Author Archives: Leo Woodhead

About Leo Woodhead

Leo Woodhead is an experienced careers adviser with a passion for empowering clients to manage their own careers. Since graduating with a degree in sociology, he has put his analytical skills to use trying to understand the changing face of the labour market. When he’s not writing or climbing mountains, he can be found spreading resources and engaging in lively debate on Twitter @thecareersblog

Motivation, motivation, motivation!

Motivation, where fore art thou? Motivation is a fickle beast and like the movement of the tides it can wither and wane with alarming speed. Without the careful nurturing much akin to the gentle caress of an attentive mother, motivation … Read More »

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What to do when you don’t know what to do!

When you start university it’s fair to say that a good proportion of students think they have their future figured out. When starting a course a lot of us have a vague idea at least of where the course could … Read More »

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Warning: Shift work may be ageing!

Research by the Université de Toulouse and Swansea University suggests working outside normal hours for a decade or more may ‘chronically’ reduce cognition and damage health! If you’ve ever spent an extended period with student nurses on a late rota … Read More »

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Getting your CV ready for employment after graduating

Guest post by Jess O’Donnell The job market is extremely competitive, now more than ever, and employers aren’t settling for second best. Even though unemployment is on the decline, the number of applications per single job post is much higher than … Read More »

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10 (non techy) tips for studying music production!

Today is a proud moment for me; I’ve just found out that my nephew has got into the Academy of Contemporary Music to study Electronic music production! Interestingly, he studied performing arts at college but has got into the degree … Read More »

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Results day … and what the hell is clearing?

A-level results day are less than a week away now and the tension is mounting! Will you get the results you’ve worked so hard for? Will you get better results than you were predicted? Will you miss out on the … Read More »

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4 Steps to Make Your Graduate CV ‘Job Ready’!

After 3 or 4 years of (hopefully) hard work you’ve finally done it. You’ve managed to do what at times felt impossible and you’ve bagged the degree that you were hoping for. The next stage is selling that degree and … Read More »

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CVs: Tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth!

Your dream job is just one application away. After months of scouring job boards and quite literally selling your soul to the ‘recruitment devil’ you’ve found it! This is the one; you can feel it, the one that will make … Read More »

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Forget graduate schemes, work for an SME!

With final exams nearly at an end, those that haven’t managed to bag a place on a graduate scheme inevitably start to panic. Overdrafts are all but maxed out and that overwhelming dread that you might have to move back … Read More »

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It’s never OK to kiss the interviewer (Free Prize Draw)

A while ago, I was sent a book by a fabulous author Jane Sunley. Her book – ‘It’s never OK to kiss the interviewer … and other secrets to surviving and high fiving at work’ offers practical advice for a … Read More »

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