CoSector Blog

Practical advice for grads & their post-university existential crisis

University brings with it a sense of purpose as well as independence and routine. Once you’ve graduated, the chances are you’re going to be moving back in with your parents and looking for work.

This can be a difficult time; more difficult than...

Aug 08, 2017

Topic: Fairs and Events, Recruitment

How to write a graduate CV - advice from a grad recruiter

We spoke to Jarrod Ruth, Business Development Manager and graduate recruitment specialist at CoSector, to find out how to write a graduate CV.

Jul 31, 2017

Topic: Recruitment

Top 5 things to take out of your CV

We spoke to Jarrod Ruth, Business Development Manager and recruitment specialist, to find out what can be taken out of your CV and why. We also discussed the traps that many people fall into when applying for a graduate job. 

Jul 24, 2017

Topic: Recruitment

I sat in on an interview for a graduate intern. Here’s what I learned

As a recent graduate myself, I was asked to sit in on an interview for a position in our team. Here’s what I learned from sitting on the other side of the table for the first time. 

Jul 03, 2017

Topic: Recruitment, professional development

How did grads find our London Graduate Fair?

Yesterday, London experienced record heats with temperatures as high as 33 degrees, but that didn’t stop 1782 of London’s graduates from descending upon Senate House to meet 65 exhibitors at our summer London Graduate Fair. We run this event...

Jun 22, 2017

Topic: Fairs and Events, Recruitment

Are unpaid internships legal?

Unpaid internships are common, and recently companies have been publicly attacked for advertising unpaid job positions in the UK. We ask: are unpaid internships actually legal? 

Jun 22, 2017

Topic: Recruitment

How to spot the right internship

Throughout my university career, I have completed a number of internships, and whilst none so far have actively hindered me, I have definitely learned some lessons that I can share about how to choose a worthwhile internship.

Mar 02, 2017

Topic: Recruitment, Higher Education

How to get the most out of your graduate interns and temps

Eight months ago, in my role as Communications Director at CoSector, I had to build a team from the ground up after two previous experienced team members flew the nest to pastures new.  

Feb 20, 2017

Topic: Recruitment

The benefits of hiring a temp

Thinking of hiring a temp for your organisation? I'm here to tell you why that's a great idea.

Feb 06, 2017

Topic: Recruitment

A day in the life of a graduate intern at Dennis Publishing

My name is Dale Walker and I’m currently a graduate intern at Dennis Publishing, which was set up by CoSector's Graduate Recruitment service.

Dec 21, 2016

Topic: Recruitment