CoSector Blog

How to get the most out of your seasonal temp job

It's coming up to that time of year when many students will be on the lookout for temp jobs during the Chrismas break. We asked one of our temps to give us her top tips for being successful in a temporary role.

Nov 28, 2017

Topic: Recruitment

CoSector and Waltham Forest Council renew collaboration

Waltham Forest Council renewed its London Councils Internship Programme (LCIP) Framework Agreement with CoSector - University of London, providing project-based internships tgraduates within a range of council departments, from environmental...

Oct 14, 2017

Topic: Fairs and Events, Recruitment

When should you start looking for graduate schemes?

It's coming up to the new academic year, and if you're in your final or penultimate year, it might be time to start thinking about your future. 

Sep 06, 2017

Topic: Fairs and Events, Recruitment, London Graduate Fair

Hiring a graduate? Follow our tips for getting the best out of them

Hiring a graduate or graduate intern has many benefits, but you may not be using them to their full potential. Check out our top tips to ensure you're getting the best out of them and that they're getting the best out of you. 

Sep 04, 2017

Topic: Recruitment, Higher Education

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