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The team at Gradplus are pleased to provide you with coverage of the key issues and stories in the graduate sector.

07/02/2014

Which missing skills are causing the UK skills gap?

There's been a lot of talk recently about the perceived skills gap in the UK workforce. The new National Curriculum being introduced in September is in part designed to address this skills shortfall and various surveys and studies suggest that employers in many different sectors have found it difficult to fill certain roles. read more...

07/02/2014

Graduate vacancies to rise by 10%

The number of vacancies for university graduates is set to rise by 10.2% overall according to a new survey published by the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR). read more...

07/02/2014

Should you give freelancing a go?

Freelancing appeals to a lot of people and it does have a lot of benefits. You are essentially self-employed but can often set up with a lot less initial outlay than starting a small business. You can set your own hours, build your experience and skills and it's possible to earn decent money. read more...

07/02/2014

Why you should consider volunteering

Voluntary work by its very nature means giving up your time and your enthusiasm for free. It might not be paid work but volunteering can benefit everyone involved, including you, the people or project you are working with and the charity or organisation running it. read more...

07/02/2014

What can you do with your modern language degree?

The number of people studying foreign languages at degree level has dropped, with the most recent figures suggesting a decline of 14% in 2012 when compared to the previous year. read more...

03/02/2014

Do you have the skills that employers need?

You've worked hard to get your degree, probably building up huge debts in the process, only to be told that the qualification has been 'devalued'. read more...

03/02/2014

Common CV mistakes and how to avoid them

If you have recently graduated or you are going to soon, you'll have to master the art of constructing a CV that stands out from the crowd. read more...

03/02/2014

A brief guide to graduate schemes

You might have heard of graduate schemes without being sure what they would actually entail. If so, this isn't really surprising as the format can vary widely from one employer to the next. read more...

03/02/2014

'Big Four' accountancy firms increase their graduate intake

The graduate job market is set to be stronger in 2014 than at any time since 2007, when the financial crisis started to ravage economies worldwide. 

30/01/2014

Now it's your turn; how to ask the right questions in a job interview

“And is there anything you'd like to ask us?”

Most jobhunters will take the time to prepare the questions they are likely to be asked during an interview. There's usually a chance for you to ask your own questions however and not everyone is quite so prepared for that. read more...

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