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Created 06/12/2012 16:11 Last updated 21/05/2013 13:14
I graduated six years ago. Yes, that’s right. I have been a graduate twice as long as I was ever a student. But it’s only been in recent years that I finally understood the need for a cover letter. I spent my uni days and early career thinking a cover letter was a bit of a waste of time and pointless repetition of my CV. I would start sentences with the phrase “as you can see on my CV blah blah” or “I’d like to draw your attention to xyz experience” which I now realise was a waste of valuable persuasion space!(Comments 12)
Created 06/12/2012 16:08
Ever feel like you have no idea what it is that graduate employers are actually looking for? We have all been there. But to help, we went and asked them!(Comments 0)
Created 06/12/2012 15:25 Last updated 06/12/2012 15:34
Calling all 2011 and 2012 UK graduates – in return for completing an online questionnaire about your perspective on the graduate job market, you have a chance to win an iPad mini!(Comments 0)
Created 06/12/2012 14:57 Last updated 03/04/2013 09:24
The most useful feedback on my first attempt at a graduate CV was “so what?” This pearl of wisdom was given to me rather bluntly by my university careers service. I was rather hoping that they would either tell me my CV was brilliant, or tell me in very specific detail what I had to say to make it brilliant. Instead I got “so what?” So why was this so useful?(Comments 1)
Created 07/09/2012 12:46 Last updated 20/05/2013 22:46
Graduate employers, large and small, from across Yorkshire and the Humber came together last night for the Yorkshire Graduate Employer of the Year Awards. The awards, founded by Graduates Yorkshire, are to celebrate the commitment to the personal and professional development of Yorkshire’s graduates by the region’s employers. The awards were supported and sponsored by the Yorkshire Universities.(Comments 115)
Created 31/07/2012 17:50 Last updated 28/08/2012 14:29
If you graduated this year no doubt you have been scouring jobs sites and doing plenty of soul searching to work out what (and where) your ideal job is, and the career path you’d like to follow. But how do you make sure you are ready when you finally see it- the prefect job, at the perfect company, that you simply must have!?(Comments 0)
Created 27/07/2012 12:53 Last updated 31/07/2012 17:50
It’s a triple whammy of celebration for Graduates Yorkshire today. Not only is it Yorkshire Day (our favourite day of the year!) it is also our fifth birthday, and to top it off we have also reached the amazing milestone of having 50,000 graduates registered on our site!(Comments 0)
Created 27/07/2012 11:52 Last updated 27/07/2012 12:03
We need to ask a small favour- just 30 seconds of your time to nominate us. We’re in the running for the Best Regional Jobsite Award at the National Online Recruitment Awards. To get into the finals we need to get as many nominations as possible.
Nomination is super quick and easy. Just click on the blue box to the left and answer a couple of multiple choice questions and submit. That’s it- Job done!(Comments 0)
Created 24/04/2012 11:38
Against a background of continuing globalisation and technological change, employers need graduates who can compete in global markets and are equipped to meet global challenges.
You may be an expert in your field of study but do you have the skills to compete in today’s global market?(Comments 0)
Created 24/04/2012 11:26 Last updated 24/04/2012 11:28
In February we launched the Big Grad Survey 2012. The survey looks at your experience of the graduate labour market in Yorkshire and one thing is for sure. You certainly have a lot to say on the subject! We got over 1,200 responses in the first two days of the launch and in excess of 3,300 in total.(Comments 0)