7 No-Sweat, Career-Building New Year’s Resolutions

Fed up of all the New Year’s #fitspo posts? (Yeah, me too). Why not give your CV a workout instead! “Getting better at the careers thing” is definitely a resolution that I’ve heard from several peers, so here are some simple new year’s actions to get you started: 1. Revamp your CV: Because honestly, how long has it been since you last had a look at … Continue reading 7 No-Sweat, Career-Building New Year’s Resolutions

5 Ways to Amaze at Insight Days

Insight days are the humble underdog of the application process. Whilst flashy internship offers might seem exciting, insight days give you an early, low-commitment opportunity to explore the diverse career paths available to you and help to shape your career decisions. Take this opportunity to grow your knowledge, experience and yourself – welcome to our beginner’s guide to insight days! What are insight days? Insight … Continue reading 5 Ways to Amaze at Insight Days

5 Essential Steps to Make Any CV Experience Excellent!

Out of all the CV worries I hear, one is the most common: lacking relevant experience. However, once these conversations develop, it becomes clear what the real issue is. It’s not lacking experience, it’s lacking the knowledge of how to frame that experience. From part-time work to sports teams, voluntary work to attending insight days, there is great potential to showcase what you’ve done and what makes … Continue reading 5 Essential Steps to Make Any CV Experience Excellent!

The Top 10 Things Holding Back Your CV

For an internship or grad job, your CV ideally should fit on one single side of A4. Generally, this information is met with disbelief. “What?! I’ve done way more things than that! How am I meant to make it fit?” Believe it or not, this is possible! Whilst online templates give some structure to your CV, often, they include information which is unnecessary or irrelevant … Continue reading The Top 10 Things Holding Back Your CV

The Beginner’s Guide to Spring Weeks

In your first year of studies and want to begin getting some experience in consultancy or finance? One of the easiest ways to do this is through a Spring Week programme. What is a Spring Week? An internship/multiple-day insight during the Easter period. These tend to be between 2 days to a week long, and are often a first look into an industry. These placements … Continue reading The Beginner’s Guide to Spring Weeks

6 Simple Search Strategies to Find Your Perfect Opportunity

“How did you even hear about that? I didn’t even know applications were open!” It often feels like even though there are lots of opportunities out there, they’re impossible to hear about until it’s too late. Many great chances pass applicants by as they just didn’t know they existed. This definitely used to be the case for me, until I changed how I was looking … Continue reading 6 Simple Search Strategies to Find Your Perfect Opportunity

10 Top Terms to Decode Your Internship Application

When I started my university-level internship applications, little did I know I’d soon be learning another language alongside Spanish! Internships and applications have their own terminology to refer to a variety of steps in the process – some of which are pretty obvious, others completely unfamiliar. It’s useful to know the basics when you’re new to the game, so you can figure out what you … Continue reading 10 Top Terms to Decode Your Internship Application

Welcome: Making Women in Business, My Business

  “Izy, don’t you already have enough to do?” My flatmates look sceptical when I mention I want to start blogging again. Somehow, I suspect my stacks of due university reading may have something to do with this. Yet, here we are. Against better judgement and in rival to the limits of my calendar, I have decided to follow a thought developed under the flickering … Continue reading Welcome: Making Women in Business, My Business