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Tips for foreign students in the workplace

Having a good degree can open many doors for you, and your career is very likely plotted out in some way. However, these days, a degree is simply not enough, and if you want to optimise your future, you need to consider ways of making your CV look more professionally rounded. In a time when competition is fierce, and every job has more applicants than they can feasibly interview, it is vital that your CV gets you into the interview room and that you have something to say when you get there. The best way to accomplish this is through extracurricular activities, and whether that means a part-time job in a field relevant to your studies, unpaid work experience or even simply volunteering for a local charity, having non-academic achievements on your CV can go a long way to improving your interview chances. However, before you start applying for every job you can find, it's important that you're aware of your rights.

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Interesting Things Students Can Do without Ever Leaving London

Going to university in London is quite an exciting time in your life, and even though you are young and anxious to get out and about in the world, you may have little time on your hands to go out 'prowling.' Whether you want to really focus on studying for that degree, or simply don't have the budget to do a lot of travelling, there are many things students can do without ever leaving London. Here are a few.

Study Foreign Languages for Fun and Future

Most often you are in school to learn a specific career. Although there may be a few electives that enable you to take an odd course or two, the tuition you've paid covers your degree courses and typically there isn't much left over. Even so, what happens if you are studying for a career that is likely to bring you to foreign lands to work? Wouldn't it be nice to study foreign languages on the side, such as Mandarin Chinese or Spanish? Those are two of the languages most used in commerce, other than English that is, and you simply can't go wrong taking the time to learn another language that will help further you in your chosen field.

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Why Do Many Students Need Math Homework Help

At some point in a student's life, he or she will require extra help in their difficult subject. Parents sometimes wait until there is already a problem at school and the student is already struggling with topics that he or she finds confusing or complex. This should not be the case, engaging the service of a math homework help assistant will give an advantage to the student.

Homework helpers and tutors does not only provide academic assistant to student, but being able to solve their math problems with ease also boosts their confidence at school. They will no longer dread being called to recite and solve their homework the following day because they are prepared and they know that it is correct. 

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3 jobs that are PERFECT for students

If there’s one thing students are known for, it’s travelling the path less taken to make a few quid. In the mad and rushing world of student life, where parties, endless cramming sessions and awkwardly scheduled tutorials make the idea of holding down a fulltime job an impossibility, doing the jobs that no one else will has become something of a rite of passage for pre-graduates.

But they don’t all have to be miserable, drudging experiences. Make the right search and you’ll be able to experience fun and quirky jobs that will take you to a variety of different situations.

So what jobs have we found that can give you an amazing student experience?

The right scent

The right sort of smell is vital to a businesses’ success, although most of them don’t realise it. But with a pongy workplace or retail space, customers will head for the exit quickly.

Enter scent marketing, the most ground-breaking form of promotion right now. Scent marketers create smells from scratch for clients, providing them with signature scents that they can use to satisfy their customers’ nostrils.

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Five Things Recruiters Wished You Knew


Recently it was reported that recruiters spend an average of eight seconds scanning a CV or application before deciding whether it either deserves further attention or - more likely - ends up on the reject pile. With so many applicants for some desirable positions it is essential that candidates format their application in a way that will instantly appeal to the recruitment team. Of course, it's no guarantee of success, but the best way of minimising the chances of being instantly rejected is to follow these five guidelines.

1. Be transparent & chronological

An applicant's previous work history is the first thing that a prospective employer will look at. As proud as a candidate may be of their sterling academic success, the fact is that the recruiter will already presume that these match the job description. Any vagueness or unexplained gaps are a huge no-no because it will lead them to presume the worst, that you may have been fired or stormed out in a blaze of self-righteous fury.

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