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by Faye Howard 28-01-2016
When I tell people at home that I’m living in Paris, I get the ‘Oh my God – you must be having an amaaazing time!’. I play along with this predictable conversation to indulge in their Parisian fantasy and allow them a few moments to dream about life in the Capital of Love. And...
When I tell people at home that I’m living in Paris, I get the ‘Oh my God –...
When I tell people at home that I’m...
Germany
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Germany
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by Lydia Coleman 28-01-2016
Hello… I am a language student from the University of Chester currently on my year abroad. I study German and Spanish and have chosen to split my year in two and spend the first half in Germany and the second half in Spain. From the beginning of September I have been interning at a small media...
Hello… I am a language student from the University of Chester currently on my year...
Hello… I am a language student from...
Germany
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Germany
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by Lydia Coleman 28-01-2016
The thought of meeting and making friends with native speakers on your year abroad may seem pretty straight forward and easy, but depending on your level of confidence with the language in question and also in general, it can present some challenges. When I first arrived in Germany, I knew absolutely...
The thought of meeting and making friends with native speakers on your year abroad may seem...
The thought of meeting and making friends...
General
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General
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by Team SLB 28-01-2016
1. Use keywords in your CV – What skills do you have which employers and recruiter will want to see? Make those skills easy to see and they won’t miss them. For example if you are applying for a fashion marketing internship in Milan but have no marketing experience but you have worked in...
1. Use keywords in your CV – What skills do you have which employers and recruiter will...
1. Use keywords in your CV – What skills...
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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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General
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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  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  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...