Managing problems


You have been invited to an interview, you’ve researched the company and have prepared some great answers. You’re feeling confident and are ready to go but what do you wear?

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Ok, so dressing well is not going to guarantee you that placement however, first impressions are extremely important and if you are well presented, you are sending the right messages to the employer without even opening your mouth.

Not only will dressing well impress the company manager but if you feel good about yourself it will boost your confidence, which will shine through in your interview.

I spoke to a number of second year students who have recently nailed their placement interview however, I didn’t want to know about their perfectly prepared answers but whether they had opted for a tie or no tie! (more…)


Work etiquette – our guide to starting on placement

The leap from student life to office life can be daunting, with so many unwritten office rules how can you be sure you’re on the right track?  Hopefully our etiquette guide can help you through the first few weeks and help you stay on the right side of your colleagues and, more importantly, your boss.

Ask questions

If you’re unsure of anything, ask! You’re new, nobody expects you to know it all and it’s always better to ask and learn than to do something wrong. (more…)

Tips to get the most from your placement

The world of work can be a daunting place but fear not Azania McFarlane, BA (Hons) Marketing Management, has put together her top tips for making the most of your time on placement.

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Ok, so you’ve bagged the placement of your choice and finally got your foot in the door. But what’s next? It can be very overwhelming at first, but exciting too! I’ve put together a list of tips to help you out during your placement and beyond. (more…)

Making sure you have a purpose day to day on placement


There are some aspects of placement that get over looked when giving advice to other students. One of them being, what happens if you feel you aren’t being given a lot of responsibility and a chance to shine?

This happened to me recently and unfortunately it will happen to someone else embarking on a placement too!

It therefore only seems right to share how I quickly overcame a really rubbish, unmotivated feeling. (more…)