First Job as A Fresh Graduate in Open Source Web Development

If you have just graduated and are looking for your first job in the field, be prepared for sharks who want to hire you to cover for holiday, or to solve a problem within their company using your fresh thinking. If you have found one of these companies they will lie about the starting wage that was advertised and pay you significantly less, and if your desperate or too eager to work you will most likely take the job anyway. So if you have ended up in one of these companies and been let go soon after, then don’t fret. List the work you did as freelance for the duration... Read More »

Software Engineering Graduate Scheme at Travis Perkins

If your looking to start your career in software engineering and want to work for a great company, then Travis Perkins offer a well structure graduate program that will open up new doors for you and your career. Usually the starting salary is around £25,000 PA, and you will be among the best and brightest of graduates working on some truly exciting and engaging projects. But you have to be prepared to work hard in a fast paced environment, and adhere to deadlines to complete the work that you are given on time. If this has interested you then you should look online for the Software Engineering graduates Schemes and when... Read More »

University Degree or Work Experience?

When you graduate University you may find that you can’t get work because you don’t have any commercial experience in the field that your going into, and your degree is just not enough to open the doors for you. On the inverse you may find that your degree is enough to get you through the door without work experience, but usually it’s only with the Graduate Schemes and Internships that a Degree holds any weight when trying to start out in the field your qualified in. With the Internships they are often unpaid and you have to work very hard against fierce completion on your own saved income, or income... Read More »

Graduate Opportunities With Barclays.

If you are a graduate with a relevant background that will be well suited for a career at Barlcays, then you should look at applying for one of their graduate opportunities on their website. Barclays have a large global presence and a diverse range of employees from all kinds of different backgrounds. Whether your going for a finance related role, IT, sales, marketing, customer services, etc… they have a wide range of opportunities to suit your needs. You can follow Barclays on Twitter and keep up to date with their latest news and what’s going on in their company, so if your interested in taking up a role with Barclays you can be... Read More »

Using LinkedIn To Showcase Skills and Experiences

If you are a recent graduate with various skills, abilities and experiences from University and some Freelance based work, you should ideally have an account on LinkedIn. If you have an account on Linked in already then you should do all you can to showcase what your good at and what you are looking for in order to be headhunted by companies looking to hire within your field of expertise’s. If you don’t have an account on LinkedIn, it’s best to create one and start opening up the doors to new opportunities. If your visible and have something to showcase your more likely to be head hunted by various companies who... Read More »