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A blog changing moment

Created 03/08/2011 14:56 Last updated 22/11/2017 05:08

Laura Smith takes over the Graduates Yorkshire blog....

When I hit ‘Publish’ on a blog post I wrote last week I had no idea what result it would have. I imagined, due to the polite request for readers to pass on the post, it may accumulate slightly higher readership than that of my average.  However, I wasn’t holding out for anything spectacular. I checked it had uploaded onto my site and shut down my laptop to join my housemates downstairs.

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Bloomin NORA!

Created 25/07/2011 16:29 Last updated 14/01/2015 10:40


It’s that time of year again and The National Online Recruitment Awards 2011 nominations are now open.  Last year we were delighted to win Best Regional Job Board, it was great to put Yorkshire on the map as the previous years had been dominated by one winner.  This year we would like to go for the double!


You can vote for us here!

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Looking for a grad job? Did you know there’s an app for that!

Created 25/07/2011 16:16 Last updated 12/12/2013 14:42


We’re really excited at GY towers to announce the launch of our Iphone App.  Now you can search for the best graduate jobs in Yorkshire while you’re on the move!  We have all of our graduate jobs on there, links to our social media channels as well as news and advice.

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Don’t be another CV

Created 25/07/2011 16:07 Last updated 05/10/2017 05:48


Here at Graduates Yorkshire we regularly keep-up-to date with employers to find out about the applications they receive.  One of the biggest comments we’ve had recently is that too many of you guys are sending in generic applications.  One important rule to remember when applying is don’t ‘spray and pray’ – send targeted and tailored covering letters and CVs, making sure they are relevant to the job you’re applying for.

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'Made In Yorkshire' T-Shirts on Holiday

Created 25/07/2011 16:01 Last updated 05/10/2017 05:43


If you love Yorkshire why not get the t-shirt - and then take it on holiday!  Show that you're Yorkshire and proud by buying one of our 'Made in Yorkshire' t-shirts - a snip at only £12 (+ £2 postage and package).  We have a variety of colours and sizes and they're surely the best to impress whilst abroad!  To make a fashion statement buy your t-shirt here!

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The Graduate Choice Award

Created 25/07/2011 15:48 Last updated 12/12/2013 14:42

As part of the Big Graduate Survey 2011 we asked you to vote who you would most like to work for in Yorkshire as well as globally, covering both the private and public sector.  The winners were announced at the survey launch and they are...

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The Big Graduate Survey 2011

Created 25/07/2011 15:39 Last updated 12/12/2013 14:42


We always like to keep our ear to the ground about the latest developments regarding graduates in the region.  That’s why we decided to commission The Big Graduate Survey.  Answered by over 1000 graduates it is a large style census determined to find out a wealth of information about Yorkshire.  It captured aspects of community, employment, enterprise and leisure time from people who have lived, worked and studied in Yorkshire.

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Recommend your friends and reap the rewards

Created 25/07/2011 15:27 Last updated 14/01/2015 13:46


Graduation is upon us and we’re sure you, as well as most of your friends are seeking the perfect graduate job to launch your career.  It wouldn’t be fair to keep Graduates Yorkshire to yourself so we would love it if you could tell all your friends about us too.  In exchange for your kindness we will put you in a draw to be in with a chance to win a £20 Amazon voucher – both for you and the person you referred!


Start referring your friends now and let’s promote getting great graduate jobs in Yorkshire! Good luck!

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Top tips for landing a graduate job – the insiders view….

Created 01/06/2011 14:46 Last updated 12/12/2013 14:42

Carli, a Marketing & Public Relations graduate, gives us her spin on The Graduate Employment Conference 2011.


As a graduate we are often bombarded with information with what we need to be doing in order to bag ourselves a job after we graduate. Events such as The Graduate Employability Conference are fantastic to attend as they give a chance to talk to the people who will be recruiting you, to get inside tips and make some valuable connections. For those you who couldn't make it, here are my top 10 tips from the day...

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The Graduate Employer Survey 2011

Created 01/06/2011 14:10 Last updated 12/12/2013 14:42




Graduates Yorkshire has teamed up with The Graduate Network to produce The Graduate Employment Survey 2011.  This survey was answered by businesses across the country ranging from small companies right through to the larger corporates.  If you want to find out what employers are really looking for in graduates you need to read on! 

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