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How to speak to potential employers

Speaking to potential employers can be a daunting task. Read our five top tips to help you stay confident and successful when speaking to career gatekeepers. Five top tips for speaking to potential employers As a graduate you can get so caught up in the job hunt that it’s sometimes easy to forget how daunting [...]

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How to approach telephone interviews

Portfolio Payroll offers advice and guidance on how to prepare, tackle and follow up on telephone interviews, to better your chances of landing your ideal role. How to better your chances in a telephone interview Telephone interviews are becoming increasingly popular amongst employers, being both time and cost effective as well as an efficient way [...]

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Social Media & Employment: 5 Steps to a Professional Online Presence

Social media is becoming an increasingly important tool for employers vetting employees prior to interview. Platforms like LinkedIn specifically suited to cultivate professional relationships and job searches, but what about our personal accounts. A recent study found that two thirds of employers now check a candidates Facebook profile before they invite them for an interview. [...]

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Six jobs you never knew existed

If you find yourself wondering where your degree can take you apart from the obvious, then take a look at the six unusual jobs below for some inspiration. Six unusual careers for graduates to consider If you are looking for more alternative options to pursue, then you are not alone. Many graduates often find themselves [...]

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The truth about CV writing services

Portfolio has looked at the pros and cons of working with a professional CV writer to help you decide whether or not you should pay to have your CV written. Is it worth paying to have your CV written for you? The attempt to get onto the first rung of a career ladder after university [...]

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