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by Team SLB 28-01-2016
Your cover letter is a vital part of any job application. This is your chance to show employers in more detail how you are a perfect fit for both their company and the role in which you are applying. This should give them a push to read your CV and take you seriously as a candidate. Make your cover letter...
Your cover letter is a vital part of any job application. This is your chance to show employers...
Your cover letter is a vital part of any...
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by Team SLB 28-01-2016
1. Do your research – Know the company structure and salary range. Look into the qualifications employees have, the qualifications you have, your experience, your potential and your background which makes you more valuable or perhaps less valuable. Know your value compared to other employees. 2....
1. Do your research – Know the company structure and salary range. Look into the qualifications...
1. Do your research – Know the company...
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by Team SLB 28-01-2016
1. Losing motivation – I understand between managing your work life, university work, exams and more you may lose focus of your career ambition. You must stay focused and keep an eye on the prize. On the other hand you do not want to burn yourself out telephone interviewers do not want to see you...
1. Losing motivation – I understand between managing your work life, university work,...
1. Losing motivation – I understand...
Germany
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Germany
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by  26-01-2016
When I first moved out to Germany, I didn’t expect there to be many differences in the way English universities and German universities work. How wrong I was… the German university system can be hazardous and wildly confusing for those of us arriving from the UK! It seems to be a purely...
When I first moved out to Germany, I didn’t expect there to be many differences in the...
When I first moved out to Germany, I didn’t...
France
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France
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by Sophie Ingram 25-01-2016
Everyone says that the first two weeks of anything are always the most difficult, whether it’s a new job, new school or a new pair of wellies, there’s always going to be a breaking in period. Well chuck in a foreign language and you’ve got a pretty sticky situation. But fear not! After...
Everyone says that the first two weeks of anything are always the most difficult, whether it’s...
Everyone says that the first two weeks of...
France
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France
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by Sophie Ingram 25-01-2016
Languages have always been something that I’ve enjoyed. Since French lessons in primary school and being told I must say “un jus d’orange s’il vous plait” on the ferry on the way to Brittany, an interest for languages has sort of been instilled in me. My parent’s knowledge...
Languages have always been something that I’ve enjoyed. Since French lessons in primary...
Languages have always been something that...
Spain
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Spain
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by Rebekah Chapman 25-01-2016
Hi! I’m Rebekah, an English Literature and Spanish student at the University of Leeds. I am currently in my third year of my degree and am on my year abroad at the moment. I’m studying at university in Cadiz, which is a small town in Andalucía in southern Spain. Life for me this year...
Hi! I’m Rebekah, an English Literature and Spanish student at the University of Leeds....
Hi! I’m Rebekah, an English Literature...
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by Rebekah Chapman 25-01-2016
The first big decision you have to make about your year abroad is what you’re actually going to do. Languages students have three options; teaching as part of the British Council language assistantship scheme, studying at university, or finding an independent work placement. I had originally decided...
The first big decision you have to make about your year abroad is what you’re actually...
The first big decision you have to make about...
Austria
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Austria
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by gemmaisacat 25-01-2016
Hi, I’m Gemma and I am a languages student based in Edinburgh. I am currently on my year abroad, studying in Lyon, France and Vienna, Austria. I am having the time of my life whilst also swimming against the stream of paperwork involved in an ERASMUS year abroad. Cats are my favourite thing ever...
Hi, I’m Gemma and I am a languages student based in Edinburgh. I am currently on my year...
Hi, I’m Gemma and I am a languages...
Austria
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Austria
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by Laura Hooper 25-01-2016
Hi everyone! I’m Laura, a BA Modern Languages student at the University of Southampton and I’m currently on my year abroad in Linz, Austria. I’m working as a teaching assistant through the British Council programme in two secondary schools (Gymnasiums). I’ve been here four months...
Hi everyone! I’m Laura, a BA Modern Languages student at the University of Southampton...
Hi everyone! I’m Laura, a BA Modern...