in cities across the world that enable people to work together to solve … Continue reading

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Are you creative, innovative, disruptive, or entrepreneurial…….?

…… (and many PPLS students are…..eg read how Philosophy grad Ryan set up his own media company) then Enterprise Week 16-20 November 2015 is for you! This year, to coincide with Global Entrepreneurship Week, Edinburgh University is hosting its first ‘Enterprise … Continue reading

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