Honesty is the best policy!

I’ve lost count of the amount of times I ask why someone is interested in a role, and they respond “I have always wanted to work in that” This really gets my goat! Why? Let’s take a recent example of this where someone had a first degree in a completely unrelated subject to their masters…

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Planning for the difficult questions – making use of your experience

Interviews are an art form in themselves and as we enter the time of year when graduates are entering the job market, it’s important to maximise every opportunity you have. Here are some tips on competency based interviews based on feedback from our own experiences as account managers here at Step. Many competency based questions…

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10 Steps towards stress-free (ish) exams

I know personally that exams can be a really hard and stressful time of the year at university, but if you think about what you’re doing, prepare and look after yourself during this time, you’ll feel a lot better about it. These are just a few tips that I picked up over my three years…

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Parent Power

There has been much talk in the world of employability recently about the power of parents in a graduate’s quest to embark upon their perfect career. Here at Step, we regularly receive phone calls from well-meaning parents, fact finding on behalf of their offspring. The tone of these conversations can range from exasperated and desperate…

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Maximising Opportunity

As a student or graduate, you need to make the most of the opportunities available to you. One such opportunity, which is a great platform to meet potential employers and to learn to network, is careers fairs. Most Universities hold these at least once a year (but often, there will be one per semester). However,…

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From placement to permanent – the Cherry on top

Our guest blog was written by Cherry Mallam, an Information and Communication Technology student from Southampton Solent University. She was placed as a support desk administrator at a software company for her year in industry placement and is now in a permanent position until she goes back to university.  My role is support desk administrator at a software company. The company customises…

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Graduates, innovation and growth

One of the main issues raised by clients when discussing their future talent needs with us is the increasing challenge of finding suitably experienced hires.   As a result,  more and more are looking at new graduates as a part of a longer term strategy to support their business growth plans and related skills needs.…

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Opening New Doors – Georgia

Our guest blog is written by Georgia, who has completed an undergraduate degree in Geography from Bristol University. She recently completed a Renewable Energy Internship via our partners WEXO, at a company that invest in and manage renewable energy projects throughout the UK. I’m currently completing an internship at a small renewable energy company called Belltown Power…

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James Grey – Renewing Aspirations

Our guest blog is written by James Grey, who has completed post-graduate study in Economics and Policy of Energy and the Environment, and also has an undergraduate degree in European Social and Political Studies from UCL. He recently completed a Renewable Energy Internship via our partners WEXO, at a company that invest in and manage renewable energy…

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