From #topperformer

Getting a job in media: recruiter insights

Kirstin on Fullback and Friends:  All sectors have different styles of shortlisting candidates, so it pays to research a sector first to find out more about the work culture and their values.  What I like about this article is that it gives great advice on how to make your application appealing to the hiring manager, but also gets you to think about how a manager fits in application selection into their working day.  By considering both, you should be getting close to submitting an application that will be memorable for all the right reasons.

Why small businesses offer big opportunities for graduate jobseekers

Kirstin on Fullback and Friends:  I have always been a big supporter of SME’s, they can offer amazing opportunities for under-graduates and graduates in the form of work experience and graduate entry level opportunities.  The benefits of working for an SME is the opportunity to grow and develop within a role, there are no set boundaries, and if you consistently perform well with the daily demands of your job, the chances to get involved in additional project work, or to support a new service/team become more available to you.  Also, if you are entrepreneurial minded, working for an SME is the ideal place to learn about how to run a business.

19 Tips That Will Make You a Networking Master

Kirstin on Fullback and Friends:  For some of us, jus the thought of networking at an event can bring on a cold sweat.  If the thought of networking, face-to-face panics you, why not start using social media, LinkedIn would be a great place to start.  Build your network that way then start developing your network skills.  Even writing a blog could contribute to developing your network.

Your 5-Minute Guide to Writing an Amazing LinkedIn Recommendation

 Kirstin on Fullback and Friends:  I am a huge fan of LinkedIn, and regularly provide recommendations for my LinkedIn network.  It is a small way of giving back to colleagues, and my network system.  For individiuals who are new to LinkedIn a recommendation can transform their profile and hopefully help them develop their careers, or build their networks.

The Ultimate Guide to Researching a Company Pre-Interview

Kirstin on Fullback and Friends:  This advice will help at application stage as well.  By investing time to familiarise yourself with the company, will help you understand how to build your supporting evidence to support your application and interview.  It will also help you understand how similar your personal and company values are.