#FridayFive: Five Reasons to do a Placement Year

This post originally appeared on StudentJobUk, which you can read here. Last year I undertook a placement year in London, as part of my business with public relations degree. The year in industry was completely optional, but I already knew when first applying for the course that I wanted to carry…

Guest Post: What It’s Like to Intern in Amsterdam

This article was written by Megan Bryant, an Online Marketer for StudentJob UK.  A little over a year ago, I was offered the position to work as an Online Marketer at Netherland’s largest recruitment agency, YoungCapital, to manage their UK website (known here as StudentJob). In 2018, I packed my…

#PlacementSeries: How to Ace the Interview

I started this #PlacementSeries last year, writing posts about cover letters, CVs, when and where to start looking etc. – but I’ve realised that I never actually finished the process. On Monday, I had started to write a general post about why we shouldn’t fear interviews and wondered if I’d…

How to Make the Most of Your Placement Year

Second post of the week. So far, so good. Just three more days to go! For this one I thought I’d write about how to make the most of your placement year, because I definitely tried my best and in result, had the best year of my life. If you’re…

#PlacementSeries: Time to Get Organised

Now that you’ve got your CV and Cover Letters ready to go, applications are going to start opening for next year’s positions. And you’re going to need to keep on top of the game. Below are a few tips on how to stay organised while trying to juggle placement applications,…

#PlacementSeries: How to Write the Perfect Cover Letter

Pay close attention to this one. In my opinion, this is the part that secures you the interview. Your CV helps, but it’s your cover letter that really lets the employer know if you want to work there and if you’re serious about the position. Be prepared to spend a…

#PlacementSeries: How to Make Your CV Stand Out

The dreaded CV. A mundane task for the best of us. How do we convey how amazing we are by not coming across as cocky? Impossible. How do we condense everything that we want to say onto one page or two? More importantly, how can we make a CV stand…

#PlacementSeries: When and Where to Start Looking

This started out as one blog post about securing a year-long placement, however I realised once I had started on my second point that I was 2,000 words deep. And hence, the single blog post turned into a series which will be full of valuable advice for those searching for…