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Career Planning

Top Career Opportunities for Graduates in 2017

Top Career Opportunities for Graduates in 2017

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) has released its new Job Outlook 2017 report for new graduates entering the job market this year. Using data from nationwide employer surveys, the annual report forecasts key job market trends and graduate employment opportunities for the upcoming year. Read our summary of the key findings to help you in your career planning.

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Don’t Stop Growing Your Skills!

Don’t Stop Growing Your Skills!

There are lots of ways you can ensure your skills stay up to date while you're searching for employment. Not only will investing in your skills improve your chances of gaining employment, but it will also give you a positive focus when discussing employment gaps to potential employers.  

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Your ePortfolio: Essential Job Marketing Tool

Your ePortfolio: Essential Job Marketing Tool

Having a digital portfolio is a must for ensuring your work is as accessible as possible to all hiring employers searching for candidates with your skills. So what impression does your ePortfolio give to potential employers? Use this checklist to ensure your online portfolio is attracting as many career opportunities as possible.

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5 Types of Jobs You Can Do From Home

5 Types of Jobs You Can Do From Home

Work from home jobs are now more popular than ever before. The spread of flexible working has created remote work opportunities across many different industries. Here are 5 types of jobs you may want to consider.

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How Business Plans for Small Businesses Have Changed

How Business Plans for Small Businesses Have Changed

Once you have an idea for your business, what next? Creating a solid business plan is the very foundation of your business. It will help you map every part and ensure you've done the research and planning necessary for every phase. But are traditional business plan formats still relevant to today's entrepreneur?  

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Cover Letters Aren’t What They Used To Be

Cover Letters Aren’t What They Used To Be

The recruitment process has hugely changed since the start of the 21st century, along with employers' expectations of candidates. But has this affected the use of cover letters? 

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What You Need to Know Before Starting Your Own Business

What You Need to Know Before Starting Your Own Business

Have you ever considered starting your own business? Being self-employed carries as many benefits as it does risks. We've all heard the statistic of 50% of businesses failing within their first year. So what can you do to improve your chances of success? As a business owner with a disability, who successfully made the leap into self-employment himself, Jim Hasse shares valuable tips for anyone thinking about launching a startup. 

 

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5 Reasons to Consider a Career in STEM

5 Reasons to Consider a Career in STEM

Have you ever considered a career in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) field? With the technology revolution, STEM related skills and qualifications are in high demand across almost all industries! Newly created and existing jobs globally, are becoming increasingly data driven and reliant on new technology for economic growth, and being tech savvy is fast becoming an expectation of candidates.... 

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How to Reenter the Workforce As If You Never Left

How to Reenter the Workforce As If You Never Left

Are you considering returning to work after taking time out from employment? It can be difficult transitioning back into the working world. Where do you start? How should you address your absence with new employers? Use these five tips to help make the transition smoother...

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How to Choose an On-the-Job Mentor Who Is Right for You

How to Choose an On-the-Job Mentor Who Is Right for You

Having the guidance and support of a mentor can really boost your career prospects, regardless of your level of experience. You can gain valuable insight into a particular company or field, that would otherwise take you months or years to learn on your own. There are mentorship programs across the country that students and recent graduates can get involved in, and even programs specifically for people with disabilities. But anyone can build a mentoring relationship with peers, whose careers or experience you admire. Here are some factors to keep in mind, when you're searching for a mentor that's right for you.

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