ScotGrad News Hub

Welcome to the ScotGrad News Hub, where you will find all the latest updates from the ScotGrad team.

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Ask the expert University of Edinburgh

We continue our series where we ask the careers experts to share their knowledge and expertise about successful graduate placements. This week we hear from Susan Bird, careers consultant at University of Edinburgh.

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How to boost your job search face-to-face

In the last instalment of our three-part series on how to maximise your job hunt, we focus on the face-to-face search.

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Ask the Expert: Glasgow Caledonian University

This is the first in the series where we’re asking your careers experts for their best advice. You’ll recognise a few faces, as we tour the country and tap into their world of knowledge.

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Using the internet to boost your job search

The second instalment of our three-part series on how to boost your job hunt focuses on the world-wide web and how it can maximise your chances of finding a role that’s right for you.

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Perfecting your CV: The ScotGrad checklist

Employers can get hundreds of applications for roles they advertise, so it’s vital that your CV is strong from start to finish. To make sure you stand out from the crowd and you’re ticking all the boxes, we’ve created this handy CV checklist.

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Workplace habits to avoid on your placement

For many graduates, a ScotGrad placement is their first taste of working in an office environment. There are certain unspoken dos and don’ts, so ScotGrad’s Cameron Scott reveals his top 10 habits to avoid.

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How to crack the Easter placement hunt

With universities and offices winding down during the holidays, Easter is an eggcellent time to crack on with the hunt for your perfect placement. Our guide reveals how.

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Interview prep: Company research checklist

You’ve heard it from your careers advisors and you’ve read it on our advice blogs so you know - one of the first things you need to do before filling in your application form and heading to your interview is to research the organisation you’re applying for!

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Using social media to boost your job search

In this first instalment of a three-part series on how to boost your job hunt, Janice Wallace from the ScotGrad team explains how to maximise your chances on social media.

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