Time flies when you’re having fun – Charlie Williams

Charlie Williams is a Manchester Metropolitan University student studying BA(Hons) Sport Marketing Management. She is currently on her Sports Marketing Sandwich Placement year at PUMA. Winner of the Step Blog Competition 2015 Suddenly I am already 2 months into my placement, I think the famous phrase is ‘Time flies when you’re having fun!’ So, where do I start?! I could…

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Preparing for a Skype interview

At Step we use Skype a lot, whether it’s for an interview, a way of meeting the candidates, or to do your pre-start checks (passport check, payment schedule etc). It is still extremely important to be professional when using Skype, so we’ve listed a few tips to help. Is your Skype ID professional and appropriate? Remember…

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The keys to graduate success…

‘My degree is next to worthless’… Well at Step we tend not to agree. This BBC article reports on  the fact that it is not always possible to find a job directly related to your course of study, resulting in a feeling by some forlorn graduates  of it all having been a waste of time.…

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My Placement Diary – Miranda Williams

Miranda is a BA Business and Management Undergraduate at the University of Reading. She recently started a Step sandwich placement with Coppenrath & Weise, Europe’s largest producer of frozen desserts.  We know interns can have a range of feelings at the very start of their placement as they are often entering the world of work…

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Lies, damned lies and graduate starting salaries

What is the current average graduate salary? And does it matter? Last week the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR)told the world that new graduates could expect to earn a salary in the region of £28,000 and since this was the average, one could expect that even better graduates could earn even more. Straight out of university. The…

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Reasons you could have been rejected

You’ve just spent hours upon hours applying for various jobs around the country and have lost count of how many times you have resaved your CV and cover letter. If that rejection email comes through, it leaves you feeling disappointed but mostly disheartened. Don’t wrack your brain for hours on end causing endless worry and…

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Are you really on social media?

We don’t need media to be more social, but could our business personas do with a bit more attention? I am betting that most people reading this will have at least 3 different social media accounts. I myself have Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and technically Google+ (although we are all agreed that no one really…

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A positive environment – Charlotte Hewitt

Our guest blog is written by Charlotte Hewitt, an Environmental Monitoring, Modelling and Management Masters graduate from King’s College London. She took an internship with Avondale, who provide vegetation management solutions for high risk industries, and has recently secured a permanent role. I started on my internship as a trainee ecologist with Avondale Environmental Services a month after initially…

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