Category: CPD Blog

News, insight, advice and announcements from the CPD team.

How to tie a tie …

Posted March 25, 2014

Back in November I wrote a blog with some tips for women on how to present yourself professionally in the workplace, and I received several requests for tips specifically for men. Let’s be honest – looks count. Dress codes vary between companies, and it is important that you put forward the right image – one … Continue reading How to tie a tie …

What to Expect with CIP Phase 2

Posted March 5, 2014

Rank and Match has now been completed, bringing Phase 1 of CIP to a close. For those students that were not matched, you will move into Phase 2 – which is a slightly difference process than Phase 1.  Below are some things you can expect for Phase 2: New job postings Reposts Positions that went … Continue reading What to Expect with CIP Phase 2

Tips to help you interview confidently!

Posted February 24, 2014

With many students about to begin summer interviews, one piece of advice that they often receive is “to be confident” in an interview.  But how does one do this without coming across as overbearing or aggressive? First Impressions Count! Sometimes, it’s the little things and first impressions that count the most.  Remember, if you’re nervous, … Continue reading Tips to help you interview confidently!

First Impressions Count!

Posted February 6, 2014

It takes just one-tenth of a second for us to judge someone and make our first impression.  First impressions are lasting impressions – so you need to decide how you would like to be remembered! Whether you are meeting with potential employers at a networking event, with the receptionist at the Company you are interviewing … Continue reading First Impressions Count!

Ask yourself … Is your Social Media Employer Ready?

Posted January 28, 2014

Social media is becoming a bigger part of everyday life, and employers are using it to help evaluate potential interview candidates. A simple search can reveal what a candidate has posted on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn. At least three students recently missed out on interview opportunities because of inappropriate comments or pictures posted online. … Continue reading Ask yourself … Is your Social Media Employer Ready?

The term self-assessment, especially when it comes to your career, can sometimes be a daunting task

Posted January 20, 2014

Where do I start?  What should I be looking at?  Why should I do this? When choosing a career, it is important to remember those aspects you hold most important.  What are your interests when it comes to a career?  What motivates you?  What about your values and needs?  Although it may seem like a … Continue reading The term self-assessment, especially when it comes to your career, can sometimes be a daunting task

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