Career Development

Five ways to impress on your first day

The first day at a new job can be daunting. But go about it the right way, and you’ll be part of the furniture in no time. Here are our Top 5 ways to impress on your big day…

The top courses to help get you hired October 2015

Looking to learn this month? Here are three of the top courses on right now (no costume required):

Courses & qualifications

The top courses to help you get hired May 2018

Looking to learn something new this month? To help you reach your own potential, here are three life changing courses you could start this May:

How to: Gain essential IT skills (for free)

Want to improve your tech skills? We spoke to vision2learn, one of the UK’s top providers of free courses, to find out how you can gain essential IT skills (for free).

I’m interested in a course, where do I start?

Looking to get qualified, but not sure where to start? Here’s everything you need to know about taking a course, and our advice on how to start learning.

Internships & apprenticeships

A level results day: What are your options?

Just got your A level results, and not sure where to go next? Here are some of our top tips to help you weigh up the options on A level results day:

How to: Earn while you learn

To help you find a way to fit studying around your finances (not to mention your schedule), here are some of our top tips on how to earn while you learn.

NHS Apprenticeships: What you need to know

Always wanted to work for the NHS? Here’s everything you need to know about NHS apprenticeships – and how you can get into them.

Temporary jobs

Ask James: How do I turn a temp job into a permanent role?

Career coach and Chairman of, James Reed, gives his top tips on how to turn your temp role into something more permanent.

Five reasons to start temping

Temporary work is a great way to develop your skills, gain practical work experience, and improve your career prospects. Here are five reasons to start temping: 


Five of the best temp jobs

Not big on commitment? Try temping. To help you decide which role is right for you, here are five of the best temp jobs that you could be doing right now:

Work experience & volunteering

How to start a blog

Need a way to make your application stand out? Try blogging. To help you get-to-grips with building yours, here are our top tips on how to start a blog:

The Gradlife – How to get experience (without experience)

Our blogger, Lydia Randall, gives her top tips on how to build your work experience (when all the jobs you apply for ask for experience to get started).

The Gradlife – Working your way into work experience

Our graduate blogger, Lydia, talks about how she found great work experience placements – and gives her top tips on how to find one that works for you.