Saturday, 22 December 2012

Christmas to do list

Tis the season to be jolly! Christmas is fast approaching, whether you’re a student or graduate try to make the most of the holiday. It’s the perfect time to be productive, and plan what you’re going to do over Christmas and the New Year. Ensure you get work experience or a job in 2013 by creating a Christmas to do list.

Before you start your own to do list ensure you’ve thought about the following:-
  • What you want to achieve – perhaps it’s bettering yourself at interviews, gaining work experience or securing your first job. Write this down as your ultimate goal.
  • Think about how you’re going to achieve this – jot down some key words such as, setting aside time and being motivated. Focus on this criteria to inspire your to do list.

Now you can start your to do list. Below are just a few examples of what you might put down.
  • Email a contact you have in the industry, wish them a happy Christmas and enquire about work placements or ask for application advice.
  • Ask a family member or friend for advice.

Online Resources:
  • Use Twitter hash tags to find vacancies
  • Go on sites such as The Guardian Careers blog for careers advice.
  • Use search engines like Google to broaden your research
  • Look back on my blog at all the intern opportunities post, find email addresses and email the companies for work experience.
  • Order yourself some books – e.g. you may be interested in what body language to adopt at interviews.

CV & cover letter
  • Update your CV ready for 2013 and list any upcoming work placements you have scheduled.
  • Perfect your CV and cover letter templates, and then use them as a foundation to tailor your work applications.
  • Post your applications ready for potential employers to receive in the New Year.

Above are just a few examples of what you might put on your own Christmas to do list. Be as specific and varied as you like. The most important thing is to be proactive- get ready to take on 2013. Take the time to create your Christmas to do list and action it! Make your goal your New Year’s resolution.

Lastly, from me, have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year xxx

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Intern Opportunities: 18 December 12

Paid internships

Graduate jobs

Opportunity of the week...

Endeavour Press is a new digital publisher that specialises in both non-fiction and fiction eBooks by bestselling and debut authors. They are offering enthusiastic and enterprising students/graduates, a work experience placement in Publishing. It will involve working from home and in the office, and you will be encouraged to attend events such as book launches and literary festivals in the evening. This is a full time placement that can be undertaken for one month or three months, commencing mid January 2013. In return, Endeavour Press can provide contacts and experience to help you obtain further work experience or a full time job in publishing. We have helped to place a number of previous interns with positions at major publishing houses (including Hodder, Simon & Schuster, Headline). Please feel free to contact Richard Foreman on should you have any questions, send CV to or wish to discuss further. Applicants from in and around London preferred.

This will be the last intern opportunities post until the New Year. Weekly opportunities will recommence on 02 January 2013. 

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Intern Opportunities: 11 December 2012

Paid internships

Graduate jobs

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Intern Opportunities: 04 December 2012

Paid internships

Graduate jobs
If you have an internship you'd like advertised then contact me