The 10 most popular Careers Group articles of 2015

Posted by Harry Picken on 11 January 2016

2015 was a busy year in higher education. It saw a higher education Green Paper, the proposal of a teaching excellence framework, and more students than ever seeking career advice from their university. But, let's not forget the hundreds of blogs published by The Careers Group for offering news and career advice for students, graduates, career centres and employers.

2015 also saw us launch a new-look blog platform where you can subscribe to email updates in addition to a new blog dedicated to graduate recruiters.

But which articles had you clicking the most? Here are the top 10 most-read of 2015.


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Topics: Jobs and Internships, Peace, Politics and Policy, employability skills, CVs and applications, career choice, Postgraduate study, international development, entrepreneurship

How to nail your personal statement

Posted by Gemma Ludgate on 14 October 2014

The personal statement: what are universities looking for?

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Topics: CVs and applications, Veterinary Science

The ‘Hobbies and Interests’ section on your CV

Posted by careers consultant on 28 July 2014

I have seen hundreds of students for appointments to talk about CVs and if there is one section that consistently causes confusion it is the hobbies and interests portion. The key is to use the space wisely. Or if you can’t, don’t use it at all. The absolute worst is to plug something into the section for the sake of it. This approach usually results in vague or meaningless statements.

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Topics: CVs and applications, law

My top 5 tips for applying for graduate entry to veterinary medicine

Posted by Gemma Ludgate on 24 July 2014

Here at RVC I help our Bioveterinary Science BSc students through their applications for graduate entry to veterinary medicine courses at RVC, at other UK vet schools and increasingly in Europe.

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Topics: CVs and applications, Veterinary Science

Exciting new FREE online careers course

Posted by Gemma Ludgate on 22 May 2014

Please note this course is now over.

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Topics: CVs and applications, Veterinary Science, career choice, Interviews

The Best International Careers Resource: GoinGlobal

Posted by Mark Gilbert on 17 January 2014

Here at International Futures we’re all very excited about our online international careers research tool – GoinGlobal. It’s a premium website which allows you to search for literally millions of jobs, internships and volunteering opportunities, across the globe. Whatever your career goals, and wherever you plan to work, GoinGlobal allows you to find the opportunities that are right for you.

As well as the powerful job search function, GoinGlobal also offers a superb employer directory detailing over 400,000 companies worldwide (yes, 400,000). This is an invaluable source of market intelligence, giving you the lowdown on the top employers in any given sector, across the globe. Want to work for an accountancy firm in Papua New Guinea? Find them on GoinGlobal – along with contact details, number of employees and annual sales. This allows you to determine who is likely to be recruiting, and how to contact them.

Last – but by no means least – the site features dozens of extremely detailed country profiles. These give you the lowdown on individual country’s’ major job sites, graduate recruitment fairs, professional organisations and masses of other useful info. You’ll also find interview etiquette tips for a particular country, visa and tax information, networking groups, CV & cover letter guidelines, advice on relocating, cultural information, and much, much more.

I know I’m gushing about this site, but it really is a bit special; and so easy to use. Here’s the catch – it’s a premium, subscription service. This means’ you can’t just access it freely. Your college may already subscribe (most of the University of London colleges do), so you’ll need to contact your careers service to find out how to get a personal account. Once signed up, you can use it from any computer, anywhere you are, where you’ll find a whole world of careers at your finger tips. Enjoy!

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Topics: networking, job hunting, employability skills, CVs and applications, Working abroad, law, career choice, International Students, Interviews

Can you beat this creative CV?

Posted by IsabelFrazer on 20 November 2013

Back in June, our sister blog Develop Your Career looked at creative CVs - when to use them, what to include and the ever-important reminder to back up your style with some serious substance. While there were some fine examples, this playable CV in the style of Super Mario takes the game to the next level:

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Topics: CVs and applications, creative industries

A-Z of Training Contract Applications 2013

Posted by Stephen Gurman on 4 July 2013

Application deadlines are just around the corner, so here's an alphabetised list of tips for those of you in the thick of it all:

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Topics: CVs and applications, law

Creative CVs

Posted by Amanda Taylor on 28 June 2013

It’s approaching that time of year when many new graduates are seeking their first entry into the world of full time employment.

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Topics: CVs and applications, creative industries

Seven questions we always hear about CVs

Posted by IsabelFrazer on 21 June 2013

Yesterday I spent the day at The London Graduate Fair (from The Careers Group and - with over 80 exhibitors, several thousand visitors and millions of career-related opportunities. Well, perhaps not millions, but I saw a lot of potential jobs, internships and work experience placements being set up in that room. And all on the most humid day of the year, so hats off (and jackets and ties) to all involved.

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Topics: CVs and applications, creative industries

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